School districts from New York, Arkansas and New Jersey are among the recipients of the U.S. Green Building Council’s 2014 scholarships.

The districts will receive support from USGBC’s Center for Green Schools to create strategies for making districts sustainable, through use of programs such as green HVAC.

This year’s recipients are: the New York Department of Education in New York City.; Paterson Public Schools in Paterson, N.J.; Fayetteville Public Schools in Fayetteville, Ark.; Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Independent School District in Burnsville, Minn.; and Sacramento City Unified School District in Sacramento, Calif.

The districts are being supported by HVAC market company United Technologies Corp. Glendale-River Hills School District in Glendale, Wis., is receiving funding from Transwestern.

“The school district scholarship program provides real, on the ground opportunities for entire school districts to engage in sustainability improvements and ongoing education,” said Rachel Gutter, director of the Center for Green Schools at USGBC. “We are so pleased to highlight the good work already being done by this year’s recipients and to be able to further their efforts through networking, professional development and on-site assistance.”