The Long-Range Building Program is the method for state agencies to fund major repair and capital development projects. The Montana Code Annotated mandates requirements for the Long-Range Building Program and Budget.
To be considered for project funding, before July 1st of the year preceding a legislative session, each state agency shall submit a proposed Long-Range Building Program request electronically via IBARS to the Architecture and Engineering Division.
The LRBP proposal shall identify eligible projects prioritized in two categories:
- Renovation, alteration, replacement, or repair project(s) with a total cost of less than $2.5 million.
- A new facility with a total construction cost of less than $250,000.
- Renovation, construction, alteration, site, or utility project with a total cost of $2.5 million or more.
- A new facility with a construction cost of $250,000 or more.
Eligible projects shall have a current replacement value greater than $150,000 and be included in the Statewide Facility Inventory and Condition Assessment. If you are unsure if a building is LRBP elibible, please consult this Excel file:
A&E assists agencies in the development and completion of LRBP programming plans and objectives. Agencies are encouraged to reference these instructions and work with A&E in development and implementation of prioritized Major Repair and Capital Development LRBP project requests prior to the July 1st submittal deadline.
After July 1st, A&E works with the Office of Budget and Program Planning (OBPP) to review and evaluate project requests for feasibility, agency needs and increased operating costs.
Requests are then compiled into a single list of prioritized statewide project, assembled into the long-range building program format and submitted to the Governor for review prior to October 1st.
During the first week of each session the Governor shall submit to the legislature as part of the executive budget, the requests of all state agencies compiled in the form of a comprehensive long-range proposed building program for capital development.
"Long-range building program-eligible building" means a building, facility, or structure:
- owned by a state agency and for which the operation and maintenance are funded with state general fund money; or
- that supports academic missions of the university system and for which the operation and maintenance are funded with current unrestricted university funds.
The term does not include a building, facility, or structure:
- owned by a state agency and for which the operation and maintenance are entirely funded with state special revenue, federal special revenue, or proprietary funds; or
- that supports nonacademic functions of the university system and for which the operation and maintenance are funded from nonstate and nontuition sources.
Excel file listing of LRBP-Eligible Buildings by Agency