The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) provides budgetary relief to higher education institutions through numerous provisions. It also provides several student aid and student loan borrower support provisions.
Education Stabilization Fund
Economic relief for higher education nearly $5 billion Education Stabilization Fund. Economic Relief for private and public colleges and universities are also included in the bill.
ED Grants to Colleges and Universities
Institutions have broad discretion in how they use these funds including facility & infrastructure improvements in respect to ventilation and HVAC systems according to ASHRAE and CDC guidelines.
These funds have already been allocated and are being used to provide emergency aid to students, improve remote learning access and defray expenses for facility, infrastructure and/or ventilation improvements. The R Group is often called to provide specific expertise in selecting/applying appropriate environmental and energy saving measures.