In addition to the School Construction Assistance Program, OSPI
School Facilities & Organization administers a number of programs.
High-Performance School Building Program assists school districts with
meeting the requirements of the high-performance buildings law.
Grants Program provided grant funds that demonstrated
guaranteed energy savings.
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 Urgent Repair Grant Program assists schools with urgent repair needs,
such as a leaky roof or an out-of-date fire suppression system, to
ensure the health and safety of students. The funding for these grants
is provided by the legislature biennially.
District Organization mainly includes transfers of district
territory, annexations, and consolidations, as well as boundary
corrections, district classification, and school district numbering.
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
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has made available
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.