The Oregon School Capital Improvement Matching (OSCIM) Program provides matching grants to districts that pass a local general obligation bond. The goal of the program is to encourage local communities to invest in their district’s public schools. Commitments are made to districts ahead of the election so districts can inform their communities of the potential for additional funds from the state if the local bond passes.
Before submitting an application for the OSCIM Program, districts must also submit a Facilities Assessment and Long-Range Facility Plan. Grant funding for completing these documents is available through the
Technical Assistance Program (TAP).
Districts are awarded grants based on their position on the Priority List or First in Time List. The matching grants are up to $4 million for most districts and some districts may receive up to $8 million in matching grants. The amount of matching funds a district is awarded is calculated using the Funding Formula.
If you have questions, please contact
Michael Elliott by email or at 503-947-5627.