The tender processes are expected to begin in four weeks.
A number of school buildings in Westmeath are set to be upgraded.
The community colleges in Castlepollard and Moate and St. Joseph's Secondary School, Rochfortbridge will be renovated, while St. Mary's Special School is to be relocated from Delvin to the grounds of St. Finian's College in Mullingar.
The Department of Education is now assessing interest in market before staring the tender process in the about four weeks time.
Longford-Wetsmeath Fianna Fáil TD and junior minister Robert Troy says it's welcome news, but delays like those in the building of Holy Family National School in Curraghmore earlier this year must be avoided: