August 14, 2020

Californians for School Facilities July update on federal matters

Californians for School Facilities (CSF) advocates for federal funding for school facilities and educates legislators about the importance of clean, safe and modern schools to benefit student academic performance and the workforce of tomorrow. In July, CSF provided an update about federal programs and issues including School Infrastructure, RASA, Senate COVID Aid Bill, HEROES Act, and the Child Nutrition School Lunch and Breakfast program.

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CSF was formed in 1998 to advocate for federal funding for school facilities and to educate Congress and the Administration regarding the importance of clean, safe and modern schools to benefit student academic performance and the workforce of tomorrow. Since that time, CSF has been successful in advocating for more than $1.35 billion in 2009 and $1.26 billion in 2010 in Qualified School Construction Bonds (QSCB) funding, $1.4 billion in Qualified Zone Academy Bond (QZAB) funding in 2009 and 2010 and $400 million in 2011, and $100 million for emergency repair and renovation for California schools.

CSF is now urging Congress to extend the QSCB and QZAB programs to pass school emergency repair legislation and requirements. CSF continues its involvement in issues related to E-Rate, the Americans with Disabilities Act, special education facilities and the resolve to carry out related federal requirements.

Your membership in CSF ensures that your district or business will be the first to hear of federal funding opportunities. CSF plays an active role in discussions with the United States House and Senate Education leaders to continue and expand federal funding for California’s school facilities.