Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

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May 20, 2024
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May 20, 2024

Senator Anwar Applauds $703,192 In State Funding For East Hartford School Air Quality Improvements

Today, State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) applauded the announcement by Governor Lamont’s administration that two East Hartford schools will receive $703,192 million in state grants to support replacements and improvements to their HVAC and air conditioning systems. These grants are the result of legislation passed by the state legislature in 2022, encouraging schools to install, replace or upgrade these systems for improved ventilation and indoor air quality to support student learning and the overall health of their school communities.

“In the last two years, our state has committed significant resources to support improved air quality in our schools, making sure every student is learning in a healthy environment,” said Sen. Anwar. “I’m grateful to Governor Lamont for supporting local education.”

East Hartford will receive grant funds in two separate allotments. East Hartford High School will receive $180,860.13 to support $236,635 in total work to replace rooftop units and controls; Pitkin Elementary School will receive $592,332.50 to support $775,000 in total work to support the installation of Energy Recovery Ventilator or ERV systems.

In 2022, the General Assembly voted to create the Indoor Air Quality Grant Program, which provides matching grants to support municipalities needing work not covered by grants. Eligible schools and districts are those found to have the greatest need for indoor air quality improvements.

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