Cooperatively Speaking

Breaking Down Funding for Facilities

January 06, 2022 E&I Cooperative Services Season 2 Episode 1
Cooperatively Speaking
Breaking Down Funding for Facilities
Show Notes

E&I Hosts: Saul Alvarado, Vice President, Construction, Energy & Facilities and David Manz, Category Business Manager, Construction, Energy & Facilities
Guest: Matt Robeson, National Enterprise Account Manager for K-20 at Carrier

Since March 2020, Congress has allocated $264.5 billion for private, public, K-12, and higher education spending in response to the pandemic. Much of these funds can be used for your facilities project -- including construction -- if you are able to justify the costs as being necessary to virus mitigation. 

In this episode, David, Saul, and our guest Matt discuss the different kinds of funding available for educational facilities (CARES, CRRSAA, ARPA, GEER, ESSER, HERF) and how they can be used to fund your facilities projects. 

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Our E&I Hosts

  • David Manz, Business Partnerships Manager, Facilities & Interiors
  • Saul Alvarado, Vice President, Business Partnerships Manager
  • Joe Castelluccio, Director, Business Development
  • Titus Martin, Executive Director, Supplier Diversity

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