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Oregon School Capital Improvement Matching (OSCIM) Program


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. 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.

Success Stories

Gresham-Barlow SD - November 2016 Recipient

Nyssa SD - May 2016 Recipient

  • “The OSCIM Program made building a new middle school a financial possibility for our community. Along with the support of our community, it helped to fund a life changing event for the children and staff of the Nyssa School District. Having a school that adequately meets the daily needs of our staff and students is a blessing that we don't take for granted and we are thankful for everyday that we get to walk through the doors of Nyssa Middle School.”

-Luke Cleaver, Nyssa Middle School Principal

South Lane SD - May 2016 Recipient

  • Aquatic Center renovation and improvements

South Lane School District Aquatic Center 

Umatilla SD - November 2016 Recipient

  • “I believe the matching funds from the OSCIM Program were essential to us passing our bond. The funds helped us take a building complete with an original boiler from 1947, and transform it into a space with modern amenities and safety upgrades for students and staff. The ODE team should not be ignored when working through this process, as they are willing to answer questions, engaged as thinking partners, and truly there to assist from initial planning to completion. I am incredibly thankful for the OSCIM Program and know this investment will be appreciated for generations to come in our community.”

-Heidi Sipe, Umatilla SD Superintendent

Tillamook SD - May 2017 Recipient

  • New cafeteria

Tillamook School District New Cafeteria 

Athena-Weston SD - May 2016 Recipient

  • “The Athena-Weston school district was able to utilize the OSCIM grant to respond to many community priorities. The community highlighted safety and security to include cameras, lighting and secure entrances as a number priority. With older buildings and challenging budgets, the grant added needed roofing, windows, heating and cooling units that all contribute to improved facilities management needs.”

-Laure Quaresma, Athena-Weston SD Superintendent

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