Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Academic Facilities Partnership Program, 2021-2023 Biennium, FY22 Funding

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In the April 29, 2021, teleconference meeting, the Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation (Commission) funded 2021-2023 biennium Year-One projects. 

In accordance with the cited reference, school districts and the Division of Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation (Division) must execute an Academic Facilities Partnership Program Project Agreement (Agreement) to initiate a project.  Per the Rules Governing the Academic Facilities Partnership Program, the Agreement must be executed within sixty (60) days of the Commission’s project funding.  Therefore, Agreements must be executed by June 28, 2021.  

The following information is useful for school districts as they complete the Agreement.  

1)    Enter ”October 29, 2022” in sentence one of the second paragraph on page 2 of the Agreement.  This date is the eighteen-month construction start date for the project.

2)    The total budget to be entered in paragraph II.C. on page 3 is the district’s anticipated total project cost, including design, construction, construction management, and all associated project costs.  The total project budget is computed in Appendix B (Part 1), Initial Budget.

3)    The state’s share of the project budget to be entered in paragraph II.C. on page 3 is the State Financial Participation shown for the project on the Funded Project List found on the Division's website.

4)    Information for project funded scope is available on the Division’s website. 

School districts are urged to contact your Division Area Project Manager-Planning and Construction for additional information or assistance.  Districts should initiate and forward signed Agreements to the Division as soon as possible to ensure execution by June 28, 2021.  The Division will not review unsigned project agreements.


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