Illinois State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) recently announced that the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB) has signed off on Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) release of $11.3 million statewide for community college capital projects, the first round of this funding will be released this fiscal year.
“Community colleges play a crucial role in developing our workforce,” said Rep. Meier. “These repairs and upgrades are long overdue. Investing in capital improvements at Kaskaskia College will help improve the quality of education the community college provides to the region.”
Kaskaskia College will receive $179,435 from the state to help replace original flooring and tile, make ADA compliant upgrades, fix walkways affected by erosion, and update signage as requested by first responders. Kaskaskia College will also provide funds to complete the projects.
“Infrastructure investment is a catalyst for job creation and economic development,” said Gov. Bruce Rauner. “We signed a bipartisan budget in June that includes funds for improvement projects that benefit local businesses and residents. This kind of investment is how government can play a positive role in the Illinois economy.”