Important Information

This program became inoperative effective July 1, 2013. On January 1, 2015 in accordance with Assembly Bill 97 (Chapter 47, Statutes of 2013) and Senate Bill 971 (Chapter 923, Statutes of 2014), these statutes repealed State Allocation Board (SAB) apportionment authority for the Deferred Maintenance Program (DMP) and provided for the governing boards for each school district to have complete control over deferred maintenance expenditures, earnings and funds.  Therefore, the Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) will no longer accept the

Deferred Maintenance Five Year Plan (PDF), Form SAB 40-20 from school districts.

Deferred Maintenance Program - Inactive

On January 23, 2013, the SAB approved the last annual item to distribute $254,430,098 in DMP funding to school districts and county offices of education. One hundred percent of the funding available was proportionately distributed to all participating school districts and county offices of education based on a funding baseline established by the SAB on April 22, 2009 for the 2008/2009 through 2012/2013 funding cycles.

Click on the links below to view items presented to the SAB listing all districts who received an apportionment.

Additional Information:


The DMP was made up of 11 project categories or types of work that are outlined in Education Code Section 17582 or were otherwise approved by the SAB. Most of the project categories are building systems that are necessary components of a facility, without which the building would not be able to function for school purposes. A DMP project was required to conform to one of these 11 categories in order for a district to place a project on the five year plan or apply for an extreme hardship grant.


Basic Apportionment

An annual basic grant was provided to districts for the major repair or replacement work listed on the Form SAB 40-20, which is a projection of deferred maintenance work to be performed on a district wide basis over the next five years. The DMP provided State matching funds, on a dollar for dollar basis, to assist school districts with expenditures for major repair or replacement of these school building components. The annual basic grants were historically provided after December of each year. 

Extreme Hardship Apportionment

An extreme hardship grant was provided in addition to the basic grant if the district had a critical project on the five year plan that must be completed within one year due to health and safety or structural reasons.

Funding Source 

Funding for this program was generated from the amount of school district repayments under the State School Building Aid Program that exceeds the amount necessary to service the indebtedness on State General Obligation Bonds sold and loaned to the districts for that program. Additional funds were available from certain State School Site Utilization Funds and were appropriated from the State General Fund.


If you have questions regarding the inactive Deferred Maintenance Program, please contact the Office of Public School Construction at 916.376.1771.