The term “Capital Improvement” generally refers to a funding program where the Legislature appropriates funds to the State Division of Facilities Construction and Management (DFCM) for repair and maintenance projects on existing state facilities. The University's priorities in requesting capital improvement funds are the repair and replacement of existing infrastructure and systems (i.e., utilities, heating and cooling systems, roads, parking lots, roofs, etc.) and the resolution of life safety deficiencies. Other types of repairs and improvements may also be considered although they are generally prioritized lower and less likely to be funded.
Request and Approval Process:
Requests for these funds are assembled and prioritized by Facilities Management and then submitted to DFCM which prepares recommendations for how these funds should be allocated to projects for all state entities. Inquiries regarding Capital Improvement requests may be submitted to Facilities Management's Director of Business Services.
The allocation of these funds is approved by the State Building Board, generally in April for the subsequent fiscal year. Capital Improvement projects are usually limited to a maximum cost of $2.5 million with special reporting and approval requirements applying to projects costing more than $1 million.
Capital Improvement requests are also reported to the University's Board of Trustees and the State Board of Regents.