Your company may be able to tap into federal funds to improve indoor air quality and fight pathogens such as COVID-19. Several provisions outlined in new legislation allow schools and universities, health care providers and small businesses to tackle air quality improvement projects with minimal financial impact.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA) are designed to provide rapid and direct economic support for American workers, families and small businesses while preserving jobs for American industries.

Is your business or organization eligible?

Industries that may be eligible to receive this funding include:

  • Education: Classrooms, campus buildings and other school settings regularly place many people in a confined area, especially as students return to in-person instruction in many states. That’s why pathogen control should be a top priority for a safe indoor environment. Proper ventilation is especially critical: A recent U.S. Government Accountability Office study found that 40% of the nation's school systems need to replace half of their HVAC systems.

  • Health Care: The legislation could help large health care facilities cover indoor air quality technology that helps prevent, prepare for and respond to challenges related to COVID-19.

  • Small Businesses: As payments from the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) begin rolling out, small businesses can apply funds to utility expenses and other related costs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • State and Local Governments: The legislation includes relief funds for use by state and local governments seeking a way to lessen the impact of the coronavirus.

How can this funding help improve your indoor air quality?

Businesses and organizations of all sizes should consider air purification solutions that help ensure the cleanest, safest indoor environments. Global Plasma Solutions’ patented needlepoint bipolar ionization (NPBI®) technology safely creates and releases ions into the airstream using facilities’ existing HVAC system as the delivery method. Independent laboratory studies have shown that GPS® NPBI technology limits the spread of viruses.

This process does not produce ozone or other harmful byproducts and is UL registered and CE compliant. NPBI products can also save businesses and organizations up to 30% on energy costs and lower a building’s carbon footprint. The products are simple to install and require little to no maintenance.

Learn more about how NPBI technology works.