What is a Statement of Interest?
The MSBA’s grant program is a non-entitlement, competitive program, and grants are distributed by the MSBA Board of Directors based on need and urgency, as expressed by districts and validated by the MSBA. Submitting a Statement of Interest (SOI) is not an invitation into the MSBA’s Capital Pipeline; it is the initial step in the MSBA’s program. Moving forward in the MSBA’s process requires further collaboration between districts and the MSBA.
Submitting an SOI is the critical first step in the MSBA’s program for school building construction, addition/renovation, and repair grants. The SOI allows districts to inform the MSBA about deficiencies that may exist in a local school facility and how those deficiencies inhibit the delivery of the district’s educational program.
Note: Based on review of the Statement of Interest, the MSBA Board voted on December 13, 2017 to invite the Town of Leicester to partner with the MSBA in conducting a Feasibility Study for the Leicester Middle School. The MSBA Board’s vote followed the Town’s timely completion of all the requirements of the MSBA’s eligibility period.