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Qualified Zone Academy Bond (QZAB) Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Education is pleased to offer local education agencies the opportunity to participate in the federal Qualified Zone Academy Bond (QZAB) Program.  This federal program allows for certain schools, known as education zone academies, to finance the renovation of school facilities, to purchase equipment, and, if allowed by state law, to provide up-to-date technology and instructional materials on an interest-free, or nearly interest-free, basis through the allocation of tax credits. 

The Department will competitively allocate 2014, 2015 and 2016 QZAB to successful applicants for settlement at the local level.  Applications will be received until August 15, 2016.  The Department will make allocation awards by September 19, 2016.  Awardees must confirm their acceptance of a QZAB allocation by
September 30, 2016.

2014, 2015 and 2016 QZAB Information