Troy Elementary and High School Districts is Seeking Quality Schools Grants
The Community Development Division houses the Quality Schools Grant Program. The Program, created by HB 152 (Chapter 377, Laws 2009) and codified at Section 90-6-801, et seq., MCA, provides a competitive grant program for school facility and technology grants.
The funds for Quality Schools grants come from the timber harvest on common school trust lands, and rental income received from power site leases as provided in 77-4-208, MCA, deposited into the school facility and technology account.
Troy Public Schools will be pursuing the Quality Schools Grant based on engineer facility reviews, reports, and upon the recommendation of the Troy Public Schools Planning and Safety Committee. Troy Public Schools seeks grant assistance for both of its districts to improve energy efficiency and the heating systems of its buildings. It is proposed that the Troy Elementary District pursue the Quality Schools Grant to upgrade its HVAC system. It is proposed that the Troy High School District pursue the Quality Schools Grant to do a biomass boiler upgrade.
Troy Public Schools is coupling the Quality School Grants with a Performance Contract with Johnson Controls Engineering to upgrade our heating and HVAC systems. In order to do a performance contract Johnson Controls will conduct a comprehensive energy audit of our facilities and identify improvements to save energy. In consultation with the District, Johnson Controls will design and construct a project that meets the agency's needs and arranges the necessary financing. Johnson Controls guarantees that the improvements will generate energy cost savings sufficient to pay for the project and the loan over the term of the contract. After the contract ends, all additional cost savings accrue to the agency.