School Construction Assistance Program (SCAP)

Contact Information

Heidi Burkart
Northwest Regional Coordinator
360-742-8032

Phil Partington
Southwest Regional Coordinator
360-867-8253

Mark Brown
Eastern Regional Coordinator
509-432-4481

The School Construction Assistance Program (SCAP) provides funding assistance to school districts that are undertaking a major new construction or modernization project. Projects must meet eligibility requirements.

School districts are responsible to secure local funding for construction projects. If eligible, the State provides partial funding based on formulas, allowances, and costs related to certain aspects of a construction project called recognized project costs.

SCAP Eligibility

Student Enrollment Projections

The enrollment projection methodology excludes the number of students residing outside the school district who are enrolled in alternative learning experience (ALE) programs under RCW 28A.232.010. The current Student Enrollment Cohort Projections - Report 1049 are available in ICOS.

Construction Cost Allocation

The construction cost allocation is the maximum cost per square foot of construction that the state will recognize. This amount is established by the legislature in the biennium budget.

As part of the state construction grants, projects were funded at a construction cost allocation per square foot of eligible area:

  • July 1, 2024 $271.61
  • July 1, 2023 $258.92
  • July 1, 2022 $246.83
  • July 1, 2021 $242.26
  • July 1, 2020 $238.22​
  • July 1, 2019 $232.10
  • July 1, 2018 $225.97
  • July 1, 2017 $219.58
  • July 1, 2016 $213.23
  • July 1, 2015 $206.76
  • July 1, 2014 $200.40
  • July 1, 2013 $194.26
  • July 1, 2012 $188.55
  • July 1, 2011 $183.78
  • July 1, 2010 $180.17
  • July 1, 2009 $174.26
  • July 1, 2008 $168.79
  • July 1, 2007 $162.43
  • July 1, 2006 $154.22
  • July 1, 2005 $141.95

 

State Funding Assistance Percentages

The funding assistance percentage is the percentage of the recognized project costs that will be paid for by the state as determined by the formula set forth in law. The percentage varies by the local district's ability to raise funds measured in terms of assessed value per student. A district's funding assistance percentage applies to a calendar year.

A district's funding assistance percentage is determined by a defined formula prescribed by law, and does not necessarily apply to all costs that may be incurred by a district in completing a project.

D-Forms and Project Approval Schedule

D-Forms

The D-forms are the primary documents that form the basis of any agreements between OSPI and the school districts receiving state assistance through the School Construction Assistance Program (SCAP).

For more information on D-Forms visit the Forms and Applications web page.

OSPI Project Approval (Form D-4) Schedule for 2024

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has established project approval dates for calendar year 2024.

All items related to the approval of school facilities and requiring action by the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall be submitted no later than thirty (30) days prior to the established approval date.

Form D-4
Approval Date
School District Deadline
to Submit D-3
Thursday, February 15, 2024
Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Friday, March 15, 2024
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Monday, April 15, 2024
Friday, March 15, 2024
Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Monday, April 15, 2024
Friday, June 14, 2024
Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Monday, July 15, 2024
Friday, June 14, 2024
Thursday, August 15, 2024
Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Monday, September 16, 2024
Friday, August 16, 2024
Tuesday, October 15, 2024
Friday, September 13, 2024
Friday, November 15, 2024
Wednesday, October 16, 2024
Monday, December 16, 2024
Friday, November 15, 2024
   

State-Wide Data on SCAP-Funded Projects