School Construction Assistance Program (SCAP)
The School Construction Assistance Program (SCAP) provides funding assistance to school districts that are undertaking a major new construction or modernization project.
Projects must meet eligibility requirements.
School districts are responsible to secure local funding for construction projects. If eligible, the State provides partial funding based on formulas, allowances, and costs related to certain aspects of a construction project called recognized project costs.
- The School Construction Assistance Summary Handbook provides guidance on different phases of planning, design, and construction.
- The School Facilities Manual outlines the process of planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of school facilities and detailed information about SCAP.
- The SCAP slideshow presentation is available for school districts to customize and use to present to school boards.
How SCAP Eligibility Works
- SCAP 101 provides an overview of key funding drivers for state funding assistance.
- Enrollment (Cohort) Projections Report 1049
- Construction Cost Allocation
- State Funding Assistance Percentages
- Understand the D-Forms and the Project Approval Schedule
State-Wide Data on SCAP-Funded Projects
- Long-range plans: A list of approved Study and Survey grants.
- Project Release 2020: A list of past and current projects that received or are currently receiving state funding assistance.
- Preliminary Project Release 2021: Projects.
- Summary of average square foot cost for construction at time of bid.
Recent amendments to Chapter 28A.335.010 RCW now requires all school districts to consider certain design features when constructing or modernizing schools. Please see School Facility Design Safety Guidance for more information.
Note: All projects, including Local and state funded, are required to consider these design features.