American Rescue Plan
COVID-19 has turned our members’ lives and day-to-day operations upside down. The American Rescue Plan provides funding to aid our members in paying for significant unplanned expenses and restore operations in this “new normal” we all face.
Many Equalis Group supplier partners provide products and services that align with the objectives of the American Rescue Plan, whether you are reconfiguring your classrooms and offices to meet CDC guidelines, investing in new technology to enable remote operation and service provision requirements, or restarting projects that were delayed due to COVID-19-related interruptions.
Our Member Engagement Team is here to help you navigate where and how our competitively solicited, already procured contracts can most quickly and cost-effectively maximize the value of American Rescue Plan funding your organization receives as we all strive to return to some sense of normalcy.
Click the tabs below to see available offerings from awarded suppliers.
- BCI Burke Playgrounds
- Busch Systems
- CORE Construction
- Global Furniture Group
- The HON Company
- Insight Public Sector
- Johnson Controls (JCI)
- MeTEOR Education
- Musco Lighting
- National Car Charging
- National Public Seating
- Network Services Company
- School Specialty
- Spacesaver Corporation
- Transact Campus
- Watchfire Signs
Alumni Classroom Furniture
At Alumni, we have an obligation to be the Teacher’s Assistant, the Architect’s Inspiration and the Student’s Advocate in the learning environment.
Assisting the Teacher: Does the environment encourage flexibility, without distracting ongoing learning, no matter who the facilitator is at any moment? Wise teachers identify group leaders, giving them the tools and inspiration needed to move the group forward. Intuitive flexibility allows the space to mirror that creativity, without being a distraction.
Inspiring the Architect: How can the architect better understand the environment of the student and the instructor? No “cookie cutter” assembly line will work when defining the space for today’s flexible classroom, while anticipating the dynamic learning environment requirements for tomorrow. Fewer static furnishings … most everything on casters. Storage, desking and seating have never had more options and never been more mobile.
The Student Advocate: Alumni’s primary goal is to inspire creative thought through innovative classroom environments. This while allowing adaptability to the ever-changing methods of learning, ultimately supporting students in their quest to excel.
Check out Alumni’s most popular Classroom Health Shield, the Armor Shield, now in stock for immediate shipping!
Learn more about the Equalis Group/Alumni Master Agreement.
Preparing to bring students back onto campuses requires thoughtful planning by school officials. Promoting safety for your students and staff with healthy and clean environments will be your priority when accessing American Rescue Plan Funding.
If new furniture is part of your plan to bring kids back to school, let the Artcobell team help you create safe, secure, and inspiring learning environments for your students and staff.
Artcobell is entirely focused on producing furniture for K-12 learning environments that meets the needs of all students who use your school facilities. We are here to help you find solutions to create environments that meet your needs today while giving you the flexibility to accommodate your needs for tomorrow.
- Do you need to maximize space for social distancing and manage intensive cleaning routines?
- Are you trying to design places that address the needs of students’ cognitive, psychological, and physiological needs?
- Are you looking for durable, well-built furniture with surfaces that stand up to tough new cleaning protocols without losing their luster?
- Do you want to buy from a USA-based manufacturer who builds everything locally and sources 96.5% of raw materials and components from the USA?
Let us introduce you to solutions that can meet all these needs, built with care by our team in Temple, Texas. Contact one of our sales team members or learn more with our links.
Artcobell Sales Team:
Mark Heger, Sales Manager (East-Midwest)
John Martinez, Sales Manager (West)
Learn more about the Equalis Group/Artcobell Master Agreement here.
BCI Burke Playgrounds
Parks, recreation, and outdoor fitness areas are critical to the health and wellness of communities. Designing the right space for your community is important, will impact how it is used and foster positive outcomes now and in the future. Using American Rescue Plan funding to help everyone get stronger together outdoors is how we can help! Designing innovative products, creating playground designs that engage all people and helping you get the right space is what we love and what we do. Contact your local Burke Representative for more information!
Contact your local Burke Representative.
Learn more about the Equalis Group/BCI Burke Master Agreement here.
Bloomz is the only mobile and web app that combines all aspects of school communication, coordination and classroom management in one easy-to-use platform.
Bloomz allows educators to share instant messages, announcements, photos, calendars, volunteer and conference sign-ups, digital, assignments student portfolios, and more. Teachers and administrators can control who can reach them and when without shutting down the communication pipeline.
Administrators use Bloomz to track parental involvement through engagement reports, gain visibility into classroom communications, and target specific audiences for announcements by sending information to individuals, specific classrooms, or the whole school or district.
With text, email, voice and app notifications, plus the ability to translate to more than 100 languages, Bloomz makes sure no barriers get in the way of school communication.
ESSR II and ARP provide many opportunities for schools to support parent engagement and communication.
Learn more about the Equalis Group/Bloomz Master Agreement here.
The reopening of schools and businesses requires a new way of thinking. Ensure your classroom and office is safe with Busch System’s new line of top-quality sanitation products designed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Establish trust and promote cleanliness with your students, staff and visitors with the Thrive Series of dispensing and recovery bins, complete with sanitizing gel dispensers, full sanitation stations and accessories, and hardshell wipes dispensers. It’s time to reopen, and stay open, safely.
Contact Busch Systems today for products and resources to keep your students, staff, and visitors safe!
Ryan Miltimore, Business Development Manager
Phone: 1.800.565.9931 x1690
Michelle Dunn, Business Development Manager
Phone: 1.800.565.9931 x1220
Connection® Public Sector Solutions serves as an extension of your team to help optimize your IT investments with services that deliver greater performance, efficiency, and savings. And as you work toward reopening your facilities, they can provide the solutions you need to operate safely, efficiently, and according to your local guidelines, including:
- Remote learning hardware
- Charging carts
- Hot spots
- Data security solutions
- Security cameras
- UV-C sanitization
- Temperature reading stations
- PPE/Plexiglass dividers
- Social-emotional software
- Office and classroom furniture
- Professional development offerings
- Touchless entry
- Smart workspaces
- And more
To learn more about how you can best use your American Rescue Plan funding for your technology initiatives, call 1.800.800.0019 to speak to an Account Manager today.
At CORE, the client decides. We know that clients drive our economic engine, and without them, our engine dies. We work hard to provide the highest level of client service to possible and to be the best in the world at it. Most importantly, CORE is deeply passionate about trust, especially earning the trust of our clients.
One of the construction services we provide at CORE is Job Order Contracting (JOC). JOC is a project delivery method utilized by clients to procure construction needs quickly and easily for a variety of construction projects under one contractor.
For more information about CORE and job order contracting contact:
Dave Wilson, National Director of Job Order Contracting | T: 214-684-9320 | E: email@example.com
Learn more about the Equalis Group/CORE Master Agreement here.
CrisisGo is leading the new wave of modern safety technology. Its progressive and streamlined technology is a single solution for safety challenges in schools and the workplace. Set apart by it’s all-in-one capability with full-spectrum COVID-19 safety, threat assessment, mental health and wellness manager, and more. CrisisGo’s platforms are covered under the American Rescue Plan and are critical to anyone responsible for keeping their schools and employees safe.
Download our latest eBook for a guide on funding opportunities.
Learn more about the Equalis Group/CrisisGo Master Agreement here.
With more than 100 years of experience in power generation and an extensive global distributor network across all 50 states, Cummins Power Generation is ready to match the right generating, transfer and control technologies with your power needs — whether you require continuous, prime, peaking, or standby power; or cogeneration. Cummins is a total solutions provider and proud to present our “Power of One”. Cummins Power Generation is a world leader in the design and manufacture of pre-integrated generator sets, ranging from 2 kW to 3.5 MW. All major components – engine, alternator, transfer switches and control systems – are designed and manufactured by Cummins. Because they are designed by one manufacturer, all of the elements of our power generation systems work in harmony from the start. This integral approach – that we call the Power of One – gives you the peace of mind that comes from excellent customer support and reliable, trouble-free operation.
We look forward to working with and assisting Equalis Group members with our vast experience in the power generation business. Please contact Harsha Narravula (Account Executive – National Accounts) at 612-246-5136 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
Learn more about the Equalis Group/Cummins Master Agreement here.
As a member of the International WELL Building Institute, the world’s leading authority on health & wellness in facilities, GARDINER offers a broad, practical approach to improving and maintaining Indoor Air Quality. The team at GARDINER has over 3,875 years of combined experience in HVAC & facilities services and has helped school districts and municipalities respond and reopen since the since the very early stages of the pandemic. GARDINER’s Equalis program covers HVAC equipment and comprehensive projects, building automation, services, and IAQ solutions.
Learn more about the Equalis Group/GARDINER Master Agreement here.
Global Furniture Group
It’s time to return to the office and you need a plan to keep everyone safe, comfortable and connected. At Global, we have added simple, affordable elements to our product portfolio to adapt your furniture to the new normal. Please review our Wellness Options available here: Wellness Solutions | Global Furniture Group
Our commitment to making well-made, well-designed, performance-driven furniture ensures our products have the flexibility to support change – today, tomorrow and after. Get started on the future of your space! Contact a Global Dealer or submit an inquiry for more information and we will connect you with our team.
Learn more about the Equalis Group/Global Furniture Group Master Agreement here.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the new normal for business operations presents many challenges. Grainger has the products and resources to help you through the recovery phase and beyond. From reconfiguring your workspaces and implementing new cleaning procedures to sanitizing shared equipment and practicing social distancing, we’re here to help you keep your people and facility safe.
Learn more about the Equalis Group/Grainger Master Agreement here.
The HON Company
Education has never been one-size-fits-all, especially with the rapid changes to in-person learning. Every student has a unique skill set that makes them special and every teacher has an approach to the classroom that sets them apart – that’s what makes learning so fun. HON has gone above and beyond to design exceptionally adaptable, flexible, durable furniture that works in any type of learning environment to encourage productivity, creativity, and connection for all. As schools transition to in-person learning, HON has made it easy to create a healthy environment for students and teachers. HON has several durable, easily cleanable, and highly customizable desktop and freestanding acrylic screens.
Learn more about the Equalis Group/HON Master Agreement here.
Insight Public Sector
Insight Public Sector partners with our clients to provide truly turnkey solutions for their technology challenges. From ensuring a safe workplace, to empowering remote work and education, Insight helps with planning, sourcing, implementation, and training. We offer a vendor-agnostic approach to products and services that ensures you always get the ideal solution for your needs as well as your budget. Contact us to learn how Insight Public Sector’s team of experts can ease the burden on your IT staff, allowing them to remain focused on the mission at hand. Learn more at www.IPS.insight.com.
Contact Us – let us know more about your need and we will connect you with an Insight Expert.
Call us at 1.800.INSIGHT to speak with a specialist directly.
Chat with a member of our support team.
Learn more about the Equalis Group/Insight Public Sector Master Agreement here.
Johnson Controls (JCI)
With the release of the American Rescue Plan Act, Johnson Controls customers can now leverage specific relief funds to ensure their buildings are reliable, safe, and efficient through the implementation of mission critical Johnson Controls solutions.
Among the mission critical building offerings Johnson Controls provides are:
- OpenBlue Healthy Buildings Solutions
- HVAC OpenBlue Clean Air Solutions to improve air quality and reduce risk of virus transmission/exposure
- Security Systems such as the Tyco Illustrated Pro Thermal EST for deployment at controlled entrances to areas and facilities
- And Fire Life Safety Systems and Services to keep people and property safe
To begin leveraging JCI’s offerings, please reach out to either of the following:
Mary Beth Alexander
Title: Cooperative Contracts Business Development Manager (JCI)
Title: Cooperative Program Manager (JCI)
Learn more about the Equalis Group/Johnson Controls Master Agreement here.
With the American Rescue Plan funding, you have the opportunity to bring your students and teachers back safely now – while simultaneously investing in cleaner and healthier learning environments for the future. Meteor Education provides products and services for schools of all sizes – from desks and furnishings to solutions for indoor air quality and pathogen reduction. We have vetted many Health and Safety products to bring you trusted solutions for any space in your environment. With Meteor Education and our partners, you can return students and teachers to a more connected, hands-on learning experience – safely.
Contact Meteor Education today for resources to keep your students and teachers healthy while returning to more hands-on learning experiences.
Learn more about the Equalis Group/MeTEOR Education Master Agreement here.
Expanding the hours your sports fields can be used and avoiding overcrowded facilities is as important today as it’s ever been. By installing high-quality sports lighting and livestreaming capabilities, that’s exactly what you’ll achieve.
Musco’s Total Light Control—TLC for LED® system is ideal for new field installations and for retrofits that utilize existing poles. TLC for LED delivers superior reliability, light uniformity, and glare and spill control, keeping neighbors happy.
MuscoVision™ automated sports broadcasting features multiple cameras and unique camera-switching technology, eliminating the need for staff to operate the system. MuscoVision enables fans to watch the action at your facility from anywhere, while also generating new revenue for your organization.
TLC for LED and MuscoVision utilize the same, integrated controls system with 24/7 support, and both are backed by long-term parts and labor warranties.
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Learn more about the Equalis Group/Musco Lighting Master Agreement here.
National Car Charging
As the nation’s leading reseller of electric vehicle (EV) charging hardware & software, National Car Charging is uniquely positioned to address your every Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (EVCI) need from school bus fleets to parking to multifamily housing.
We offer the most competitive pricing on the most reputable, reliable, and innovative products with a seamless planning and installation process. Additionally, we have extensive experience supporting our clients through federal, state and local grant programs.
Our highly trained team spans the country and is ready to assist you make transportation electrification easy. Learn more by downloading our brochure or visiting our Equalis Group contract page.
National Public Seating
As educational environments are preparing to bring students back to school, implementing portable furniture using the ARP funding will be a key focus to keep students safely spaced and easily distanced.
At National Public Seating, our team is dedicated to provide every educational setting with the perfect furniture to meet their needs. We take pride in offering patent-pending portable room dividers and personal lab tables, mobile teacher stations, mobile student chairs, mobile cafeteria tables, transport risers and transfix stages, presentation carts, and a variety of lecterns.
Furnishing Schools is our passion.
Visit www.nationalpublicseating.com or email Uri Salzman to learn more.
Network Services Company
NETWORK® is a national distributor focused on customized cleaning supply programs, offering a wide selection of industry leading name-brand paper products, cleaning supplies, chemicals, equipment, and breakroom supplies.
NETWORK has the experience public-supported facilities need to help safeguard the health and wellness of employees and visitors, while also improving productivity. As a category specialist with expertise across a number of core janitorial and foodservice disposable product lines, NETWORK can provide the single-source accountability your agency needs.
Learn how NETWORK can create a consistent janitorial and disinfecting supply program for all of your locations.
For more information, please visit: www.networkdistribution.com or contact Martha Renkoski at email@example.com.
For COVID-19 resources, please visit: www.networkdistribution.com/COVID-19.
Learn more about the Equalis Group/NETWORK Master Agreement here.
We at Nevco pride ourselves on being a part of every community. As life returns to normal, athletes, parents, and fans are ready to participate in sports that bring us together. With the release of the American Rescue Plan Act, you can leverage specific relief funds to enhance your facilities with technological scoring and display equipment that has benefits beyond athletics. Students can learn new skills through hands-on experiences utilizing digital display equipment.
Nevco scoring solutions create excitement, energy and pride — pride in schools, pride in teams, pride in the community. That’s what drives us to deliver honest, reliable service and products every day.
For over 85 years our clients know they can trust us for on-time, high-quality products that do more than keep score: They elevate the game day experience.
Learn more about the Equalis Group/Nevco Master Agreement here.
RoofConnect represents a nationwide network of the best commercial roofing contractors. We are the leading national commercial roofing services provider. RoofConnect specializes in complete roof management services from annual roof maintenance, emergency leak response, coordinated disaster planning and disaster response, snow load management and removal, re-roof/roof restoration and green energy solutions.
Do you feel that you are overspending on your Roofing and Paving Portfolio? One call connects you to RoofConnect and PaveConnect, 24/7/365, at 877-942-5613, or www.roofconnect.com and www.paveconnect.com.
Learn more about the Equalis Group/RoofConnect Master Agreement here and the Equalis Group/PaveConnect Master Agreement here.
As a leading supplier of school supplies and furniture, School Specialty is uniquely positioned to address the needs of schools & districts through the ARP Act. From our supplemental curriculum and products that address learning loss to our Special Needs division for your most vulnerable learners, we have you covered. We can also provide a wide variety of no-share classroom supplies, art materials and PE and recess equipment. In addition, School Specialty has added social distancing furniture resources, PPE and disinfecting classrooms and school options to address every project and budget, all available through your Equalis contract.
Learn more about the Equalis Group/School Specialty Master Agreement here.
With 50 years in business, Spacesaver is uniquely positioned to help schools and offices create space for social distancing, help libraries, offices, and museums reopen safely, support public safety agencies—and help navigating the American Rescue Plan environment.
Spacesaver can help:
- Free up space for social distancing
- Securely and compactly store new technology purchased with CARES and ARP funds
- Create flexible spaces in learning centers, libraries, and museums
- Store belongings in durable, secure lockers
- Compactly store PPE
Learn more by reading our recent American Rescue Plan blog.
To begin leveraging Spacesaver’s space planning expertise and industry-leading storage products, please contact Stephanie Gulizia, Contracts Manager, at SGulizia@spacesaver.com.
For more information about the Equalis Group/Spacesaver Master Agreement, continue here.
SYNNEX is a national technology solutions distributor with a complete solution of IT software and equipment from leading manufacturers. Our unique public sector team specializes in technology hardware and software, services, and procurement methods for state and local governments, education organizations, and the healthcare industry. Our team has been assisting partners and their clients with the federal relief funds since May 2020 when the CARES Act funds were released.
SYNNEX provides a variety of professional and marketing services, including demand generation, education and training, pre- and post-sales support, end-user enablement, server assessment, design and integration, product lifecycle support, contract design and assembly, and IT resource planning.
Our entire catalog of products and services is covered on the Equalis agreement. SYNNEX carries a wide range of solutions covered by the federal relief funds (ARP, etc.) such as:
- Connectivity (Wi-Fi, routers, gateway devices)
- Cloud Solutions
- Devices & Accessories
- Collaboration platforms
- Cybersecurity software and platforms
Learn more about SYNNEX’ Equalis contract at https://www.synnexcorp.com/us/govsolv/equalisgroup/
TDIndustries has many resources available to those wishing to take advantage of the American Rescue Plan Act. Our Project Management team is designed to assist with assessing, designing, and implementing solutions to achieve improved air quality and additional demands brought on by COVID-19. Using a four-step approach, we can help public sectors achieve optimal performance to improve the health and wellness of your facility and its occupants.
Our comprehensive four-part program includes:
- Facilities assessment
- Mechanical engineering recommendations for upgrades/replacements
- Management and oversight of recommended work
- Quality control review to ensure work has been completed properly and in accordance with engineers’ recommendations
Ready to take the next step? Connect with our Cooperatives Contracts Coordinator today. Click here to get in touch, or email Lorraine.Vuong@TDIndustries.com.
Learn more about the Equalis Group/TDIndustries Master Agreement here.
As you work to ensure a safe return to campus this Fall, Transact is your partner in achieving that goal. Transact is your all-in-one solution to assist you in selecting the right technology that will qualify for funding and help to facilitate contactless transactions, social distancing, and cashless operations. Find out more about the products and solutions Transact offers by visiting www.transactcampus.com.
Learn more about how Transact can help you support a safe return to campus here!
In these unprecedented times, rebounding is not enough. Rally your organization with an infrastructure that builds toward the next normal. Watchfire Signs offers LED signage that can reduce the digital divide.
A programmable, digital sign at your street entrance is ideal for making immediate changes to public health messages and critical notices. Watchfire’s Ignite content management software makes updating and scheduling sign messages easy from anywhere with an internet connection.
Watchfire’s indoor displays are vibrant in many lighting conditions, making them ideal for today’s teleconferencing. These high-resolution displays also add functionality to lobbies by displaying wayfinding and visitor information. Rebound with a resilient, responsive infrastructure. Call 800-637-2645 or visit watchfiresigns.com.
Learn more about the Equalis Group/Watchfire Signs Master Agreement here.