Capital Outlay Programs

The primary objective of the capital outlay program is to provide facilities appropriate to CSUN’s approved educational programs, to create environments conducive to learning, and to ensure the quality and quantity of the facilities on campus.

For a complete review of the Capital Outlay Program at the 23-campuses in the California State University system, please visit the statewide CSU Capital Outlay Program site by clicking here.

Funding for Capital Outlay Programs

Core instructional and support facilities may receive state funds according to CSU system-wide standards and guidelines. Many types of campus facilities, however, are not eligible for state funds. Funding for state funded projects typically depends on successful competition with projects proposed by other CSU campuses, and voter approval of a statewide bond initiative.

Funding of non-state funded projects such as student unions, parking and housing depend on verifying the alternate form of funding, such as donor gift, fees, reserves, and so on.

Criteria of Setting Priorities for State-funded Projects

New Facilities/Infrastructure. These funds eliminate instructional and support deficiencies, including new buildings and their group II equipment, additions, land acquisitions, and site development.

Existing Facilities/Infrastructure — Critical Infrastructure Deficiencies. These funds correct structural, health and safety code deficiencies by addressing life safety problems and promoting code compliance in existing facilities. Projects include seismic strengthening, correcting building code deficiencies, and addressing regulatory changes which impact campus facilities or equipment. These funds also include minor capital outlay and capital renewal projects.

Modernization/Renovation. These funds make new and remodeled facilities operable by providing group II equipment, and replacing utility services and building systems to make facilities and the campus infrastructure operable. These funds also meet campus needs by modernizing existing facilities or constructing new replacement buildings in response to academic, support program needs and enrollment demand as appropriate.

Procedures for Securing Funding for State-funded Projects

1. Campus submits capital outlay project proposals to Capital Planning, Design and Construction (CPDC) at the Chancellor’s Office.
2. CPDC develops the capital outlay program for review and approval by the Board of Trustees.
3. The Board of Trustees approve a proposed capital outlay program for the CSU.
4. The proposed state-funded portion of the capital outlay program is submitted to the State of California Department of Finance. Based on evaluation of budget submittals and other appropriate data, the Department of Finance recommends projects for inclusion in the Governor’s Budget.
5. CPDC, with the assistance of the campus answers questions raised by the control agencies during their review and evaluation of the budget submittals.
6. When the Governor signs the Budget bill, the Governor’s budget is transformed into the Budget Act. The Budget Act indicates the source of funds for each appropriation.

For more information on starting a Major Capital Outlay project, please contact Facilities Services at (818) 677-2561.