Christine Cohen

State Senator

Christine Cohen

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Listening, Advocating & Getting Results

May 22, 2024
For Immediate Release
Contact: Garnet McLaughlin – – 860-304-2319

Senators Cohen, Hochadel Welcome $1.2M for Middlefield Memorial Middle School Indoor Air Upgrades

This week, State Senators Christine Cohen and Jan Hochadel welcomed the announcement that the state Department of Administrative Services (DAS) has unveiled its 2024 list of Indoor Air Quality grants for public schools in Connecticut and Middlefield Memorial Middle School will receive just over $1.2 million for the replacement of ventilators and to upgrade controls for the building management system. The project will cost $2,409,159 in total, and the state will reimburse 51.43% of the project at $1,239,030.47.

“It is wonderful to see this collaboration between local and state government to provide cleaner, healthier environments for our students to learn,” said Sen. Christine Cohen. “The importance of ventilation and clean air became crystal clear to us during the pandemic, and I am pleased to see continued progress on implementing clean air measures in schools.”

“As a teacher, I know firsthand how critical clean air and comfortable temperatures are to maintaining a productive learning environment,” Sen. Jan Hochadel said. “This grant will ensure that students at Middlefield Memorial School have the necessary conditions to succeed academically and help local taxpayers make a smart investment in the future of their children.”

The grants are being awarded through the HVAC Indoor Air Quality Grants Program for Public Schools, a state program that is administered by DAS. In fiscal year 2023, DAS committed $56 million to projects across the state to address indoor air quality in school buildings.


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