Funding -- Federal

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Policy Letter from the Education Secretary on Qualified School Construction Bonds and Qualified Zone Academy Bonds. Letter to Chief State School Officers, informing them about 2010 allocations for Qualified School Construction Bonds (QSCBs) and Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZABs), as well as recent legislation... 06/10/2010
Pork-Barrel Spending on Academe Reaches a Record $797-Million For the 1999 fiscal year, Congress earmarked specific spending measures that included at least $797 million for projects involving colleges and universities, a 51% increase over 1998. Earmarks are... 07/22/1999
Prevailing Wage Law--An Understanding of The Davis-Bacon Act. This webinar provides information to understand the specific requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act, when it applies, and the process necessary to ensure compliance and avoid enforcement actions and... 12/31/2008
Primer on School Funding. Summarizes state and local school funding sources and the history of direct and indirect federal funding of school construction. Types of federal, state, and private grants are described. 05/31/2005
Proposed Funding for Education in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. On January 15, 2009, the House Committee on Appropriations released a draft version of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The primary purposes of the act focus on promoting... 01/21/2009
Public School Construction Partnership Act. S 526 IS. This is the text of a bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow issuance of tax-exempt private activity bonds to finance public-private partnership activities relating to school... 03/02/1999
Putting School Renovation on a Fast Track. The authors recommend increasing federal funding for emergency school repairs and expanding tax credits on school construction bonds(QZABs). Both programs are targeted to areas most in need of better... 12/01/2001
Qualified School Construction Bond Allocations for 2009. This notice provides guidance on qualified tax credit bonds called Qualified School Construction Bonds (QSCBs) under section 54F of the Internal Revenue Code. The notice sets forth the amount of... 04/26/2009
Qualified School Construction Bonds (QSCBs.) Author describes how California will benefit from a new state law that clarifies that the California Department of Education and the California School Finance Authority, under the Office of the State... 02/28/2010
Qualified School Construction Bonds Issuance 2009, 2010, and 2011. Lists date, issuer, and amount of qualified school construction bonds issued from 2009 through the present. The list is continuously updated. 08/31/2011
Qualified School Construction Bonds' First Exam: Risks and Benefits for Issuers and Investors. Reports that school districts with low credit ratings still have to offer interest payments on special tax credit bonds included in the U.S. stimulus plan. To compensate for weaker credit ratings and... 10/25/2009
Qualified School Construction Bonds: One School District's Experience. Uses the example of Arkansas' Fayetteville School District to describe how a Qualified School Construction Bond was used to renovate a high school, even though the voters rejected an increased... 05/31/2010
Qualified Zone Academy Bond Allocations for 2008 and 2009. This notice provides guidance on qualified tax credit bonds called Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZABs) under section 54E of the Internal Revenue Code. The notice sets forth the amount of QZABs that... 04/19/2009
Qualified Zone Academy Bonds: A Financing Tool That Works for Schools Describes the origin and purpose of Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZAB) and how they work. QZABs were the outgrowth of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 that allowed school districts to borrow money,... 08/31/2001
Qualified Zone Academy Bonds: The QZAB Home Page This commercial site includes a history of QZAB finance, what it takes to qualify for an interest free loan, steps to obtaining and qualifying for an interest free loan, a QZAB map, state by state...
Qualified Zone Academy Bonds; Obligations of States and Political Subdivisions. Internal Revenue Bulletin: 2007-35. This document contains final and temporary regulations that provide guidance to state and local governments that issue qualified zone academy bonds and to banks, insurance companies, and other... 08/26/2007
QZAB Program Extended Through 2005. Allocations of the Qualified Zone Academy Bond (QZAB) program through fiscal year 2005 have been issued to the states by the U.S. Treasury Department with $400 million authorized for each year since... 01/24/2005
QZABs: An Underutilized Resource for Renovating Poor Schools. About 100 school districts nationwide are renovating schools with federal assistance through Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZABs), but many others have not taken advantage of this program because... 02/21/2000
Reading, Writing, but No Arithmetic. Spheres of Influence. Describes several legislative initiatives concerning indoor school environments, such as the Healthy and High Performance Schools Act of 2001, and the problem of lack of funding appropriations even... 05/31/2002
Rebuild America's Schools Rebuild America's Schools is a coalition of national organizations and school districts working to create federal support to help local communities build, renovate and modernize schools. The...
Recommended Policies for Public School Facilities, Section 4: Public School Facilities Funding Policies. Provides policy guidance and recommendations to officials and administrators at the state, local, and school district level to improve facilities funding. Policy recommendations cover long-term... 04/30/2005
Recovery Act Bond Finance: Qualified School Construction Bonds. Provides detail on the Qualified School Construction Bond (QSCB) finance program, as supported by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. An overview of the program and its... 07/30/2009
Reincarnation of Rebates. [New Energy Efficiency Programs and Financing Mechanisms Available.] Discusses the recent surge in rebates for energy-saving building upgrades. Funds and tax-credits are made available by utilities and governments at all levels. Measurements and documentation to prove... 11/30/2010
Replacement and Repair of Indian Schools. The objective of this program is to provide safe, functional, code-compliant, economical, and energy-efficient education facilities for American Indian students attending Bureau of Indian Affairs... 12/31/2010
Report on Condition of Schools Under Jurisdiction of Defense Education Activity. This report provides a detailed summary of all 199 schools under DoDEA's jurisdiction. It addresses the concern that the level of investment for the maintenance, repair, and recapitalization of... 12/31/2007

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