CLEAN AIR IN BUILDINGS CHALLENGE
The Clean Air in Buildings Challenge is a fully funded US government program that launched in March 2022.
The goal of this program is to ensure America is better prepared to prevent airborne transmission of diseases including COVID-19 and beyond.
HOW FUNDING IS BEING DISTRIBUTED
Funding is easily accessible through the American Rescue Plan and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. It has already been allocated and each district and municipality is responsible for distributing grants.
Public Colleges and Universities
Private Non-Profit Colleges and Universities
The White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP), Department of Energy, and CDC have come together to create a 4 part recommended action plan:
1. Create a clean indoor air action plan that assesses indoor air quality, plans for upgrades and improvements, and includes HVAC inspections and maintenance.
2. Optimize fresh air ventilation by bringing in and circulating clean outdoor air indoors.
3. Enhance air filtration and cleaning using the central HVAC system and in-room air cleaning devices.
4. Engage the building community by communicating with building occupants to
increase awareness, commitment, and participation.