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Office of Public School Construction-Access California Kindergarten Facilities. Deadline: 4/30/22

Opportunity Title:

Access California Preschool, Transitional, Kindergarten and Full-Day Kindergarten Facilities Grant Program Funding



Description:

School districts can apply for this service to construct new classrooms or retrofit existing school facilities for the purpose of providing transitional kindergarten or full-day kindergarten instruction. Additionally, both school districts and county offices of education can apply for this service to construct new classrooms or retrofit existing school facilities for the purpose of providing California preschool instruction.

The Program was established by Assembly Bill 1808, the Education Finance: Education Omnibus Trailer Bill, and was approved by the Governor and chaptered June 27, 2018. The General Fund appropriated $100,000,000 in one-time grants for the construction of new classrooms or the retrofit of existing facilities for the purpose of providing full-day kindergarten instruction. These funds were apportioned for applications received during the First Filing Round, January 2, 2019 – January 31, 2019, and the Second Filing Round, May 1, 2019 – May 30, 2019.

The Program was expanded by Assembly Bill 130, the Education Finance: Education Omnibus Trailer Bill, and was approved by the Governor and chaptered July 9, 2021. The expanded program includes the addition of California Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten funding eligibility. The General Fund appropriated $490,000,000 in one-time grants for the construction of new classrooms or the retrofit of existing facilities for the purpose of providing California preschool, transitional kindergarten or full-day kindergarten instruction.

Following a series of stakeholder meetings to discuss and solicit feedback in the preparation of program regulations. OPSC presented, and the State Allocation Board (SAB) approved, the proposed regulatory amendments, revised forms and updated Grant Agreement at its January 26, 2022 SAB meeting.



Eligibility:

Projects submitted by school districts are eligible for funding if they meet the following requirements:

  1. School districts that have or will have school board approval to provide transitional and/or full-day kindergarten.

  2. School districts that lack the facilities to appropriately provide transitional and/or full-day kindergarten.



Total Amount Available:

General Fund of $100,000,000



Application Deadline:

April 30, 2022



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