About this Service

Under this service, the Seismic Mitigation Program is a subset of the Facility Hardship Program and provides for the seismic repair, reconstruction, or replacement of the “most vulnerable” school facilities.  Prior to submitting an application to the Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) for this service, districts must obtain a letter from the Division of the State Architect (DSA) stating that the facility being considered is a qualifying Category 2 building. To obtain a DSA review and letter, school districts must follow the procedures listed in the DSA Procedure 08-03.  In order to be eligible for seismic funding, school districts must have a qualifying Category 2 Building Type as defined in the definitions of the School Facility Program Regulation Section 1859.2 as follows:

  • C1 – Concrete Moment Frame,
  • C1B – Reinforced Concrete Cantilever Columns with Flexible Diaphragms,
  • C2A – Concrete Shear Wall with Flexible Diaphragms,
  • C3A – Concrete Frame with Infill Masonry Shear Walls and Flexible Diaphragms,
  • PC1 – Precast/Tilt-up Concrete Shear Wall with Flexible Diaphragms,
  • PC1A – Precast/Tilt-up Concrete Shear Wall with Rigid Diaphragms,
  • PC2A – Precast Concrete Frame without Concrete Shear Walls and with Rigid Diaphragms,
  • PC2 – Precast Concrete Frame and Roofs with Concrete Shear Walls,
  • URM – Unreinforced Masonry Bearing Wall Buildings,
  • RM1 – Reinforced Masonry Bearing Wall with Flexible Diaphragms,
  • URMA – Unreinforced Masonry Bearing Wall with Rigid Diaphragms,
  • S1B – Steel Cantilever Columns with Flexible Diaphragm,
  • S3 – Steel Light Frame Metal Siding and/or Rod Bracing, or
  • M – Mixed construction containing at least one of the above structures types.

information guides and resources


Brian LaPask

Department of General Services
Office of Public School Construction

707 Third St
West Sacramento, CA 95605

Phone: 279-946-8434

E-mail: brian.lapask@dgs.ca.gov

Additional Contacts:

  • Sylvanna Krawczyk

 Phone: 279-946-8481

 E-mail: sylvanna.krawczyk@dgs.ca.gov


  • Alexandra Ruiloba

 Phone: 279-946-8426

 E-mail: alexandra.ruiloba@dgs.ca.gov


SMP Video 1: What is the Seismic Mitigation Program?
SMP Video 2: Eligibility and the Division of the State Architect's Process
SMP Video 3: Resources for Applicants
SMP Video 4: Complete Applications