Office of School Construction Grants - Policies, Memos and Online Training


The Auditors of Public Accounts:

The Auditors of Public Accounts provide independent, unbiased and objective opinions and recommendations on the operations of state government and the protection against waste, fraud, and abuse. As the state’s important fiscal watchdogs, the Auditors of Public Accounts serve the legislature, the public and the media to inform them of areas of concern in state government.


If you have concerns about procurement, contracting, or business practices of the OSCGR process, the email address for the Auditors of Public Accounts is and the phone number is (959) 710-5600.


08-16-18: OSCG&R Presentation -  Office of School Construction Grants & Review School District Overview Presentation 

10-24-17: SSIC meeting - There will be a School Safety Infrastructure Council meeting on October 24, 2017 in the Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Avenue, Room 2B Hartford CT.

8-8-17: Using DAS State Contracts on School Construction Projects - This workshop is co-hosted by the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Office of School Construction Grants & Review and DAS Procurement.  It is open to all school districts, design team members, construction managers, and program managers.   Read this flyer for more information and how to RSVP.

2-22-17: Conceptual and Schematic Design Review - Effective immediately, all school projects seeking State grant assistance as a “Priority List Project” shall be reviewed by the OSCG&R at the “conceptual design” phase and again at the “schematic design” phase, in addition to the currently required reviews.  
If the LEA is unsure of these new review requirements, please call Angela Gelineau at (860) 713-6490 for assistance. 

1-25-17 Presentation: The DAS Office of School Construction Grants & Review gave a presentation at the Legislative Office Building on Wednesday January 25, 2017.  

10-9-15: New Procedures for the School Construction Grant Program DAS Division of Construction Services Presentation - The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) has created two new policies and procedures for the public school construction grant process. One concerning plan review and the other, cost reporting.

09-23-15: Office of School Facilities name change to Office of School Construction Grants (SCG) -  
Effective September 23, 2015, the Office of School Facilities has changed its name from the Office of School Facilities (OSF) to the Office of School Construction Grants (SCG). In conjunction with this change, the Office of School Construction Grants has changed all of its applications, checklists and other formal documentation from the prefix “ED” (i.e. ED042, ED046, etc.) to “SCG.”

10-11-13:  ** New ED053 Form and new Site Approval Process **
Site Analysis and Environmental Planning: The district is highly encourage to coordinate and possibly arrange for a planning meeting prior to submitting a State grant application for a School Building Project when site selection is involved, environmental resources may be impacted, and/or if the project may need State/Federal environmental permits or approvals.

Connecticut Green LEAF Schools Program: 
The Connecticut Green LEAF Schools program Opens in a new window Opens in a new window is a collaborative effort of the Connecticut Departments of Administrative Services, Education, Energy and Environmental Protection and Public Health, as well as many Connecticut environmental and educational organizations created to promote green and healthy schools for all. 

3-15-13 Green LEAF Publications:
Letter to School Superintendents to participate in the Connecticut Green LEAF Schools Program (March 15, 2013)

What is a Connecticut Green LEAF School?

12-26-12:  Letter from the State Fire Marshal Regarding School Security Questions
Many local fire marshals have been contacting the Office of State Fire Marshal for guidance related to school safety. The State Fire Marshal has prepared the attached FORM SCG-7012 State Fire Marshal letter in response to the requests for guidance.  

09-17-12:  ** NOTICE Regarding CGS 4b-91(a) Requirements for School Construction Projects **
Please be advised that, in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 4b-91(a), contracts for construction, reconstruction, alteration, remodeling, repair or demolition of any public building or public works by a public agency paid for in whole or in part with state funds and estimated to cost more than five hundred thousand dollars shall be awarded to a bidder that is prequalified pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 4a-100 after the public agency has invited such bids by notice posted on the State Contracting Portal ("Portal"). Please see the attached notice for a full description regarding Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 4b-91(a) requirements for school construction projects.