SchoolBuild: From Idea to Construction

SchoolBuild supports the charter school community, school leaders and operations staff in addressing a major challenge to the sector’s growth – facilities issues. SchoolBuild is the first research portal of its kind to provide guidance about the facilities process from start to finish.

Explore the resources and steps below.

Step 1| Understanding Your Needs
How to get started on your facility project
Start Here. Whether you are a start-up school or an operating school, the how-to guides in this section are essential to completing your facility project. Depending on the type of school and your role, you will need different information.
Step 2| Essential Resources
What resources and tools do you need?
Are you being asked for a cash flow projection? How about construction cost estimates? Find downloadable templates and spreadsheets here.
Step 3| Project Cost Calculator
Are you financially ready?
Here you can estimate your project’s cost and what your school can afford to pay for it.
Step 4| Funding Options
What financing sources are available?
Pick your state. View both the federal and state facility financing programs available by geography. Browse a directory of real estate developers, bond underwriters, financial consultants, nonprofit lenders, and commercial banks by state or by type.
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