The Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”) is a quasi-independent government authority created to reform the process of funding capital improvement projects in the Commonwealth’s public schools. The MSBA strives to work with local communities to create affordable, sustainable, and energy efficient schools across Massachusetts.
The MSBA’s grant program for school building construction and renovation projects is a non-entitlement competitive program. The MSBA’s Board of Directors approves grants based on need and urgency as expressed by the City, Town, Regional School District or independent agricultural and technical school and validated by the MSBA. Once the MSBA Board of Directors invites a School District to participate in the MSBA’s grant program, the District and the MSBA work together, in a collaborative process. The MSBA has prepared eight detailed modules which outline the process and policies for each step. The eight modules include: (1) Eligibility Period; (2) Forming the Project Team; (3) Feasibility Study;
(4) Schematic Design; (5) Funding the Project; (6) Detailed Design; (7) Construction; (8) Completing the Project.
(The above language was taken from MSBA’s website.)
To learn more about the MSBA please visit their website at www.massschoolbuildings.org