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Qualified Zone Academy Bond Programs

The Pennsylvania Department of Education is pleased to offer school districts the opportunity to participate in the federal Qualified Zone Academy Bond Program (QZAB), authorized by the Job Creation Act of 2010, Public Law No. 111-312.  This federal program allows for certain schools, known as education zone academies, to finance the renovation of school facilities, purchase equipment, and, if allowed by state law, provide up-to-date technology and instructional materials on an interest-free, or nearly interest-free, basis through the allocation of tax credits.  Two tiers of allocations are available.  Tier 1 in the amount of $6,441,000 will be allocated to successful applicants for settlement at the local school district level by December 31, 2012.  Tier 2 in the amount of $13,556,000 will be allocated to successful applicants to be settled by December 31, 2013.

Fiscal Year 2010 and 2011 QZAB Information
Prior Year QZAB Information

Click on the links below to access applications and detailed guidelines regarding the QZAB program.