.12 Ineligible Expenditures.

The following expenditures are ineligible for State funding:

A. Site acquisition;

B. Offsite development costs except those listed as eligible in Regulation .11 of this chapter;

C. Architecture, engineering, or other consultant fees, except as permitted by Regulation .10 of this chapter;

D. Master plans, feasibility studies, programs, educational specifications, or equipment specifications;

E. Projects proposed in buildings or portions of buildings that have been constructed or renovated within 15 years, except that a building or portion of a building in which a limited renovation was performed is eligible for additional work within 15 years of the date that the limited renovation construction was completed;

F. Systemic renovation projects to replace, upgrade, or renovate building systems that have been replaced, upgraded, or renovated within 15 years.

G. Ancillary construction costs such as:

(1) Permits;

(2) Test borings;

(3) Soil analysis;

(4) Bid advertising;

(5) Water and sewer connection charges;

(6) Topographical surveys;

(7) Models;

(8) Renderings; or

(9) Cost estimating;

H. Leasing or purchasing school facilities except as provided in COMAR 23.03.05;

I. Construction inspection services;

J. Relocation costs for site occupants;

K. Salaries of local employees;

L. Construction of administrative or support facilities, including regional or central administrative offices, warehousing, resource, printing, vehicle storage, and maintenance facilities;

M. Movable equipment, furnishings, and artwork as defined by the IAC;

N. Maintenance; and

O. Temporary storage.