Funding -- Federal

Title Abstract Publication Date
Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities Awards Describes the U.S. Department of Education awards made to grantees for charter school facilities from 2001 through 2008. 12/31/2007
Cut the Cost of Borrowing with Zero-Interest Federal QZAB Funds. Explains how the U.S. Government's Qualified Zone Academy Bond (QZAB) loans work, who qualifies, how they are obtained, and what the money may be used for. 11/30/2008
D.C. Public Schools' Modernization Program Faces Major Challenges. Testimony before the Subcommittee on the District of Columbia, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives. Statement of David E. Cooper, Director, Acquisition and Sourcing This Congressional testimony focuses on the challenges faced by the District of Columbia in modernizing its public schools. Specifically, it addresses: (1) increases in the cost of modernizing the... 04/24/2002
Detailed Information on the Historically Black College and University Capital Financing Assessment. Reports that this federal program has not been able to develop acceptable performance goals or collect data to determine whether or not it is performing. The program's purpose is clear and it... 12/31/2006
Detailed Information on the Impact Aid Construction Assessment. Reports on the program to provide grants to districts that lose revenue due to the presence of children who live on or whose parents work on federally owned land in the district, which is exempt from... 12/31/2004
District of Columbia Public Schools: Availability of Funds and the Cost of FY 1997 Roof Projects. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Restructuring and the District of Columbia Committee on Governmental Affairs This document presents the results of a review of the District of Columbia Public Schools' (DCPS) efforts to repair school roofs during the summer of 1997. The statement details when funds were... 12/31/1997
DoDEA Begins School Year with Facilities Renovation and Construction Initiative. Describes the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) 2010-2011 major facilities renovation and construction initiative that will eventually result in the modernization of 134 schools... 10/07/2010
Early Returns: Tax Credit Bonds and School Construction. A small federal program piloting tax credit bonds to support school construction, the Qualified Zone Academy Bond (QZAB), has existed since 1997--providing evidence of how tax credit bonds could work... 08/31/2002
Economic Crisis Summit: A New Future for Education Funding. Discusses the impact of the present recession on education funding. The document outlines potential relief in public-private partnerships, venture philanthropy, government intervention, and... 11/30/2008
Education and the American Jobs Act: Creating Jobs through Investments in Our Nation's Schools Provides analysis of condition of America's schools, which have fallen into disrepair, and proposes $25 billion to renovate and modernize more than 35,000 public schools, and $5 billion to... 11/30/2011
Education's Shot in the Arm. Describes categories of aid to schools available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment act of 2009. It is recommended that this one-time stimulus should be devoted to nonrecurring items, such... 03/31/2009
Education, Infrastructure and America's Future. Senator Carol Moseley-Braun, D-Ill., a recognized advocate for federal funding of educational facilities, describes the strategy of placing school infrastructure in the same category as commercial... 12/31/1996
Election Day Follow-Up. Reviews how younger voters in the November, 2008, election helped pass a substantial number of bond issues. Predictions and advice concerning the potential of significant federal funding for school... 11/30/2008
Elementary and Secondary Education: Reconsideration of the Federal Role by the 106th Congress. CRS Issue Brief for Congress This document provides an overview of primary, cross-cutting issues that are likely to arise as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Goals 2000; the Educational Research, Development,... 12/31/1998
Facilities Funding Thaws. Discusses the trend toward public-private partnerships in higher education construction. Privatized housing is highlighted, as are benefits of federal stimulus funds and the tight bond market.... 12/31/2009
Fact Sheet: New Nationwide Independent Poll Reveals Majority of Americans Support Federal Investment in Green Schools Results from a nationwide survey exploring Americans' attitudes toward public school buildings and investments to modernize America's school infrastructure. 09/30/2011
Federal Economic Stimulus for School Construction: Building the Economy by Building for our Children's Future. This memorandum to the Economic Policy Institute outlines a proposal for a $10 billion federal economic stimulus investment in school construction that would support as many as 250,000 jobs and... 11/11/2008
Federal Funds Information for States The federal budget provides nearly 30% of state revenue, making it the largest single source of funds for many states. FFIS analysts help states manage their federal funds by providing timely...
Federal Initiatives: An Overview. Describes public-private partnerships and federal efforts for school modernization. 01/31/2005
Federal Legislative Update. Reviews the federal governments efforts to fund school construction, repair, energy assistance, and healthy school environments. Summaries of current and pending legislation and grant programs are... 12/31/2005
Federal Spending on PK-12 School Facilities. Describes federal grant, tax, and finance programs dedicated to school construction, as well as grant, tax, and finance programs whose funds may be used for school construction. Each program is... 10/31/2010
Final Convening Report: Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on Bureau of Indian Affairs-Funded School Facilities Construction. Based on interviews with tribal and school representatives in all 21 Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) offices, this report details findings on the condition, cataloging, funding for repair and... 03/04/2008
Finding Funding. Identifies sources of funding to help build green schools, including federal and state programs, foundation grants, and partnerships with business. 02/28/2009
Fixer-Uppers. Profiles school construction and renovation funding that is available from the federal government. Details and procedures for the Qualified School Construction Bonds (QSCBs), Qualified Zone Academy... 09/30/2010
Fixing Our Schools Now! Qualified Zone Academy Bonds: A New Approach to Financing School Renovation and Repair. This booklet examines the Federal government's Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZABs) system for helping school districts carry out needed school renovations and repairs, discusses why QZABs are... 03/31/2000