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Important Information

Please be advised that the Office of Public School Construction is no longer accepting applications for Joint-Use funding because there is no remaining bond authority to fund projects.

Joint-Use Program

The Joint-Use Program allows school districts to utilize joint-use partner and State funding to build a joint-use project the district would not otherwise be able to build due to lack of financial resources. With the Joint-Use program, the State Allocation Board has provided unfunded approvals and/or apportionments on a yearly basis through a funding round process.

Eligibility

There are two types of joint-use projects that the district may apply for, which are referred to as Type I and Type II.

Type I Joint-Use Project

  • The joint-use partner is a governmental agency, higher education, or a nonprofit organization;
  • The joint-use project is part of a qualifying School Facility Program (SFP) new construction application;
  • The facility is located at the school site of the SFP project;
  • The project increases the size, creates extra cost, or does both of the multipurpose room, gymnasium, childcare facility, library and/or teacher education facility;
  • There is an approvable Joint-Use Agreement that meets the criteria of Education Code Section 17077.42;
  • The project has square footage eligibility as specified in Regulation Section 1859.124 (except if the project is for extra cost);
  • The contract was executed after April 29, 2002;
  • The project has Division of the State Architect (DSA) approved plans;
  • The project has California Department of Education (CDE) approval of plans.

Type II Joint-Use Project

  • The joint-use partner is a governmental agency, higher education, or a nonprofit organization;
  • The joint-use project reconfigures existing school buildings, constructs new school buildings, or both, to provide for multipurpose room, gymnasium, childcare facility, library, teacher education facility, and/or pupil academic achievement facility--only if plans and specifications were accepted by DSA prior to January 1, 2004;
  • The project to reconfigure an existing building may be part of a qualifying SFP modernization application located at the school site of the SFP project, or
  • The project to reconfigure or construct a new school building may be submitted as a stand alone project located on the public school site;
  • The school does not have the type of facility or the existing facility is inadequate;
  • There is an approvable Joint-Use Agreement that meets the criteria of Education Code Section 17077.42;
  • The project has square footage eligibility as specified in Regulation Section 1859.124;
  • The contract was executed after April 29, 2002;
  • The project has DSA approved plans and CDE final plan approval if the project is part of a SFP modernization application;
  • The project has preliminary plans and CDE approval of the preliminary plans if it is a stand alone project.

Funding

The Architect’s Submittal Guidelines (PDF) and the Presentation on Additional Grant for Site Development Costs (PPT) contain detailed information for school districts and architects to prepare project plans, specifications, and cost estimates for project applications.

 

Please note: Joint-Use projects may be subject to Prevailing Wage Monitoring/Labor Compliance Program requirements (link).

Fiscal Reporting

The SFP Compliance Review page contains detailed information on compliance review requirements, including substantial progress and expenditure reporting.

The Financial Hardship Program (link) provides funding to districts that cannot provide all or a part of the required local matching share for a Joint-Use project.

Contacts

For assistance, please contact: