Apply Today for $84.5M in Federal School Infrastructure Grants

The federal government is now accepting applications for school infrastructure grants.

The U.S. Department of Energy has opened applications for the nation’s highest-need districts to apply for $84.5 million in federal funding for school infrastructure improvements under two new programs established through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law of 2021.

Of the $84.5 million:

  • $80 million is for Renew America’s Schools grants to support rural or high-poverty schools with energy upgrades, such as new heating, ventilation and air conditioning, with the goal of supporting healthier learning environments and reduce utility costs;
  • $4.5 million is for Energy Champions Leading the Advancement of Sustainable Schools(Energy CLASS Prize) program, which will provide $100,000 each to 25 high-need districts, with an additional $50,000 based on performance, to help build a workforce of energy managers in schools; and
  • Another $750,000 will be given in technical assistance from Energy CLASS Training Network partners.

How to apply

To apply for the Renew America’s Schools grants, districts must send their concept papers by January 26, 2023, and submit applications by April 21, 2023.

For the Energy CLASS Prize, applications are open now through February 28, 2023.

Related resources from the U.S. Department of Energy

Learn more about the federal grant program.

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