administers the Capital Budget, the School Construction Assistance Program, and a number of other programs. Based on OSPI’s work, the Legislature makes biennial appropriations to release state funds for school construction assistance to school districts. Districts must apply to OSPI for the funding as it is not directly appropriated to the school districts.
A helpful list for any school district planning a capital project.
Provides funding assistance for facility planning, new construction and modernizations.
The Legislature provided $200 million in competitive grant capital funds that school districts can apply for to help achieve progress towards class size reduction and all-day Kindergarten goals.
The 2015 Legislature appropriated $5,000,000 solely to address unexpected and imminent health and safety hazards at K-12 public schools, including skill centers, that will impact the day-to-day operations of the school Facility.
The Legislature appropriated $5 million dollars in the 2015-2017 capital budget for OSPI to administer a new grant program, Healthy Kids-Healthy Schools. Funding for this grant program is a budget investment priority of the Healthiest Next Generation Initiative. This grant program will help schools remove barriers and bridge the gaps that stand between best practices, processes and policies for improved student health.
The Legislature provided $11,925,000 in competitive grant funds. This pilot grant project will provide funding to school districts to construct or modernize science and science lab classrooms. Each district is limited to one grant award of no more than $4,000,000. Districts may use the grant award for multiple projects.