Statements of Interest

2018 Statement of Interest Submittal PeriodThe Massachusetts School Building Authority's 2018 Statement of Interest ("SOI") submittal period is now open.

Submitting an SOI is the first critical 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 that will help you submit an SOI.

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, closed on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 11:59pm.
  • 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, is Friday, April 6, 2018 at 11:59pm.

MSBA ACCELERATED REPAIR PROGRAM:

The MSBA Accelerated Repair Program ("ARP") encourages all eligible applicants to apply, but the ARP is not appropriate for all potential projects. The ARP is for the partial or full replacement of roofs, windows/doors, and boilers. As a project would not qualify for ARP, a district should not file an SOI for ARP if:

  • the roof is less than twenty years old;
  • the boiler is less than twenty years old;
  • the windows/doors are less than thirty years old;
  • the proposed project cost is projected as less than $250,000;
  • the school is judged by the districtto be over-crowded;
  • the district is considering the facility for potential consolidation;
  • the primary use of the building is for non-educational purposes;
  • the SOI itself seeks construction beyond roofs, windows/doors, or boilers;
  • the SOI itself seeks boiler construction, excluding heating fuel storage and/or delivery, beyond the physical limits of the existing boiler room(s);
  • a facility condition not identified in the SOI remains unresolved from a previous MSBA SOI review;
  • the district plans a future construction project for MSBA participation going beyond roofs, windows/doors, and boilers for the school; or
  • the district is reviewing facility deficiencies to further identify its needs and priorities.

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.

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
  • View the list of SOIs submitted to the MSBA by district in 2017

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 2018 SOI process, please see the Statement of Interest User Guide or e-mail SOI@MassSchoolBuildings.org or by phone at 617-720-4466.