The School Facility Program (SFP) allows school districts to apply for funds to supplement a joint-use project between the district and an eligible partner such as: a governmental agency, higher education institution, and a nonprofit agency. Eligible projects include multipurpose rooms, gymnasiums, libraries, teacher education facilities, pupil academic achievement facilities, and childcare facilities. The joint-use project categories are: Type I (part of a new construction project) and Type II (an addition to or reconfiguration of existing school buildings).
Maximum allocation per joint-use project funds is determined by grade level:
|Grade level||Project Funds|
|Kindergarten through grade six||
|Kindergarten through grade eight||
|Grades seven through eight||
|Grades nine through twelve||
School districts applying for a joint-use project must:
- Obtain a plan approval letter from the California Department of Education (CDE) stipulating that the project meets square footage eligibility per State Allocation Board (SAB) Regulation Section 1859.124 (SFPD Form 4.07 (Revised Ju1-2010; DOC) and SFPD Form 4.11 (DOC).
- Obtain structural, safety, and accessibility plan approval from the California Division of State Architect (DSA).
- Complete the Office of Public School Construction's (OPSC) Form 50-07 and submit to OPSC along with a joint-use agreement that complies with Education Code Section 17077.42.
Joint-Use Application Due Dates
Applications are due to the CDE not later than January 25, 2009. Applications are due to OPSC not later than March 1, 2009. The joint-use applications are presented annually to the SAB in July.
California Department of Education, John Gordon, phone number 916-323-0575.
Office of Public School Construction, Brian La Pask, phone number 916-375-4667.