Inactive Programs

Information on Inactive Programs is provided for historical reference.

See all Inactive Programs' forms (link).

Career Technical Education (CTE)

The Career Technical Education Facilities Program (CTEFP) provides funding to qualifying school districts and joint powers authorities (JPA) for the construction of new facilities or reconfiguration of existing facilities to integrate Career Technical Education (CTE) programs into comprehensive high schools.

CTE provides a program of study that involves a multi-year sequence of courses that integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to postsecondary education and careers. The California Department of Education (CDE) currently recognizes 15 industry sectors; each sector contains several pathways. A complete guide may be found under the CDE's adopted CTE Framework (PDF), and additional information is available on the CDE's website (link).

CTEFP Regulation Update

At the February 24, 2015 State Allocation Board (SAB) meeting, the SAB approved regulatory amendments to implement the provisions set for by Senate Bill (SB) 869 Chapter 39, Statutes of 2014.

The new law restricts the SAB’s ability to allocate or approve High Performance Incentive (HPI) Grants and Career Technical Education Facilities Program (CTEFP) bond authority on or after January 1, 2015. Projects on the Unfunded List (Lack of AB 55 Loans) will retain any HPI or CTEFP bond authority approved on or before December 31, 2014. In addition, SB 869 provides that any HPI and CTEFP bond authority unallocated by the SAB by January 1, 2015, 50 percent shall be transferred to the School Facility Program (SFP) New Construction account and 50 percent shall be transferred to the SFP Modernization Account. For any funds returned to the program on or after January 1, 2015, the SAB shall determine the percentage to be allocated to the SFP New Construction and SFP Modernization accounts.

Any bond authority that returns from HPI or CTEFP projects will be allocated first to Facility Hardship projects on the Applications Received Beyond Bond Authority List based on date order received. If there are no Facility Hardship applications on the Applications Received Beyond Bond Authority List or after all Facility Hardship applications are fully funded, any excess returning authority would then be divided on a 50/50 basis between SFP New Construction and Modernization accounts to fund new construction and modernization projects in date order received.

As a result, the SAB took action at the February 2015 meeting to close the third CTEFP cycle filing round, and the Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) returned any remaining applications unprocessed to the school districts.

CTEFP projects on the unfunded list may apply for an apportionment via the Priority Funding Round. However, the criteria for reservation of funds projects still apply. 

School Facility Program (SFP) Regulation 1859.193 allows the SAB to reserve funding for projects that require but have not yet obtained Division of the State Architect (DSA) and CDE approval for a period of up to 12 months. However, the SAB approved amendments to the SFP Regulation Section 1859.90.3 that would extend the Priority Funding (PF) process to CTEFP. The Board approved the regulatory amendments on a non-emergency basis to provide affected applicants adequate time to prepare for their first PF filing round. The amended regulations became effective on October 1, 2014.

The amendments approved by the Board maintain the 12-month period, enabling applicant’s time to acquire California Department of Education (CDE) and the Division of the State Architect (DSA) approvals; however, the 12-month period would begin on the date of apportionment. Receipt of the CDE and DSA approved plans and specification would trigger the 90 day period for the application to meet the requirements of a PF apportionment fund release. If an applicant does not submit the required CDE and DSA approvals within the 12 month period, the apportionment will be rescinded without further Board action and the CTEFP bond authority will return to the program for reallocation. 

All line items on the cost estimate must be represented with a unit of measure, quantity, and unit cost as reflected in the DSA approved plans. Lump sums that cannot be verified will not be considered for grant costs. For further specification on the detail required in the detailed cost estimate please refer to the Architect Submittal Guidelines (PDF).

Receiving the documentation prior to or simultaneously ensures that a district with a project on the unfunded list who submits a priority funding request and the required Form SAB 50-05 will not be delayed or reverted back to the bottom of the unfunded list due to the reservation of funds requirements not being fulfilled.   

Please note that the Form SAB 50-05 will be accepted only after the OPSC has verified the project’s costs in accordance with the DSA approved plans and an acceptance letter has been issued.

High Performance Incentive Grant

The State Allocation Board (SAB) approved new School Facility Program regulations on April 25, 2012 that allow Career Technical Education Facilities Program (CTEFP) projects to receive High Performance Incentive (HPI) grant funding.  The regulations were approved by the Office of Administrative Law on October 23, 2012.

The State Allocation Board (SAB) approved new School Facility Program regulations on April 25, 2012 that allow Career Technical Education Facilities Program (CTEFP) projects to receive High Performance Incentive (HPI) grant funding.  The regulations were approved by the Office of Administrative Law on October 23, 2012.The State Allocation Board (SAB) approved new School Facility Program regulations on April 25, 2012 that allow Career Technical Education Facilities Program (CTEFP) projects to receive High Performance Incentive (HPI) grant funding.  The regulations were approved by the Office of Administrative Law on October 23, 2012.

The HPI grant provides funding for the costs associate with high performance attributes in school facilities.

  • Qualifying Criteria – The HPI grant is available to CTEFP projects on the Unfunded List (Lack of AB 55 Loans) and “in-house” applications that are part of the third CTEFP funding cycle.  School districts requesting the grant would be eligible for the HPI grant while retaining their original Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) received date.
  • Funding Requests – School districts are eligible to amend their funding requests for CTEFP projects to include the HPI grant by submitting a revised Application for Career Technical Education Facilities Funding (Form SAB 50-10)(PDF). These requests should be addressed to the CTEFP team at the OPSC.  School districts should request all previous grants and add a request for the HPI grant.  No other grants will be amended as a result of submitting a revised Form SAB 50-10.

These amendments require school districts with a CTEFP project already on the Unfunded List (Lack of AB 55 Loans) to request the HPI grant addition at least 90 days prior to participating in the Priority Funding process.

Quarterly CTE Facilities Reports

Senate Bill (SB) 13 (Chapter 519, Statutes of 2007) added Section 17070.52 to the California Education Code (EC). As part of seeking plan approval for a new construction project, local education agencies (LEA) are required to report to the CDE on whether CTE facilities will be provided in a project. If not, the LEA must explain how the CTE facility needs of the students housed in the project will be met. The LEA's report must include when the CTE advisory committee was consulted. The EC Section also requires the CDE to provide quarterly reports detailing the information submitted to the OPSC. In turn, the OPSC must post reports on the website as they become available.

Community Schools, Expelled Pupils & ROC/P Facilities

In Education Code Sections 1986 (Community Schools), 17285 (Regional Occupational Center or Program [ROC/P]), and 17292.5 (Expelled Pupils Program), the law directs school districts and county offices of education to utilize available school facilities that conform to Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations (Field Act). A legally acceptable secondary choice for Community Schools, ROC/P, and Expelled Pupils Programs is to lease facilities that meet criteria specified in each law.

Prior to entering into any lease, a certification must be made to the State Allocation Board. The Facilities Certification (Form SAB 406A) (PDF), is provided to facilitate this process.


Contractor's Registration Program

Contractor's Registration Program

Effective January 1, 2001, the OPSC is no longer registering for the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response. For general asbestos information and databases listing registered contractors, certified asbestos consultants, and asbestos training providers, go to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) - Asbestos (link). You can also contact the Asbestos Contractor Registration Unit (link) of DOSH at (415) 703-5191 with questions about contractor registration. For verification of individual AHERA training, contact the individual training provider noted on the certificate.

Critically Overcrowded School Facilities Program

Critically Overcrowded School Facilities Program

The Critically Overcrowded School Facilities program allowed school districts with school sites that have a high pupil density to apply for funding to build additional facilities to relieve the overcrowding. All funding for the program has been allocated. Any funding that returns will be allocated through the New Construction program.

Deferred Maintenance Program

Deferred Maintenance Program

Effective July 1, 2013 Assembly Bill 97 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 full local 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.
Please see the link below for more information on this inactive program:

Deferred Maintenance Program Information Page (link)

Federal Renovation Program

Federal Renovatoin Program

The OPSC is no longer accepting Federal Renovation Program applications because the application filing period has passed and all funds have been apportioned.

Lease-Purchase: Joint-Use Program

Lease-Purchase: Joint-Use Program

Lease-Purchase: Joint-Use Program applications are no longer being accepted because all funds have been exhausted. However, a Joint-Use Program (link) is available under the current School Facility Program.

School Facilities Needs Assessment Grant Program

School Facilities Needs Assessment Grant Program

Senate Bill 6, Chapter 899, Statutes of 2004 (Alpert), as a part of the Williams Settlement, established the School Facilities Needs Assessment Grant Program (SFNAGP). The funding was available to schools identified by the California Department of Education (CDE) as ranked in deciles one, two, or three based on the 2003 Academic Performance Index (API), and that were newly constructed prior to January 1, 2000. The list of schools meeting the API criteria has been published by the CDE and is available on the CDE Website (link).

Under the provisions of the SFNAGP, each eligible school was provided with funding to complete a one-time assessment of facilities. The program required Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) to perform a one-time comprehensive assessment of the facilities for each eligible school site and provided $10 per pupil, or a minimum of $7500, to accomplish this. The assessments included:

  • Facility inventory
  • Estimated costs for 5-years to maintain functionality of the school buildings
  • Remaining life of major building systems by building
  • List of any necessary repairs

LEAs were required to complete the assessment for each eligible school and submit the information to the OPSC by January 1, 2006.

Any remaining funds after the Needs Assessment Report was completed were permitted to be used toward the cost of completing any of the repairs identified in Part V of the assessment. LEAs were required to report on the use of SFNAGP funds by January 1, 2007.

SFNAGP Additional Resources

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State Relocatable Classroom Program

State Relocatable Classroom Program

The State Relocatable Classroom Program (SRCP) (link) was originally designed to meet classroom needs for school districts impacted by excessive growth or unforeseen classroom emergencies. The OPSC  implemented the Phase-Out Plan for the State Relocatable Classroom Program (PDF) that was adopted by the State Allocation Board (SAB) at its October 26, 2005 meeting, which outlined a process for the immediate disposal and sale of all State Relocatable Classrooms.

Relocatable Classrooms

Effective December 1, 2005, the SAB no longer accepted applications to lease relocatable classrooms.


See all SRCP forms (link).



If you have questions regarding the inactive SRCP, please contact Liz Cheyne 916.375.4325 or