Academic Project:

Five-Year Capital Outlay Plan Steps

As discussed in Stage 2: Master Plan Revision/CEQA, the approved Physical Master Plan is the overall planning guide for campus development. Each campus maintains a proposed schedule for implementation of projects over a five-year period in a document called the Five-Year Capital Outlay Plan. The five-year plans for all 23 campuses are compiled into a single document and presented annually to the trustees for approval, and then submitted to the Department of Finance (DOF) and the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) capital improvement needs for five years beyond the period covered by the latest Governor's Budget each year, as required by statute.

Building projects listed in the Five-Year Capital Outlay Plan shall be included on the approved Physical Master Plan for the campus. If a proposed project is not master planned, a minor or major master plan revision must be submitted to your campus-assigned CPDC planner and approved prior to the project being included in the five-year plan.

The process and components of the Five Year Capital Outlay Plan are further explained below.​

A. Call Letter

CPDC distributes a call letter annually to initiate the five-year capital planning process. This letter outlines the required submittals, provides a schedule of due dates and approval milestones for inclusion of academic projects in the five-year plan.​