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School Construction Assistance Program (SCAP)

Contact Information

Heidi Burkart
Northwest Regional Coordinator
360-742-8032

Phil Partington
Southwest Regional Coordinator
360-725-6221

Mark Brown
Eastern Regional Coordinator
360-725-6235

The School Construction Assistance Program (SCAP) provides funding assistance to school districts that are undertaking a major new construction or modernization project. Projects must meet eligibility requirements.

School districts are responsible to secure local funding for construction projects. If eligible, the State provides partial funding based on formulas, allowances, and costs related to certain aspects of a construction project called recognized project costs.

SCAP Eligibility

The enrollment projection methodology excludes the number of students residing outside the school district who are enrolled in alternative learning experience (ALE) programs under RCW 28A.232.010. The current Student Enrollment Cohort Projections - Report 1049 are available in ICOS.

The construction cost allocation is the maximum cost per square foot of construction that the state will recognize. This amount is established by the legislature in the biennium budget.

As part of the state construction grants, projects were funded at a construction cost allocation per square foot of eligible area:

  • July 1, 2022 $246.83
  • July 1, 2021 $242.26
  • July 1, 2020 $238.22​
  • July 1, 2019 $232.10
  • July 1, 2018 $225.97
  • July 1, 2017 $219.58
  • July 1, 2016 $213.23
  • July 1, 2015 $206.76
  • July 1, 2014 $200.40
  • July 1, 2013 $194.26

  • July 1, 2012 $188.55
  • July 1, 2011 $183.78
  • July 1, 2010 $180.17
  • July 1, 2009 $174.26
  • July 1, 2008 $168.79
  • July 1, 2007 $162.43
  • July 1, 2006 $154.22
  • July 1, 2005 $141.95
  • July 1, 2004 $129.81
  • July 1, 2003 $125.32

The funding assistance percentage is the percentage of the recognized project costs that will be paid for by the state as determined by the formula set forth in law. The percentage varies by the local district's ability to raise funds measured in terms of assessed value per student. A district's funding assistance percentage applies to a calendar year.

A district's funding assistance percentage is determined by a defined formula prescribed by law, and does not necessarily apply to all costs that may be incurred by a district in completing a project.

D-Forms

The D-forms are the primary documents that form the basis of any agreements between OSPI and the school districts receiving state assistance through the School Construction Assistance Program (SCAP). 

For more information on D-Forms visit the Forms and Applications web page.

Project Approval Schedule

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has established project approval dates for calendar year 2022.

All items related to the approval of school facilities and requiring action by the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall be submitted no later than sixty (60) days prior to the established approval date.

Approval Date

School District Deadline to Submit Items for Approval
(60 days for new S & S)

Monday, November 15, 2021

Friday, January 14, 2022

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Monday, November 15, 2021

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Friday, January 14, 2022

Monday, May 16, 2022

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Friday, July 15, 2022

Monday, May 16, 2022

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Monday, July 18, 2022

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Friday, September 16, 2022

State-Wide Data on SCAP-Funded Projects