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School Building Aid/School Facilities


The School Building Aid program provides financial reimbursement for the cost of construction or substantial renovation of school buildings. School districts may receive up to 60% of the cost of construction, land acquisition, planning & design, furniture, fixtures, and equipment. This office also provides information and technical advice concerning planning, construction, and maintenance of school facilities.

Following legislation in 2012 the School Building Aid program will undergo significant changes when it resumes in FY 15. Many of the details remain to be developed through the administrative rule process. The following slides describe the major changes. Additional information will be provided as the procedures are developed further.

SBA - New Program PowerPoint

Staff Information for School Buildings & Forms
Laws/Rules

Energy Benchmarking Program

The NH Public Utilities Commission has contracted with TRC Energy Services to help NH schools analyze their energy use. More than 60 schools have taken part in the program to date. TRC will assist schools that qualify to achieve federal Energy Star recognition. For more information go to www.nhschoolbenchmarking.com.

Rates & Cost

New Lead Paint Rules PowerPoint

The new EPA rules concerning renovation and repair of painted surfaces became effective on April 22, 2010. School employees involved in repair work of painted surfaces in areas used by children under age 6 must have the required training. Schools should require all contractors to be certified and to have employees trained as required by the EPA rule.

Maintenance Plan School Construction Guidance and Recommendations
Links SBA Historical Data
Frequently Asked Questions  

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