Understanding the U.S. Government's American Rescue Plan Funding for Schools & Colleges

Learn from our Expert on How to Opti­mize Your Fund­ing and Make Your Facil­i­ties Ready to Reopen and Stay Open


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Video Tran­scrip­tion — Overview:

  1. Intro­duc­tions = Matt Streiff
  2. Fea­tured Speaker’s Pre­sen­ta­tion = Rea­gan Lynch
  3. Budd Group Ser­vice Capa­bil­i­ties Overview = Jason Lee
  4. Call to Action = Marc Tom­chin
  5. Q&A from Atten­dees Chat = Mod­er­at­ed by Matt Streiff
  6. Post Webi­nar Sur­vey = Amber & Nicole

1. Agen­da Details & Intro­duc­tions: 10:0210:07

Matt Streiff = Review the agen­da of the webi­nar and gen­er­al housekeeping

  • Spe­cial thanks to Diversey and The Budd Group
  • Estab­lish­ing ground rules (mute for all atten­dees, etc)
  • Request atten­dees to send chat with their role/​title; sub­mit ques­tions in the chat
  • Let the audi­ence know how to receive copies of the slides
  • Pre-frame the call to action

Matt Streiff = Intro­duc­tion of Pre­sen­ter Bio’s: 10:0810:12

Rea­gan Lynch is a grant pro­fes­sion­al who has raised over $18 mil­lion for clients. A nation­al­ly rec­og­nized expert in the areas of edu­ca­tion fund­ing and fed­er­al com­pli­ance, Mr. Lynch excels at mak­ing the com­plex sim­ple. He has found­ed two non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tions, served on two fed­er­al advi­so­ry com­mit­tees under Pres­i­den­tial appoint­ment, guid­ed a For­tune 1000 com­pa­ny through a com­plex infra­struc­ture grant project, and pre­sent­ed to mul­ti­ple orga­ni­za­tions on fed­er­al grants and con­gres­sion­al appropriations.

Jason Lee serves as the Pro­gram Man­ag­er of Spe­cial­ty Ser­vices for the Budd Group. Jason has assist­ed the major­i­ty of For­tune 50 clients, K‑12 and High­er Edu­ca­tion cus­tomers across the Unit­ed States with imple­men­ta­tion of facil­i­ty enhance­ment projects for over 25 years. Rec­og­nized as one of the first LEED Accred­it­ed Pro­fes­sion­als in Oper­a­tions & Main­te­nance, Jason’s ulti­mate goal is to pro­vide sus­tain­able solu­tions to ensure a safe and healthy work­place and learn­ing envi­ron­ment for all occupants.

Marc Tom­chin is the Direc­tor of Facil­i­ty Sup­port for the Edu­ca­tion Seg­ment of the Budd Group. Marc joined the Budd Group in August 2020 as a Sub­ject Mat­ter Expert in Inte­grat­ed Facil­i­ties Man­age­ment. Marc has been pro­vid­ing facil­i­ties solu­tions for the edu­ca­tion mar­ket since 1997. He has exten­sive expe­ri­ence in Main­te­nance, Cus­to­di­al and Grounds oper­a­tions and the impact these ser­vices have on a school’s suc­cess. Marc’s role with the Budd Group is focused on devel­op­ing solu­tions for the chal­lenges expe­ri­enced by our edu­ca­tion clients. 

2. Fea­tured Speaker’s pre­sen­ta­tion: 10:1310:35

Rea­gan Lynch: Overview of Poten­tial Top­ics for dis­cus­sion (NEED SLIDES)

3. Budd Group Mes­sage & Call to action: 10:3510:45

Jason Lee (10:3510:39)

  • Overview of Budd Group Ser­vice Capabilities

Marc Tom­chin (10:3910:45)

  • High­light the ben­e­fits for the atten­dees (iden­ti­fy needs; time­li­ness of the Webi­nar for summer)
  • Overview of some solu­tions (I.E. BONA)

4. Q&A: 10:4510:58

Com­bi­na­tion of script­ed and/​or ques­tions that came through the chat to be answered by presenters. 

  • Our school wants to start an after­school pro­gram. Can we use ESS­ER III funds to ren­o­vate part of a build­ing to pro­vide space for the pro­gram to address learn­ing loss, and the need for addi­tion­al space and capac­i­ty for COVID mitigation?
  • My school HVAC sys­tem is fail­ing. Can funds be used to replace the sys­tem? I have doc­u­men­ta­tion for the HVAC and doc­u­men­ta­tion show­ing that improved cir­cu­la­tion will help reduce viral transmission.
  • Can we replace the car­pet or flooring?
  • What hap­pens if we have ESS­ER and/​or CARES Act Funds allo­cat­ed to our depart­ment that aren’t ful­ly spent yet?
  • Can we use ESS­ER or CARES Act fund­ing for any facil­i­ty enhance­ment need?
  • Can you explain how to apply for ARP funding?

Matt Streiff (Clos­ing Remarks)

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Dane Slaughter, Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District

I have worked with The Budd Group since 2011, and I have been very pleased and impressed with their staff, account managers, and regional support they provide. They have been very prompt to respond if there is an issue with the janitorial services. They provide an exceptional service and understand the importance of greeting our passengers and guests to allow them to have a wonderful experience when traveling. I view their service as a partnership and count on them daily to deliver exceptional quality to our tenants, passengers, staff, and business partners.

Guy Harley, Wake Forest University Health Sciences

The Budd Group provides exceptional custodial services for our campus. We are grateful for their service to our patients, families, visitors, staff and faculty for over 40 years. The Budd Group is very responsive to our requests and needs, and we truly believe in their loyalty and commitment to our success.

Billy D. Smith, Kershaw County School District

I personally have had the best experience and relationship with The Budd Group. From their owner all the way to their day porters, they take great pride in representing the company name, and doing the best job they can. During these unprecedented pandemic times The Budd Group has been flexible and responsive to the changing needs our district has had in every way. With every firm that we have used there have been issues, but no firm has ever been as responsive, and as quick to fix whatever the issue may be as The Budd Group!

Nick Mincey, Orange County Schools

The Budd Group has gone above and beyond in providing custodial services to our district. Following a lengthy RFP process, we as a committee selected them to help our district achieve a new and rejuvenating approach to campus cleaning and facility care. We asked them to take on a difficult task of staffing, and preparing schools for the start of our school year with only 6 weeks of transition time. We all knew it would be difficult at best. However, with the help of their Human Resources department and successful hiring strategies, we were up and running by the time our Staff members began to enter the campuses for the school year.

Blaise Winch, Capsugel

The Budd Group has been providing services to Capsugel for over 6 years. The service provided has been excellent and professional. They perform duties in multiple locations including a manufacturing plant, distribution center, office area, machine shop and fitness center. They clean all of the following types of areas at those various locations: office, bathroom, cafeteria, fitness center, locker room, shipping/receiving and CGMP production areas. As it relates to CGMP experience, they also created a sanitation program for the cGMP areas, maintain and created their own operating instructions, maintain document control and follow all cGMP guidelines for hygiene and documentation.

Susan A. Maddux, Presbyterian College

The Budd Group has become a true partner with Presbyterian College. They have taken the time to fully understand our mission and become a true part of the Blue Hose family. The housekeeping staff often pull off miracles when given very little time to clean a space on campus between events. They work long hours and respond 24/7 to emergencies on campus. The landscaping team has transformed the grounds of the campus such that the college regularly gets positive feedback from those who visit the campus. Before outsourcing to The Budd Group, the college performed these services in house. We have seen significant improvement in both housekeeping and grounds since The Budd Group took over.


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