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State Announces $190.9 Million for School Construction Projects

State Announces $190.9 Million for School Construction Projects

September 8, 2015

(Sacramento, CA) – The State Allocation Board (SAB) announced today that it has awarded approximately $190.9 million for school construction projects throughout the state.

The SAB awarded approximately $190.9 million for 53 School Facility Program (SFP) projects within 26 school districts statewide.

The state matching funds for SFP projects are distributed to local school districts to help finance shovel-ready school construction projects or reimburse districts for projects already completed using local funds. State funding for SFP projects is provided by bonds authorized under Propositions 1A, 1D, 47, and 55.

Read the full September 8, 2015 State Allocation Board press release for more information.

--Posted 9/8/15


Appointment of Senator Sharon Runner to the State Allocation Board

Appointment of Senator Sharon Runner to the State Allocation Board

The Office of Public School Construction is pleased to announce that Senator Sharon Runner has been appointed to the State Allocation Board by the Senate Rules Committee. We welcome the Senator back to the State Allocation Board and look forward to working with her on school facilities issues.

--Posted 4/27/2015

2015 Annual Adjustment to SFP Grants

On April 15, 2015, the State Allocation Board (SAB) adopted an increase for 2015 School Facility Program (SFP) grants based on the RS Means Construction Cost index. Adjustments for SFP projects that received an approval during 2015 will be brought back to the next SAB meeting.

The Annual Adjustment to SFP Grants, 2015 (link) is available on the Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) website on the Resources page (link) as well as the Quick Links located in the right sidebar.

OPSC staff will prepare a future SAB item for adopting a new index on a permanent basis for 2016 and beyond.

--Posted on 4/21/15

State Announces $113.6 Million for School Construction Projects

State Announces $113.6 Million for School Construction Projects

April 15, 2015

(Sacramento, CA) – The State Allocation Board (SAB) announced today that it has awarded approximately $113.6 million for school construction projects throughout the state.

The SAB awarded approximately $113.6 million for 41 School Facility Program (SFP) projects within 22 school districts statewide.

The state matching funds for SFP projects are distributed to local school districts to help finance shovel-ready school construction projects or reimburse districts for projects already completed using local funds. State funding for SFP projects is provided by bonds authorized under Propositions 1A, 1D, 47, and 55.

Read the full April 15, 2015 State Allocation Board press release for more information.

--Posted 4/20/15

Appointment of Assembly Member Rocky Chavez to the State Allocation Board

The Office of Public School Construction is pleased to announce that Assembly Member Rocky Chavez has been appointed to the State Allocation Board by Speaker Atkins. We welcome the Assembly Member to his new role as a Board member and look forward to working with him on school facilities issues.

Click to read Assembly Member Chavez’ press release on his appointment to the State Allocation Board.

--Posted 1/29/15

Appointment of Assembly Member Susan Bonilla to the State Allocation Board

The Office of Public School Construction is pleased to announce that Assembly Member Susan Bonilla has been appointed to the State Allocation Board by Speaker Atkins. We welcome the Assembly Member to her new role as a Board member and look forward to working with her on school facilities issues.

Click to read Assembly Member Bonilla’s press release on her appointment to the State Allocation Board.

--Posted 1/29/15

State Announces $193.9 Million for School Construction Projects

The State Allocation Board (SAB) announced today that it has awarded approximately $193.9 million for school construction projects throughout the state.

The SAB awarded approximately $100.5 million for 34 School Facility Program (SFP) projects within 21 school districts statewide. The state matching funds for SFP projects are distributed to local school districts to help finance shovel-ready school construction projects or reimburse districts for projects already completed using local funds.  State funding for SFP projects is provided by bonds authorized under Propositions 1A, 1D, 47, and 55.

In addition, the SAB has awarded approximately $93.4 million for 489 Emergency Repair Program (ERP) projects within 53 school districts. The ERP provides grant and/or reimbursement funding to school districts for the cost of repairing or replacing existing building systems or structural components that are broken or not functioning properly and which pose a health and safety threat to students and staff at eligible school sites.

Read the press release for more information

--Posted 08-21-2014

State Announces $372.2 Million for Shovel-Ready School Construction Projects

The State Allocation Board (SAB) announced today that it has awarded approximately $372.2 million for 105 school construction projects within 43 school districts throughout the state. The state matching funds are distributed to local school districts to help finance shovel-ready school construction projects or reimburse districts for projects already completed using local funds.  State funding for these projects are provided by bonds authorized under Propositions 1A, 1D, 47, and 55. 

“The State Allocation Board’s action today provides cash apportionments for 105 school facility projects across the state,” said SAB Chair Eraina Ortega, who also serves as Chief Deputy Director, Policy at the California Department of Finance.  “The Office of Public School Construction will distribute the bond funds to school districts within 90 days so local school construction projects can move forward as quickly as possible.”

Read the press release for more information.

--Potsed 04-07-2014

Successful Bond Sale and Consent Only State Allocation Board Meeting

Based on the most recent bond sale, the Office of Public School Construction is pleased to announce that $341.6 million has been made available from Propositions 47, 55, and 1D to fund School Facility Program projects.  On Monday, April 7, 2014 at 3:00 p.m., the State Allocation Board will hold a consent only meeting for purposes of dispensing the bond proceeds to those school district projects that have submitted a valid certification and are on the Unfunded List (Lack of AB 55 Loans).

For questions, please contact your OPSC Project Manager.
-- Posted 03-21-14

New Charter School Facilities Program Filing Period in 2014

At its November 2013 meeting, the State Allocation Board (SAB) approved a new application filing period for the Charter School Facilities Program (CSFP). The CSFP provides preliminary apportionments (reservation of funds) for new construction projects and rehabilitation of district owned existing facilities that are at least 15 years old. CSFP applications will be accepted by the Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) between April 1, 2014 and May 30, 2014.  Charter schools or school districts filing on behalf of a charter school may apply. 

Prior to the April 1, 2014 start of the application filing period, the OPSC will have workshops to provide outreach on the CSFP and the application process.  Once the specific dates and times are finalized, the information will be posted on the OPSC website and a notification email will be sent.

Once the total amount of funding available for this application period has been determined by the SAB, a notification email will be sent.       

For additional information on the CSFP and updates regarding the new filing round, please visit the CSFP Web page (link). If you have any questions please contact Erin Cunneen at (916) 375-4741 or erin.cunneen@dgs.ca.gov, or Janna Shaffer at (916) 376-1822 or janna.shaffer@dgs.ca.gov.

Deputy Executive Officer Appointed

The Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) is pleased to announce that Barbara Kampmeinert has been appointed as the new Deputy Executive Officer. Barbara will assist the Executive Officer in running OPSC’s day-to-day operations and serve as the chief advisor on all policy, fiscal, and administrative matters.

Barbara’s prior OPSC service includes serving as the Chief of Administrative Services, Policy Manager, supervising Policy and Specials, Legislation, and Project Management teams, and working as an OPSC Project Manager. Barbara’s experience in many levels and areas of OPSC gives her a broad understanding of the School Facility Program. 

Prior to state service, Barbara served as a research analyst for the River Oak Center for Children in Sacramento. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from California State University, Sacramento. 

We look forward to working with Barbara in her new role.