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The Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) is under the authority of the state of California's Department of General Services. As staff to the State Allocation Board, OPSC implements and administers a $42 billion voter-approved school facilities construction program.

State Agency Workshops

Career Technical Education Facilities Program Workshop

The Office of Public School Construction, the California Department of Education (CDE), and the Division of the State Architect (DSA) are conducting a free workshop to provide information on how to access Career Technical Education Facilities Program funding. $500 million was recently made available through the passage of Proposition 51.

Topics include:

  • Career Technical Education Facilities Filing Round Info
  • CDE Grant Application Process
  • OPSC Funding Application Process
  • DSA Plan Approval Process

The workshop will include a presentation by the agencies, a question & answer session, and breakout opportunities for applicants (School Districts, County Offices of Education and Joint Power Authorities) with more unique circumstances.

If you would like to register for this free workshop, please use the link below:

 ·         Tuesday, October 24, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Oceanside, CA

o   Oceanside City Hall Council Chambers - 300 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92057

o   Register Now



The Office of Public School Construction (OPSC), the Division of the State Architect (DSA), and the California Department of Education (CDE) conducted free workshops across the state to provide information on school planning, design, and the availability of state funding to help Local Educational Agencies address their facility needs. These funds are from the recently passed Proposition 51. There was also an opportunity for small school districts to directly address concerns and receive assistance.

Topics included:

  • Master planning and educational specifications
  • The process and requirements for each agency
  • Grant Agreements
  • Application processes moving forward
  • Career Technical Educational Facilities Filing Rounds

Each workshop included a presentation by the agencies, a question & answer session, and breakout opportunities for school districts with more unique circumstances.

Meeting Information

  • State Allocation Board (link) - Next State Allocation Board Meeting - Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Location TBD.

  • SAB Implementation Committee (link)
  • OPSC Events Calendar (link)​
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    Please note: SAB Agendas are in the Adobe PDF Portfolio format. This format is not compatible with Firefox and Chrome. Users of these web browsers must download the agenda and view the agenda with Adobe Acrobat Pro or Adobe Reader software.

    Microsoft Internet Explorer Windows users should also install Adobe Flash Player (Active X and Plugin) and Apple OS users should install the Flash Player Installer for Mac OS.

    For technical assistance viewing the SAB Agenda on desktop and laptop computers please click here.

    For technical assistance viewing the SAB Agenda on Apple iOS devices (iPhones and iPads) please click here.

     





    Priority Funding Information

    The fourteenth Priority Funding filing round will begin November 8, 2017. Requests that are submitted November 8, 2017 through December 7, 2017 are eligible for an Apportionment from January 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018. Acceptance is not a guarantee of funding. For more information, please see the Priority Funding Information Web page (link).

    Procedures for School Facility Program Funding (PDF)  

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