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Democratic Gov. Lamont Pledges Millions To Upgrade Air Filtration Systems in Connecticut Public Schools

Governor Ned Lamont announced that his administration is releasing $150 million toward a newly established state grant program dedicated to supporting upgrades for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in Connecticut public schools. The grants will supplement more than $165 million that schools have already committed for air filtration improvements since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic through funding they received from the federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund.

The governor said that he is creating the state grant program to ensure that schools have a dedicated source of funding to support additional infrastructure upgrades.

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