ERIC Number: ED451685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Financing Facility Improvements for Out-of-School Time and Community School Programs. Strategy Brief. Vol. 1 No. 4.
This strategy brief presents general principles and strategies for financing facility improvements and highlights five examples of innovative strategies found throughout the United States. The strategies described concern facility improvements for out-of-school time and community school programs and include the following: (1) accessing school construction dollars; (2) using grants and donations; (3) accessing low-cost debt; (4)engaging partners to jointly develop facility improvement projects; and (5) generating revenue through the tax and building codes. These strategies illustrate the importance of thinking broadly and creatively about the range of resources available in the community, combining financing strategies appropriate to project objectives, engaging a variety of public and private sector partners, leveraging funds from non-traditional sources, and persevering through long and intensive planning and implementation processes. Resources are listed that address financing facility improvements for out-of-school time programs and community schools, including a list of appropriate organizations. (GR)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Fund Raising, Public Schools, School Community Relationship, School Construction
For full text: http://www.financeproject.org/ostfinancing.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Finance Project, Washington, DC.