HVAC Indoor Air Quality Grants for Public Schools

In 2022, Governor Lamont signed legislation establishing a new grant program to encourage public school districts to install, replace, or upgrade, their heating, ventilation, or air conditioning (HVAC) systems. This program addresses school facilities’ needs and repairs for improved ventilation and indoor air quality to support healthy learning environments in districts and schools.   The application for FY24 grants is open now. Eligible applicants include local boards of education, regional boards of education, and regional education service centers. 


This program is overseen by the Department of Administrative Services / Office of Grants Administration and is funded with state bonding and federal Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSFRF). Approximately $244 million is available in this funding opportunity. This includes $169 million in state bond funds and $75 million in federal CSFRF funds.


Potential applicants should read the HVAC Program Guidance (PDF) for full program details and application instructions.

Further questions can be directed to



Round 1: September 14, 2022 - December 1, 2022  
Number of Grant Awards: 50
Total State Cost: $56 Million

Round 2: (Under review)* September 7, 2023 - December 31, 2023  
Number of Applicants Received: 135
Total State Cost: $137 Million


*DAS is currently reviewing submitted grant applications with a goal to issue grant commitments in April 2024. 

You may receive outreach from our agency with question on your applications.

Funding Authorization Letter Template 

See a PDF example of a local funding authorization letter template