Patricia Billie Miller


Patricia Billie Miller



May 20, 2024

Senator Miller Celebrates More than $6.7 Million in State Grants for Stamford School HVAC Upgrades

Stamford, CT – Senator Patricia Billie Miller, D-Stamford, applauded Monday the release of more than $6.7 million in state grants aimed at upgrading HVAC systems to improve the air quality at two Stamford schools.

“Productive learning environments require clean air and well-regulated temperatures,” Senator Miller said. “These grants will enhance the air quality at Newfield Elementary and Rippowam Middle School, creating an atmosphere where students can focus and excel. By improving these conditions, we are investing in the academic success of Stamford’s children and ensuring they have healthy spaces to learn and grow.”

The grants announced by the Department of Administrative Services include:

  • $4,288,708 for the replacement of supply air fans and air handler units at Newfield Elementary School. This grant covers 60% of the project costs.

  • $2,504,556 for mechanical system upgrades at Rippowam Middle School, also covering 60% of the project costs.

The state HVAC Indoor Air Quality Grant program was established in 2022 to assist Connecticut school districts with repairs and upgrades to ventilation and indoor air quality systems to support healthy learning environments.

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