0985 School Finance Authority
Program Descriptions


Chapter 935, Statutes of 2002, as amended by Chapter 587, Statutes of 2003, created the Charter School Facilities Program (CSFP), which provides funding for the new construction, renovation or rehabilitation of charter school facilities. CSFA and the Office of Public School Construction jointly administer the program. CSFP was funded through the Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Acts of 2002, 2004, and 2006, for a total of $900 million.

The program provides a 50% state subsidy for the charter school facilities project costs, with the balance of the project costs being repaid (to the state) by the charter school in the form of a long-term lease. Recipient charter schools must provide site-based instruction, be deemed financially sound by CSFA, and meet other program eligibility requirements.