DAS school construction grants
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Fund school construction projects with DAS grants

Considering a new school construction project or renovation? Then you might be eligible for grant funding from the Department of Administrative Services. DAS offers school construction project grants to:

  • Connecticut towns and municipalities
  • Regional school districts
  • Regional educational service centers (RESCs)

Learn more about school construction grants, including types of grants and the application process. You’ll also find links to necessary forms and documents, construction requirements, how to’s, and more.

  • Priority list grants 
    Learn more about the list of projects DAS submits to the Governor and Education Committee for approval. Explore current and past Priority Lists.
  • Non-priority list grants 
    Discover what kinds of school construction projects can skip the Priority List for direct approval by the Office of Grants Administration.
  • HVAC indoor air quality grants 
    Explore grants to help schools improve air quality by installing, replacing, or upgrading their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
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Ready to apply for DAS Grants?

Head to the Office of the State Comptroller’s online portal, Core-CT, to begin the application process. You’ll be able to submit all required documents on Core-CT, including project plans and data.

The DAS Office of Grants Administration reviews all grant applications for approval. Major projects, such as renovations, alterations, and new school buildings need to be added to the Priority List and approved by the CT legislature before they can be funded.

Resources for grant applicants

Find grant forms and documents 

Get access to any forms and documents you may need to complete your grant application.

Learn about construction plan review 

Find out more about the review and approval process for school construction project plans.

Learn about the grant audit process 

Discover how the Office of Grants Administration and the Audit unit review completed projects.

School construction project oversight

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Meet the school building projects advisory council

The state of Connecticut is dedicated to building and updating schools responsibly and to the highest standards of excellence. This means making them safe, efficient, and environmentally friendly while protecting taxpayer dollars.

The School Building Project Advisory Council was founded to help achieve this goal. The council makes recommendations, standards, and guidelines for all major school construction and renovation projects.

Explore the council, including members, meeting minutes, contact information, and more.

View the council 

Explore more CT public school grant programs

Renew America’s schools grant 

Explore grants from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to promote clean energy improvements at K-12 schools across the country.

Efficient and healthy schools grant 

Discover how the DOE’s Business Technologies Office supports equitable access to energy resources and opportunities in schools and school districts.

School security competitive grants 

Learn about grant programs to improve the security of our schools and students from the CT Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.

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