Statements of Interest

2016 Statement of Interest Submittal PeriodThe 2016 Statements of Interest ("SOIs") submittal period is now closed. The MSBA would like to thank the districts that submitted SOIs for expressing an interest in the MSBA’s program for school building construction, addition/renovation, and repair grants.

Submitting an SOI is the critical first step in the MSBA’s program to partially fund the construction, renovation, addition or repair of municipally or regionally owned school facilities located in cities, towns and regional school districts.  The SOI allows districts to inform us about deficiencies that may exist in a local school facility and how those deficiencies inhibit the delivery of the district’s educational program. 

Below are links to information about the SOI process.

SOI Submission Deadlines:

  • Accelerated Repair Program:  The SOI closing date for districts submitting for consideration in the Accelerated Repair Program ("ARP"), which is primarily for the repair and/or replacement of roofs, windows/doors, and/or boilers in an otherwise structurally sound facility, was Friday, February 12, 2016.​ 
  • Core Program:  The SOI closing date for districts submitting for consideration in the Core Program, which is primarily for projects beyond the scope of the Accelerated Repair Program, including extensive repairs, renovations, addition/renovations, and new school construction, was Friday, April 8, 2016.

MSBA ACCELERATED REPAIR PROGRAM:

The MSBA Accelerated Repair Program ("ARP") is for the partial or full replacement of roofs, windows/doors, and boilers. In some cases, a project which is inappropriate for the MSBA ARP may be appropriate for the MSBA CORE program.

Please note that the MSBA may be constrained to limit the number of ARP projects in which it participates based on the number of SOIs that are received in a given fiscal year and on the MSBA’s available funds. Among the factors the MSBA may consider, should it be required to limit the number of ARP projects, are the degree of the disrepair of the systems to be replaced and the frequency with which issues associated with that disrepair arise.

The deadline for submitting Accelerated Repair Program SOIs was Friday, February 12, 2016.  For questions or more information, please contact Diane Sullivan, Director of Program Management.

The review process for ARP SOIs has begun for districts that have submitted a properly completed SOI and all the required documentation, including the required votes of the municipal governing body and the school committee.

MSBA CORE PROGRAM:

The Core Program is primarily for projects beyond the scope of the Accelerated Repair Program, including extensive repairs, renovations, addition/renovations, and new school construction.  MSBA review of Core Program SOIs will begin after the April 8, 2016 deadline.  The MSBA will not issue any decisions for any potential projects in 2016 until (1) the MSBA has received and reviewed the entire cohort of Core Program SOIs and (2) the MSBA has performed due diligence on district selected priority SOIs.  Depending on the number of SOIs that are submitted, this review process could take several months. Invitations to the MSBA Eligibility Period are anticipated at the fall 2016/winter 2017 Board meetings.

Core Program SOI submissions were accepted from January 8, 2016 – April 8, 2016.

Previously Submitted SOIs:

  • View the list of SOIs submitted to the MSBA by district in 2008
  • View the list of SOIs submitted to the MSBA by district in 2009
  • View the list of SOIs submitted to the MSBA by district in 2010
  • View the list of SOIs submitted to the MSBA by district in 2011
  • View the list of SOIs submitted to the MSBA by district in 2012
  • View the list of SOIs submitted to the MSBA by district in 2013 
  • View the list of SOIs submitted to the MSBA by district in 2014
  • View the list of SOIs submitted to the MSBA by district in 2015
  • View the list of SOIs submitted to the MSBA by district in 2016

MSBA GRANT PROGRAM INFORMATION:

The MSBA’s grant program is a non-entitlement, competitive program, and grants are distributed by the MSBA Board of Directors based on need and urgency, as expressed by the district and validated by the MSBA. Submitting an SOI is not an invitation into the MSBA's capital pipeline; it is the first step in the MSBA's program.  Moving forward in the MSBA's process requires further collaboration between the district and the MSBA.

If you have any questions about the 2016 SOI process, please contact Diane Sullivan, Director of Program Management, at the MSBA by e-mail or by phone at 617-720-4466.