State funding


In November 2016, state voters approved Proposition 51 a $9 billion state-wide school facilities bond. This is good news for CUSD as the district is eligible for state funding for projects.

How it Works

Districts can apply for funding on a project-by-project basis after the construction plans are approved by the California Division of the State Architect. Depending on the type of project, districts pay 40-50% of estimated costs, with the state funding the balance. The applications are filed with the Office of Public School Construction and are then processed for funding in the order received.

Projects are funded as the state sells the bonds which generate the cash. Under prior state bond measures, these projects were generally funded within six months of submittal by districts. However, for the current state facility program, the state has greatly reduced the amount and frequency of bond sales which are needed to fund district projects.

CUSD Applications: $16.1 Million

The Measure U team has completed the application process for approximately $16.1 million. However, the amounts and timing of receipt cannot be assured due to the significant backlog of projects at the Office of Public School Construction.

Current estimates by the District’s consultant, School Facility Consultants, project that CUSD should receive funding beginning in fiscal 2022-2023. Due to delays in the state funding, the Governing Board has approved deferral of projects to be funded with state funds. These are:

  • Aliso modular classrooms
  • phases 4 and 5 of Canalino classroom modernization
  • Learning Center at Canalino
  • Carpinteria Middle School Multi-purpose Room/Old gym
  • Carpinteria High School engineering lab.
Project Filed Type of Funding
Aliso Elementary School: Roof and Fire Alarm Replacement yes Modernization: $517,859
Canalino/Carpinteria Family School Gen7 Modular Classrooms yes New Construction: $2,779,238
Canalino/Carpinteria Family School Modernization yes Modernization: $4,052,011
Carpinteria Middle School Gen7 Modular Classrooms yes Modernization: $768,307
Carpinteria High School Gen7 Modular Classrooms yes Modernization: $5,186,861
Carpinteria High School Dugouts, Restrooms, Roof Replacements yes Modernization: $2,848,888