Monday, February 12, 2024

CFA, Dept. Of Education To Begin Accepting Applications For 2 Grant Programs To Help Public Schools Make Environmental Repairs, Improvements

On February 12, the Commonwealth Financing Authority announced it will begin accepting applications for the
Public School Facility Improvement Grant Program for heating, air conditioning upgrades and other improvements March 1.

The Department of Education announced it will accept applications for grants to help public schools make environmental repairs and improvements under the Public School Environmental Repairs Grant Program starting May 1.


The 2023-24 budget also earmarked $100 million for the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Public School Facility Improvement Grant Program, which provides grants for heating and air conditioning upgrades, window replacement, lead and asbestos abatement, and other improvement projects for eligible schools. 

The Commonwealth Financing Authority will begin accepting applications March 1 through May 31

Dept. Of Education

PDE will accept applications from May 1, 2024, through June 30, 2024 for the Public School Environmental Repairs Grant Program

Schools may apply for funding to abate or remediate environmental hazards including, but not limited to, lead in water sources, asbestos, and mold inside school buildings. 

Entities may apply for funding for eligible expenses incurred on or after July 1, 2023.

The 2023-24 enacted budget allocated $75 million for the program, and is open to school districts, career and technical centers (CTCs), and charter schools. 

School entities may apply using the PDE’s School Construction and Maintenance Management (SCMM) system, accessible through MyPDESuite.

“Preparing and nurturing the next generation of successful Pennsylvanians starts with making sure all students have a safe, healthy environment to learn in,” said Secretary Dr. Khalid N. Mumin. “These grants help school districts make necessary upgrades and repairs to their buildings and learning spaces to ensure that our students and school staff have safe air to breathe, water to drink, and classrooms to learn in.”

Click Here for the complete announcement.

[Posted: February 12, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

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