School Facility Program - Modernization Grants

October 03, 2022


The School Facility Program (SFP) provides funding assistance to school districts for the modernization of school facilities. The assistance is in the form of grants approved by the State Allocation Board (SAB), and requires a 40 percent local contribution. A district is eligible for grants when students are housed in permanent buildings 25 years old or older and relocatable classrooms 20 years old or older and the buildings have not been previously modernized with State funds. 

The modernization grant (pupil grant) amount is set in law and is based on the number of students housed in the over-age facilities. In addition to the basic grant amount, a district may be eligible for supplemental grants depending on the type and location of the project. In some cases, districts unable to contribute some or all of the local match may be eligible for financial hardship.

The modernization grant can be used to fund a large variety of work at an eligible school site including but not limited to air conditioning, insulation, roof replacement, as well as the purchase of new furniture and equipment.

Full details and program documents are available on the website above.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: California
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Department of General Sevices
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Yes; specific technologies not identified
Incentive Amount: Varies

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.