­classroomCHICAGO – State Senator Ram Villivalam announced that, thanks to funds distributed by the Illinois State Board of Education, four local school districts received grants for infrastructure improvements.

“Our students deserve the best possible learning environment,” said Villivalam (D-Chicago). “These grants will help to build safer, healthier classrooms at schools throughout our community.”

A total of $30 million in 2022 School Maintenance Grants was distributed to districts across the state. To be eligible for the grants, applicants were required to match the state funds and commit to completing proposed projects within two years.

Local school districts received grants of $50,000 each and include the following:

  • Morton Grove School District 70
  • Fairview School District 72
  • Skokie School District 73.5
  • Lincolnwood School District 74

Projects made possible thanks to these grants include updates to heating and cooling, improvements to ventilation, increased accessibility throughout buildings and more.

A full list of grantees and awards can be viewed on the ISBE website.