Grant Agreements

At its June 5, 2017 meeting, the State Allocation Board (SAB) approved a template grant agreement and conforming School Facility Program (SFP) regulations as a result of the passage of the Kindergarten through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016 (Proposition 51) and the accountability measures in the Governor’s 2017-18 Budget.

The grant agreement was developed as a way to address audit findings by the Office of Statewide Audits and Evaluation (OSAE) to improve oversight and accountability and also includes changes that align with the Governor’s 2017-18 Budget related to closeout audits. The grant agreement serves as a binding document that defines the responsibilities of funding applicants and the state from the determination of the amount of eligible state funding to the reporting of all project funds, including any savings achieved. It is also designed as a useful tool to ensure that the grantees receiving funds have a thorough understanding of the requirements in receiving the funds.

Applicants/Districts must return the signed grant agreement to the Office of Public School Construction for projects subject to the grant agreement as a condition of fund release. 

Grant Agreement Templates


School Facility Program Grant Agreement Templates by Program:

Grant Agreement FAQ

Policy Items

State Allocation Board, January 25, 2017

State Allocation Board, April 24, 2017

State Allocation Board, June 5, 2017


State Allocation Board, June 28, 2017


If you would like additional information on grant agreements, please contact Tracy Sharp at, or (916) 375-3108, or Brian LaPask at (916) 375-4667 or

If you are seeking written clarification on the eligibility of specific expenditures, please contact Suzanne Reese at or at (916) 376-1612.