Federal relief for schools
The U.S. government has approved billions of dollars for schools across multiple programs that educators can leverage to help make their buildings more safe, secure and sustainable.
These funds are available to support upgrades to critical school infrastructure, such as improvements to HVAC systems to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) which can help create a healthier learning environment, reduce absenteeism and improve cognitive function. Funding for sustainability and resiliency solutions may also be available which can reduce operating costs and increase the attractiveness of a school for students and staff. Grants are also available to install security solutions that can decrease response time in the event of an emergency.
We’ll decode the process
From determining eligible upgrades to deciphering agencies, acronyms and applications, we’re here to help you navigate each step. Our funding experts have helped schools throughout the country secure federal funds and other forms of financing – and we can help you too. We’ll decode the process.
A safer school starts with a plan
We provide a detailed analysis of your building health with recommendations to meet safety needs, regulations and funding eligibility.
We’ll guide you through the application for federal funding, as well as other types of aid or financing if needed.
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Learn how to fund the upgrades you need
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Frequently Asked Questions
As part of our initial assessment, we’ll help you identify and prioritize what your facilities need, short term and long term.
From that prioritized list, we can advise you on the upgrades that are eligible for funding and how to apply. However, federal relief funds are merely one option. For years, we’ve helped schools secure other grants and financing, and strategically planned cost-effective projects that can pay for themselves..
We do not do “rip-and-replace.” We use and integrate as much of your current infrastructure as possible to retain familiarity and keep costs down.
First, we’ll help you determine whether your school’s HVAC equipment and other systems need upgrades, or just integration and adjustment. From there, any changes are designed to fit your needs, processes, and schedule so that disruption is kept to a minimum.
According to studies and guidelines from the CDC, EPA and ASHRAE, proper ventilation and filtration are effective ways to reduce or remove unwanted particles including pathogens, pollutants and other irritants, so we typically recommend cleaner air as a critical, cost-effective first step to a healthier building.
Find out how to schedule an IAQ assessment for your school.
Ease of use, ease of maintenance, and sustainable costs are all factors we take into account when planning improvements to your facilities. In many cases, integrated, automated building systems cost less to operate and maintain than manual or dysfunctional systems.