Federal Stimulus Funds

While navigating these funding opportunities may feel overwhelming, this guide is meant to be a resource to help navigate the landscape of federal funding opportunities available today.

Federal Stimulus Funds

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) and American Rescue Plan Acts (ARPA) provide $177.1 billion in ESSER II and ESSER III funding. The funding is distributed by the U.S. Department of Education directly to state education agencies (SEAs), which is then allocated to school districts, also known as local education agencies (LEAs).



Local education agencies receive 90% of appropriated funds based on their proportional share.

September 30, 2023

Available for obligation by SEAs and subrecipients through September 30, 2023



ESSER Funds: What They Are and How to Use Them

Originally created to help with the COVID-19 pandemic, Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds can help your school’s facilities and students for years to come—but only if you use them before their deadline. Empower your classrooms and infrastructure by collaborating on a custom spending strategy and the best solutions for your school.

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Your Partner in Rebuilding America's Infrastructure through the IIJA

Your Partner in Rebuilding America's Infrastructure through the IIJA

In November 2021, the Federal Government established the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Commonly referred to as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and touted as a “once-in-a-generation level of funding,” this bill aims deliver $1.2 trillion to rebuild roads and bridges, ensure access to safe drinking water and broadband, and improve America’s ports, airports, rails, and roads.

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2022-2023 Federal Funding Resource Guide for State & Local Governments

2022-2023 Federal Funding Resource Guide for State & Local Governments

Recently, federal funds have been committed to State and Local Governments to help America recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and help improve infrastructure throughout the nation. When used to modernize and enhance the public spaces residents rely on the most, these investments can have ripple effects, improving the environmental, social, and economic health of communities. Simply put – better building infrastructure helps to creates better communities.

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How K-12 Education Buildings are Using Stimulus Funds

In April - May 2021, Trane surveyed 100+ K-12 decision makers

Several Uses for Stimulus Funds


School Facility Repairs and Improvements
 to enable operation of schools to mitigate health risks and exposure to environmental health hazards, and to support student learning environments.

Hear What The Experts Say (USGBC)


Improve Indoor Air Quality 
by upgrading HVAC systems, filtering, and other air cleaning, fans, control systems, and window & door repair and replacement.

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Develop Strategies & Implement Public Health Protocols
 with guidance from the CDC for the reopening and operation of school facilities to address the well-being of students, educators & staff.

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With stimulus funding now available to address health risks by improving your school's indoor environment, you have a unique opportunity to have a positive impact for students, teachers and the community for years to come.  

Wellsphere from Trane supports you with a dedicated team that will take a holistic approach to maximize your infrastructure investments. We are working with thousands of schools across the country to help them create better environments.


Private Funding Options are also available

Private Funding Options are also available

Trane Integrated Funding Solutions allow you to bundle the cost of an IAQ Assessment, system solutions and even ongoing service into one convenient financing plan. We can make it easy with no out-of-pocket expenses or down payments. Flexible financing structures and payments help make project costs manageable. You may be able to act now and pay later with deferred payments and extended terms.* Options also include tax-exempt lease purchase (TELP), managed service agreements, and energy savings performance contracting.

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Stretch dollars further with group purchasing

Stretch dollars further with group purchasing

All Trane products and services are available to public agencies using the Omnia® Partner contracts. This group purchasing organization serves school districts and other educational institutions to help them save money, vet business partners and simplify buying processes.

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Financing & Energy Services Contracting

Financing & Energy Services Contracting

Making your facilities greener and more energy efficient sounds like a straightforward proposition, until you start digging into the details. Trane energy experts can help you make sense of the broad array of energy upgrade opportunities you have and financial strategies available to determine which approach best suits your business or sustainability goals. And then make them happen.

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Ready for Now. Resilient for Tomorrow.

Trane’s Wellsphere™ is a holistic approach to building wellness. It’s a multi-disciplinary collective of experts using world class technologies and services to help improve your school buildings



*Financing terms and conditions are subject to credit approval by Trane Technologies Financial Services and will be based on review of the creditworthiness of the customer, prevailing interest rates and other factors.

There is evidence from ASHRAE® and other sources that HVAC technologies can mitigate the risk of exposure to infectious aerosols in built environments; however, the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and mitigation of COVID-19 in buildings is yet to be tested and confirmed.