OCMAPS was created to improve all public schools that teach Oklahoma City students, not just those in the I-89 (Oklahoma City Public Schools) school district.
A portion of the revenue from the MAPS for Kids sales tax went to suburban districts.
The formula for distributing the funds was 70/30: 70 percent went to the Oklahoma City I-89 district, while 30 percent was divided among the suburban districts. Each district got a percentage based upon the number of its students living within the Oklahoma City limits.
To access suburban project funds, school boards had to approve a project and its budget and then submit an application to the OCMAPS Trust. The school district was responsible for completing the project, reporting expenditures and providing an annual audit report to the Trust.