ELPP is designed to give districts not yet participating in the Classroom Facilities Assistance Program the opportunity to move ahead with portions of their project.
The program allows school districts to pass a resolution requesting to enter ELPP. The Commission then performs an assessment of the district's facilities and enters into an agreement with the district on a Facility Master Plan that covers the entire needs of the district. The district then chooses a "distinct portion" of their Master Plan to fund through local efforts. When the district's turn later arises in the Classroom Facilities Assistance Program, the money spent by the district on the distinct portion is credited against the local share of the entire Master Plan projects.
Districts wishing to participate in ELPP must submit both the Program Application and the Resolution to Participate.