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Deadline for COVID-19 Indoor Air Quality Assistance Program Oct. 15

NEWS RELEASE

Sept. 20, 2021

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) urges eligible facilities to apply for the COVID-19 Indoor Air Quality Assistance Program. The deadline to apply is Oct. 15, 2021.

“Ensuring vulnerable Ohioans have the healthiest possible environment is critical,” said BWC Administrator/CEO Stephanie McCloud. “Governor Mike DeWine and I highly encourage all eligible facilities to take advantage of these funds and weaken the spread of COVID-19 in their facilities.”

The program offers up to $15,000 in reimbursement for eligible entities to inspect and assess their air quality needs and address those needs through portable air filtration systems, new filtration systems, maintenance on current systems, and other interventions implemented on or after March 1, 2020, through Oct. 15, 2021, and paid for by the application deadline.

Launched in November 2020, the program is funded by CARES Act dollars and administered by BWC at Governor Mike DeWine’s request. The CARES Act allows states to use federal funding from the Federal Coronavirus Relief Fund for necessary expenditures incurred by the state due to COVID-19 that were not authorized as part of the state budget.

Applicants are encouraged to apply now and read our guide to Improving Indoor Air Quality through Ventilation and Filtration. Applications are being reviewed and approved in the order they are received. For an application, FAQ, and more, visit this BWC webpage. Questions can be emailed to grants@bwc.state.oh.us.

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Media Contacts:

Kim Norris, 614-728-8045 or 614-361-0202, kimberly.norris@bwc.state.oh.us


Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

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Established in 1912, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is the exclusive provider of workers’ compensation insurance in Ohio and serves 249,000 public and private employers. With nearly 1,700 employees and assets of approximately $25 billion, BWC is one of the largest state-run insurance systems in the United States. For more, visit www.bwc.ohio.gov.