Funding Options -- Overview

Title Abstract Publication Date
U.S. Department of Education Forecast of Funding This document lists virtually all programs and competitions under which the Department of Education has invited or expects to invite applications for new awards and provides actual or estimated...
Upgrade Your Facilities Without a Bond Issue. Discusses eliminating bond issues for facility energy management upgrades by using performance contracting. Explains that performance contracts create savings that help support financing new... 01/31/1998
Urban Innovation: Cypress Hills Community School, Brooklyn, NY Describes a community ownership non-profit lease model for purchasing and renovating an existing building for a 400-student school. This paper by the project manager, parent co-director, and... 12/31/2004
Urban School Construction: A Case Study of Alternative Financing Methods for St. Louis, Missouri. The authors, after discussing the St. Louis school system and its financial history, survey both traditional and innovative construction finance alternatives used across the country. The authors... 12/31/1970
USDA Program Available for Schools, Community Centers. Article describes community development loan and grant funds available from USDA's Rural Housing Service that can be used to build schools in rural areas and small towns through its Community... 06/30/2000
Using Innovations in Capital Borrowing. Describes the advantages of expanded asset pools to help school district fund capital projects. The background of these pools is described, using the example followed in Ohio. The combined borrowing... 04/30/2006
What's in a Name? The Decline in The Civic Mission of School Names. Reports on the decrease in schools named after presidents or people in general, and increase of schools named after natural features. This shift from naming schools after people worthy of emulation... 06/30/2007
When Money Matters: School Infrastructure Funding and School Achievement. Discusses a new paradigm for analyzing the effect of investment in physical capital on student achievement. Includes a comprehensive definition of school infrastructure as including deferred... 10/31/2011
When Times Get Tough, The Tough Get Creative! Lists creative cost-saving and revenue-generating plans that some school districts are implementing to close budget shortfalls. 02/28/2010
Where Is the Money? Finding Facilities Funds. Describes local, state, and federal funding options for school facilities in California. Local funding sources described includes bonds, school facilities improvement districts, developer fees,... 03/31/2006