School Facility Improvements & Renovations
The Maine Department of Education administers a number of programs that enable the state's school districts to make critical repairs to their facilities, acquire land, improve their school buildings and add temporary classroom space when needed.
- Federal Facilities Programs. The Qualified Zone Academy Bond and Qualified School Construction Bond programs leverage federal funds to allow school districts to make needed repairs and improvements to their facilities interest free.
- Leased Space Program. The Leased Space Program allows Maine's school districts to add temporary classroom space when their buildings are overcrowding and when they're starting new programs.
- Revolving Renovation Fund. The Revolving Renovation Fund allows school districts to secure state loans to undertake necessary upgrades to ensure the health and safety of their students. A portion of the loan is forgiven, and school districts repay the remainder at zero percent interest.