State Representative Tony McCombie announced on Tuesday 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 in the first round of this funding to be released in this fiscal year.
The release includes $237,460 to Black Hawk College for roof replacement and $154,285 to Sauk Valley Community College to assist with air handler replacement campus wide.
“These are life/safety improvements that will address decaying infrastructure as well as increase safety for students and employees,” said Rep. Tony McCombie. “I am pleased this funding is being released and I know it will be put to good use by both colleges.”
Black Hawk College will be putting up $209,640 in local funds to complete the project and Sauk Valley Community College will be putting up $2,245,715 in local funds.
“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.” ####