School District Impacted by Statewide Fires
At the Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) the health and safety of our colleagues and clients are our top priority. OPSC recognizes that many school districts have closed temporarily as a result of fires statewide. We understand that this may impact a district’s ability to respond to time sensitive information.
School districts that are unable to meet OPSC response deadlines and/or due dates as a result of statewide fires, the COVID-19 pandemic, or any State of Emergency declared by the Governor, may submit a request for time extensions. OPSC will work with ALL impacted school districts and can grant extensions due to the unforeseen closures. Please use this form to contact OPSC to request an extension.
School districts may be eligible for School Facility Program Facility Hardship funding for facilities damaged or destroyed by natural disasters, or if the condition of your facilities poses an imminent health and safety threat to pupils and staff? This includes any facilities damaged by wildfires, earthquakes, and floods, etc. To apply for Facility Hardship funding, please see the list of documents required for a complete Facility Hardship application by clicking here. For more information about the Facility Hardship Program, please visit OPSC’s Facility Hardship webpage.
Office of Public School Construction’s COVID-19 Update
As a result COVID-19, the Office of Public School Construction’s (OPSC) staff are primarily teleworking. As a reminder, school districts can email all documents to one email address. All documents should be emailed to the Application Review Team (ART) at OPSCApplicationReviewTeam@dgs.ca.gov. ART will send an email acknowledgement of receipt for all submittals and ensure it is routed to the appropriate staff.
Staff are available to continue to conduct all business by means of distance efforts such as email, teleconference calls, Zoom and Microsoft Team meetings. In person meetings with school districts and consultants have been suspended until further notice.
State Allocation Board meetings will continue via Zoom meetings. Grant processing, grant agreements, fund release, and normal business operations will continue as OPSC’s core mission.