California School Finance Authority

Charter School Facilities Program (CSFP)

CSFP Overview

Through the passage of Propositions 47, 55, and 1D, $900 million has been made available to charter schools for construction of new facilities or rehabilitation of existing school district facilities. The state-funded Charter School Facilities Program (CSFP) is jointly administered by the California School Finance Authority (CSFA) and the Office of Public School Construction (OPSC). CSFA directs the financial soundness review process for the CSFP and provides certification of financial soundness for purposes of Preliminary, Advance, and Final Apportionments.

2014 Funding Round

At its November 2013 meeting, the State Allocation Board (SAB) approved a new application filing period for the CSFP authorizing approximately $90 million for Preliminary Apportionments from Proposition 47, 55, and 1D bond authority. The CSFP provides Preliminary Apportionments (reservation of funds) for new construction projects and rehabilitation of district-owned existing facilities that are at least 15 years old. CSFP applications will be accepted by the OPSC between April 1, 2014 and May 30, 2014. Charter schools or school districts filing on behalf of a charter school may apply. The Application for Charter School Preliminary Apportionment (Form SAB 50-09), Form CSFA 03-01, and all other supporting documents must be physically received by the Office of Public School Construction at 707 Third Street, West Sacramento, CA 95605 prior to 5:00 p.m. on May 30, 2014. Complete submittal requirements are available in the CSFP Preliminary Apportionment Application Submittal Requirements.

As part of the CSFP application, CSFA requires each applicant to complete the Form CSFA 03-01 for purposes of the Authorityís financial soundness review. The completed Form CSFA 03-01 and all related attachments may be submitted by hard copy or electronically in the form of compact disc read-only memory (CD ROM) with a hard copy of page 2 showing the original signature of the Applicantís Senior Official (principal officer signing on behalf of the applicant). In no instance will the completed Form CSFA 03-01 be accepted by e-mail.

Prior to the April 1, 2014 start of the application filing period, CSFA and OPSC will jointly conduct workshops to provide outreach on the CSFP Program and the application process.

For additional information on CSFP and updates regarding the 2014 Funding Round, please visit the Office of Public School Constructionís CSFP Web page . If you have any questions please contact David Weinberg (CSFA) at (213) 620-6360, or Erin Cunneen (OPSC) at (916) 375-4741.

CSFP for Prior Years