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School Facilities

Grants & Other Funding Programs

In addition to the School Construction Assistance Program, OSPI School Facilities & Organization administers a number of programs.

The High-Performance School Building Program assists school districts with meeting the requirements of the high-performance buildings law.

The Energy Grants Program provided grant funds that demonstrated guaranteed energy savings.

The Asset Preservation Program (APP) is a performance-based program designed to help districts maintain the 30-year life expectancy of a new building through a systematic performed maintenance approach. State assisted new or new-in-lieu buildings with board acceptance after December 31, 1993 must participate in the APP in order to be eligible for future state assisted construction funding for those buildings.

The Capital Budget is the portion of the state budget dedicated to acquire and maintain state buildings, public schools, higher education facilities, public lands, parks and other assets.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has made available expanded School Bond Opportunities to currently include Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZABs) and Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (QECBs). These programs can provide interest free bonds to schools for construction, rehabilitation, repair, energy saving renovations, teacher training and land acquisition.

The Department of Natural Resources may offer school districts Options to Acquire or Lease State Trust Lands for school sites.

Skill Centers
This program assists Washington state skill centers with obtaining capital funding for facility projects.


   Updated 10/13/2014

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