The Technical Assistance Program (TAP) helps districts plan for capital improvements and expansion so they can better inform their communities about deferred maintenance needs, future enrollment, and explore sources of funding for school facilities. TAP provides four types of grants to school districts to cover or offset the costs of conducting:
- 1) Facilities Condition Assessments;
- 2) Long-Range Facility Planning;
- 3) Seismic Assessments, and;
- 4) Environmental Hazard Assessments.
The Facilities Assessment and Long-Range Facility Plan are required as part of the Oregon School Capital Improvement Matching (OSCIM) Program grant application. The Seismic Assessment is a required component of the application to Business Oregon’s Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program, through which school districts can apply for funding to retrofit buildings. Lastly, the Environmental Hazard Assessment helps districts pay for radon testing which must be done before January 1, 2021, per Oregon Health Authority’s ORS 332.341 and 332.345.
If you have questions, please contact Leanna Heiman by email or at 503-947-5859.