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​Reimbursements for School Construction Bond Issues

24 P.S. §25-2574 - Amended for Act 70

Date of Issue: March 31, 2020
Date of Review: July 1,2018, July 1, 2006, July 1, 2004, and July 1, 2002


The purpose of this Basic Education Circular is to provide information concerning Commonwealth reimbursement on bond issues relating to school construction projects.


  1. Project payment begins following PlanCon Part 3 approval.  The calculated subsidy is divided by 20 equal payments over 20 years.

  2. Final project costs and Act 34 compliance are reviewed for PlanCon Part 4 approval.  Final costs shall be provided to PDE not more than one year following the building date of occupancy.

  3. Act 34 non-compliance at Part 4 may result in the forfeiture of subsidy.

  4. Final project costs and room capacity changes verified in Part 4 that will increase calculated subsidy will result in one-time adjustment to 20-year payment schedule.


Purdon's Statutes

24 P.S. §25-2574
24 P.S. §25-2575
24 P.S. §25-2578

State Board of Education Regulations

22 Pa. Code §349.20
22 Pa. Code §349.21
22 Pa. Code §349.22

Bureau/Office Contact

Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management
Division of School Facilities
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Forum Building
607 South Drive
Harrisburg, PA  17120​
Phone: 717-787-5993