PCB light replacement in schools
Now accepting applications!
Fill out an application. Public, private, and tribal K-12 schools, and early learning or daycare centers located in Washington state are eligible to apply.
NOTE: Do not perform any replacement work until we notify you of your application status. Please contact us with any questions or if you need help filling out your application.
We are working with the Department of Health to reimburse qualifying schools and daycare centers in Washington to replace light ballasts that may contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). While the manufacture of PCBs in the U.S. was banned in 1979, they remain in buildings built or renovated before or around this time. Are There PCBs in Your Lights?
PCB-containing light ballasts are likely present if:
- Your school was built or last renovated before 1980.
- Has not had a complete lighting upgrade since that time.
- Older magnetic ballasts or T12 lamps are present.