Current News and Updates

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Article: Why the Definition of Infrastructure Should Include Public Buildings

The following article from ConstructionDIVE (Dec. 1, 2016) gives strong reasons why schools should be part of any comprehenisve infrastructure program: Read the Full Article.

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CSF Spring Legislative Visit
June 1-3, 2016
Washington, D.C.

CSF members will be arriving in Washington, D.C. this week to lobby Congress for federal support of California's school facilities.  CSF has been very successful in our past advocacy efforts and with your support, will continue and build upon this success and share CSF's message!

Wednesday, June 1 - Travel Day / Arrival
Thursday, June 2 - Congressional and Committee Meetings, and CSF Dinner in the Evening
Friday, June 3 - Additional Meetings and CSF Departure

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Senate Finance Committee Extends QZABs

The Senate Finance Committee approved a $95 billion tax extenders package extending 52 expired tax provisions for 2 years, including the Qualified Zone Academy Bond (QZAB) program...click here to read the full update.

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CSF Letters in Support of Bigger, Continuous, and Expanded
Federal Bonds

July 2015: Rebuilding America's Schools Act, S. 1753

               -CSF Letter to Finance Committee Chairman Hatch

             -CSF Letter to Finance Committee Ranking Member Wyden

May 2014: QZAB and QSCB Expansion and Extension

               -CSF Tax Extenders Support Letter

             -179D CSF Support Letter

November 2013: Rebuilding America's Schools Act

- H.R. 1629

- S. 1523

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Californians for School Facilities (CSF) was formed in 1998 to advocate for federal funding for school facilities and to educate Congress and the Administration regarding the importance of clean, safe and modern schools to benefit student academic performance and the workforce of tomorrow. Since that time, CSF has been successful in advocating for more than $1.35 billion in 2009 and $1.26 billion in 2010 in Qualified School Construction Bonds (QSCB) funding, $1.4 billion in Qualified Zone Academy Bond (QZAB) funding in 2009 and 2010 and $400 million in 2011, and $100 million for emergency repair and renovation for California schools.

CSF is now urging Congress to extend the QSCB and QZAB programs to pass school emergency repair legislation and requirements. CSF continues its involvement in issues related to E-Rate, the Americans with Disabilities Act, special education facilities and the resolve to carry out related federal requirements.

Your membership in CSF ensures that your district or business will be the first to hear of federal funding opportunities. We play an active role in discussions with the United States House and Senate Education leaders to continue and expand federal funding for California’s school facilities.

Contact

David Walrath
Executive Director

Phone: (916) 441-3300
Address: 1303 J Street, Suite 520, Sacramento, CA 95814
E-mail: dwalrath@m-w-h.com