Funding to Address Air Pollution at Schools

What does this funding get me?

This funding will create and run programs to:

  • Monitor and reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions at schools in low-income and disadvantaged communities
  • Technical assistance to address environmental issues, develop school environmental quality plans, identify and mitigate ongoing air pollution hazards

Am I eligible?

You are eligible if you are a: 

  • State/Territorial Government
  • Inter-state agency
  • Local government
  • Indigenous Community 

How can I access the money?

Grant funding to address indoor air pollution at schools was announced by EPA on January 11, 2024. The deadline to apply was March 19, 2024. EPA expects to make 4-6 grants of $5-8 million each to support indoor air quality and greenhouse gas reduction activities over a 5-year period at schools in low-income and disadvantaged communities. 

What is the timeline?

EPA issued a request for applications from eligible agencies with a deadline of March 19, 2024. EPA expects to make awards in October 2024.

What other incentives could I use to help me accomplish my goals?

Clean School Bus Program

Check the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) for additional incentives that may be offered by your state, local government, or utility, as well as important federal, state, and local policies. For questions regarding DSIRE, contact Justin Lindemann (NC Clean Energy Technology Center) at

Where can I get more information?