Area Community Colleges to Receive Infrastructure Grants

Area Community Colleges to Receive Infrastructure Grants

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Four area community colleges are among 15 across Illinois be receiving part of $103.5 million for infrastructure improvements, according to Gov. JB Pritzker.

Pritzker announced Thursday the money will go toward expanding existing facilities and constructing new buildings, among other projects. The investments are made possible by the Rebuild Illinois capital plan.

John A. Logan College in Carterville will receive $3.8 million for an 8,200 square foot, two-story expansion of the west lobby building. Rend Lake College in Ina will get $5.3 million for a new allied health building including classrooms and laboratories. Shawnee Community College in Ullin will receive $2 million for HVAC upgrades in building H and I on its main campus. Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg will get $1.7 million for development of a vocational building at an extension campus site in Carmi on land donated by the city.

In addition to $103.5 million in state funding, the 15 community colleges will receive an additional $34.5 million in local investments, bringing the total commitment to these projects to $138 million.