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Facilities Management

Capital Outlay

Capital Outlay Projects include new construction, alterations, additions, and improvements to campus structures or infrastructure. They are funded by either state or non-state revenue bonds, donor funds, or grants for renovation, repair, replacement or new construction of buildings, landscape, infrastructure or building systems, and furniture and equipment.


Capital Outlay Projects are categorized using three criteria: funding source, size (dollar amount), and a University's need for renewal of existing building systems beyond their useful life. These are explained further below.

Funding: Projects that are funded by appropriations of state tax revenues or other special legislative appropriations are "State funded." Projects that are funded with private donations, state enterprise funds (e.g. housing, parking, student union fees, etc.), auxiliary funds or other such sources are "Non-state funded." Although there is a distinction based on funding sources, all capital projects on state property are subject to state public works requirements.

Size/Cost: Major Capital Projects are construction projects that are over $656,000. A five year capital improvement program has been developed by the California State University System to forecast the future building and infrastructure needs for each campus. This document is consistent with the campus's Master Plan. Minor Capital Outlay (construction) projects are limited to those projects that correct deficiencies, provide new or improved facilities, add access or provide equipment for a minor capital outlay project whose estimated total cost is $656,000 or less.

Deferred Maintenance/Capital Renewal: Projects that are funded specifically to provide a remedy whether replacement or repair, to existing building systems. Projects may include roofs, sidewalk and street repairs, painting, electrical upgrades, HVAC System upgrades, and any other critical building, landscape, or utility components beyond their useful life.