In 2018, the U.S. Department of Education awarded Idaho’s Communities of Excellence (COE) consortium, led by the Boise-based nonprofit, Bluum, a $17.1 million Charter Schools Program (CSP) grant. The amount of the award increased to $22.47 million in 2019. Grant funds have been distributed over five years with the intent to achieve Idaho’s COE objectives.
Hall, Mcallister and Osterhout, Gabe, "Idaho's Communities of Excellence Charter School Grant Year 4 Evaluation 2023" (2023). Idaho Policy Institute Reports. 87.