Act 34 of 2023: Public School Facility Improvement Grant Program – Application Window Open Now!

The Pennsylvania Public School Facility Improvement Grant Program is designed to offer grant funding to public school districts and career and technical education (CTE) centers across the state for qualifying facility enhancement endeavors. Enacted into law on December 13, 2023, under Act 34 of 2023 by Governor Josh Shapiro, this initiative will be overseen by the Department of Community and Economic Development. Its primary aim is to allocate funds towards urgent requirements within the state’s public school system and essential upgrades to building infrastructure.

  • Eligible projects include:
    • Roof repairs/replacements
    • HVAC equipment and plumbing system upgrades
    • Energy savings
    • Health and safety upgrades
    • Accessibility upgrades and improvements
    • Demolition
    • Emergencies
    • Technology upgrades
  • Eligible costs include:
    • Engineering and design; environmental assessments; construction and renovation; purchase and installation of equipment; and demolition.
  • Matching funds:
    • 75% grant request for eligible project costs with a required 25% cash match. Please note: there are exceptions in case the case of financial status or emergencies.
  • Applications:
    • Applications will be received from March 1, 2024 through May 31, 2024. Application for assistance can be found at

For over two decades, Isett has assisted more than 65 school districts throughout eastern and central Pennsylvania. We’ve been instrumental in the planning and execution of new construction projects, repairs and renovations, and conducting comprehensive condition assessments and feasibility studies for capital planning. Additionally, we proudly serve as the Engineer of Record for numerous school districts, acting as their trusted engineering partner. We understand the constraints associated with school district budgets, public procurement processes, and the academic calendar. Isett’s Grants Management department helps clients navigate the complex landscape of grant applications, thereby enhancing the likelihood of securing funding. Isett’s grant writing team has helped secure over $50 million in grant funding across the state funding agencies since 2015.