Financial hardship assistance is available for those school districts that cannot provide all or part of their funding share of a School Facility Program (SFP) or a Full-Day Kindergarten Facilities Grant Program (FDKFGP) project. In order to receive financial hardship assistance, a school district must have made all reasonable efforts to raise local funding and must also demonstrate that it is unable to contribute all or a portion of the matching share requirement. If the school district meets the financial hardship criteria, it is eligible for financial assistance for new construction, modernization, Facility Hardship projects and/or FDKFGP.

Financial Hardship re-reviews will occur when Financial Hardship school districts and county offices of education with projects on the SFP Unfunded List (Lack of AB 55 Loans) for 180 days or more that are participating in a certification filing period must undergo a re-review of their financial records to determine if they have any additional funds available to contribute to their project(s) prior to receiving an actual apportionment.

Information Guides and Resources

Financial Hardship Re-Reviews Webinar Presentation – October 12, 2011

  • Archived Webinar (link)
  • Presentation (PPT)
  • Sample 4-Day Incomplete Letter (PDF)
  • Webinar Q&A (PDF)

How to Apply for Financial Hardship Presenation – May 16, 2011

  • Presentation (PPT)
  • Sample Financial Hardship Project Worksheet (PDF)
  • Sample Financial Hardship Fund 40 Worksheet (PDF)
  • Sample Financial Hardship Fund 25 Worksheet (PDF)
  • Sample School Board Resolution for Financial Hardship Interfund Borrowing (PDF)
  • Part VI – Questions and Answers (PDF)
  • Bridge Financing and Interfund Borrowing Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
  • Bridge Financing and Interfund Borrowing Policy Letter – January 16, 2009 (PDF)

Forms

Financial Hardship Phase I and II Checklists

Unfunded Review Financial Hardship Checklist

Contact

John Leininger

Department of General Services
Office of Public School Construction

707 Third St
West Sacramento, CA 95605

Phone: (916) 375-4610

Email: john.leininger@dgs.ca.gov

Contact

Jason Hernandez

Department of General Services
Office of Public School Construction

707 Third St.
West Sacramento, CA 95605

Phone: (916) 376-5369

Email: jason.hernandez@dgs.ca.gov