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McKinstry Assists 13 Washington State School Districts to Secure Grants

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With the help of McKinstry, a leader in construction, energy and facility services and a member of three AGC chapters, 13 K-12 school districts in Washington state have successfully secured more than $9 million in grant funding in the latest round of the 2012 Jobs Now Act.

This funding will allow districts to make improvements to their educational facilities in order to make the buildings more energy efficient, safer and more enjoyable for students and staff. Leveraging additional local funding sources, the $9 million in grants will result in more than $17 million in projects.

"We deeply appreciate McKinstry’s expertise in guiding us through the needs assessment and application process for the Jobs Now Energy Grant," said Dawn Tarzian, superintendent, Washougal School District. "The award could not have come at a better time as we work to stretch every dollar to serve our students and staff."

With these grants, the school districts will be able to replace or upgrade old and outdated facility systems such as air handling, water, heating and lighting systems, while lowering energy usage and waste and providing substantial financial savings. McKinstry’s partner grant winners include:

  • Almira School District $894,000
  • Brewster School District $1,000,000
  • Grand Coulee Dam School District $484,738
  • Grandview School District $457,274
  • Kalama School District $990,169
  • LaCrosse School District $470,838
  • Mukilteo School District $532,711
  • North Thurston Public Schools $254,159 
  • Northshore School District $1,000,000
  • Ridgefield School District $761,257
  • Sultan School District $327,269
  • Thorp School District $1,000,000
  • Washougal School District $911,324

Approved by the Washington State Legislature in April, the 2012 Jobs Now Act has allocated to competitive grant programs that fund energy and operational cost saving improvements in public buildings across the state.

About McKinstry
McKinstry is a full-service, design-build-operate-and-maintain (DBOM) firm specializing in consulting, construction, energy and facility services. The firm’s innovative, integrated delivery methodology provides clients with a single point of accountability that drives waste and redundancy out of the design/build process. With more than 1,600 professional staff and trades people throughout the United States and operations in more than 15 states, McKinstry advocates collaborative, sustainable solutions designed to ensure occupant comfort, systems efficiency improvements, reductions in facility operational costs and optimizing the profitability "For The Life of Your Building." For more information, visit


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