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CSFC

Land Trusts and Real Estate Trusts

March 24, 2020
The concept of land trusts and real estate trusts has been used by cities for centuries for health care, affordable housing, open space, and higher education. The K-12 education community can learn from other social sectors about how to plan, identify, finance, and preserve options for buildings.
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finance charter schools

LISC Resources

March 13, 2020
LISC provides several resources to help in the facility development process.
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fund charter school facilities

National Charter School Resource Center 

March 13, 2020
The Department of Education's National Charter School Resource Center has a variety of resources available to support charter schools, including a section entirely devoted to facilities.
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Contact the Charter School Facility Center

Moral Obligation

February 7, 2020

Since the early 1970s, moral obligation bonds have been used to finance housing, higher education facilities, hospitals, corrections facilities, and more. Some states are now using this tool to help charter schools save on borrowing costs.  

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USDA Financing of Rural Charter Schools

January 23, 2020
Jim Griffin

What federal agency has funded more charter schools facilities than any other agency? The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides key financing to develop essential community facilities in rural communities.

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Charter School Facility Center Advisory Board

Newsletters

December 17, 2019

The Charter School Facility Center’s newsletter provides news, policy developments, and best practices related to facilities, real estate, and design (FRED).

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Charter School Facility Center Advisory Board

Impact Investing

December 16, 2019

Historically, the government provided all the funding for public schools. There might have been some small charitable gifts, but this was largely the government's responsibility. Even for capital construction of school buildings, the municipal bond market works very efficiently.