Funding Options -- Overview

Title Abstract Publication Date
Innovative Financing Solutions: Finding Money for Your Energy Efficiency Projects. This describes how performance contracts and tax-exempt lease-purchase agreements may offer practical solution when no money is available for energy efficiency projects. It provides clear financial... 12/31/2001
Innovative Methods to Fund Public School Construction. Describes three non-traditional methods of funding school construction: 1) construction/leaseback, where developers build schools and lease them to the school system, but retain ownership; 2) local... 09/30/2002
Innovative School Facility Partnerships: Downtown, Airport, and Retail Space. Policy Study No. 276. This document examines three locations that schools have utilized in partnership with private enterprises to help ease school overcrowding: downtown areas, airports, and malls. The downtown model... 11/30/2000
Iowa Demonstration Construction Grant Program (Harkin Grant) The Iowa Demonstration Construction Grant Program was proposed by Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa and originally authorized by Title III of Public Law 105-78 for $8,000,000 becoming effective September 28...
Issues and Options in Capital Financing for School Districts. Reviews advantages and disadvantages of bond issues, bank loans, and pooled programs for financing school construction. The recent trends of interest rate swaps, variable-rate debt, and bond sales... 08/31/2007
Journal of Education Finance The Journal of Education Finance is published by the University of Illinois Press. Each issue brings original research and analysis on issues such as education reform, judicial intervention in...
Lease Purchase Financing: The Processes and Impact on New School Construction in Texas. The purpose of this study was to review and explore the concept of lease purchase financing for the construction of new facilities in Texas. It sought to determine the impact of lease purchase... 12/31/2004
Leveraging One of an Institution's Most Valuable Assets. . . The Land. Asserts that the land on which an urban campus is built can be a key asset, and describes how San Jose State University made plans to leverage its land to fund needed capital improvements through... 04/30/2002
Liberty Provisions in State Policies for Financing School Construction A study based on policy data from 50 state education departments revealed that all states (except Hawaii) have policies and laws providing moderate or high potential for exercising local control over... 03/31/2001
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Educational Facilities Financing Center
Making Better Decisions about Funding School Facilities This publication identifies the major decision points for policymakers addressing this issue and the key questions to consider, and provides examples of strategies used by other states. Primary... 03/31/1998
Making Space for Children: A Toolkit for Starting a Child Care Facilities Fund. Starting Points: Meeting the Needs of Our Youngest Children. To address the growing demand for high-quality child care, many communities are seeking to develop specialized child care facilities funds to build new, and improve the quality of existing, child... 12/31/1999
Maryland Public Education Facilities Act. Senate Bill 736 This bill establishes the Maryland Public Education Facilities Act to: 1) encourage the use of alternative financing mechanisms, private capital, and other funding sources for the construction and... 12/31/2003
Meeting Demands. Discusses the energy crisis facing today's schools and universities and the alternative funding methods they have used to meet increasing energy costs. The article concludes with several quick,... 11/30/2001
Methods of Financing Educational Facilities in the United States. In February 1990, special hearings were held by the Kansas Senate and House Education Committees on the physical condition of school facilities. This document offers a three-part synopsis: a brief... 12/31/1989
Naming Rights to Public Schools Sold in Wisconsin [Audio file] Milwaukee's school district is selling naming rights to everything in sight, from rooms and hallways, to gyms. School administrators think it will be easier to enter into marketing agreements... 06/25/2006
National Association of Health and Educational Facilities Finance Authorities Association promotes the common interest of organizations which have the authority to provide capital financing for not-for-profit healthcare and higher education institutions. The Association...
National Conference of State Legislatures Information, research, and publications on critical state issues including school financing.
National Spending on Capital Outlay. Spending on Capital Outlay and Interest on School Debt: 1919 to 2000 (Local, State and Federal) This table illustrates the breakdown of total capital outlay spending for education facilities from 1919 to 2000. It includes figures on: 1) Capital Outlay; 2) Interest on School Debt; 3) Capital... 01/31/2004
Need Space? School-Facility Public-Private Partnerships: An Assessment of Alternative Financing Arrangements. Examines a variety of options for public-private partnerships in school facilities financing. Methods of structuring the debt and partnering for construction are illustrated with case studies. Issues... 12/31/2003
New Approaches to School Funding. Details a turnkey approach to school construction, simplified by the creation of a nonprofit corporation joining civic, school district, and private entities that then raises funds as a charitable... 05/31/2008
New Jersey's Schools on the Mend. Analysis of the need for, and initiatives to finance facility improvements in New Jersey's public schools. 12/31/1998
New Markets Tax Credits. [U. S. Department of the Treasury, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund] The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program permits taxpayers to receive a credit against Federal income taxes for making qualified equity investments in designated Community Development Entities (CDEs...
New Tax Law Boosts School Construction with Public-Private Partnerships. The Heritage Foundation Backgrounder No. 1463. This report describes a provision in a tax bill implemented in June 2001 that allows towns and cities to build public school facilities faster, better, and less expensively by forming public-private... 07/31/2001
Niagara Falls Project May be a Watershed in Privatization Privatization is being used to help fund the building of a single, $60 million structure to replace 2 high schools in Niagara Falls, New York. The plan involves selling the 2 schools and $15 million... 05/11/1997