The approved site budget will not exceed the following maximum award amounts for each item, unless otherwise stated in the notice of funding issued by the CEC, as described in Chapter 6.A. The eligible costs for each of the items specified are provided in Chapter 6.E.
:$5,000 per HVAC system tonnage for the approved repairs, upgrades, and replacements of systems at the site. The HVAC system tonnage amount used to calculate the maximum award for direct construction costs is the total tonnage of all the systems at that site that will be repaired, upgraded or replaced with grant funding. The tonnage of the current HVAC system is used for repairs and upgrades and the tonnage for the new HVAC system is used for replacements.
$20,000 per site for project management, application fees and reporting.
Tier 1 (fewer than 1,000 students) -$2MTier 2 (between 1,000 and 5,000 students - $4MTier 3 (more than 5,000 students - $6M
DESIGN CONTINGENCY FUNDS (HVAC SYSTEMS REPLACEMENT ONLY:
A.50% of the direct construction costs calculated for HVAC system replacements and for electrical and structural modifications to the buildings at the site. The electrical and structural modifications must be necessary to perform the repairs, upgrades or replacements approved as part of the U&R Grant project.
B.25% of the direct construction costs calculated for HVAC system replacements by item 1, above, for additional equipment or systems necessary to make the HVAC systems functional or more energy efficient, including but not limited to: 1) building management systems, 2) economizers, 3) UVGI systems.
C.20% of the direct construction costs calculated for HVAC system replacements by item 1, above, for architectural and engineering design services by a licensed professional, as defined in the glossary.
D.5% of the direct construction costs calculated for HVAC system replacements by item 1, above, for DSA project approval.
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