Grambling State University to Receive Major Funding for Campus Renovations

Grambling State University is receiving a major commitment from the state of Louisiana for programs to upgrade campus facilities. The state’s construction budget sets aside $5.6 million in high-priority funding and another $64 million in the future for the university to build a new computer science building, renovate an old structure into a new criminal justice building, overhaul the campus’s utility systems, and re-roof many buildings.

The university’s anticipated new Computer Science and Cyber Security Building was allocated $800,000 from the state for the design phase and a hefty $41 million further down the line. The university plans to repurpose the old Alma J. Brown Elementary School building, right across Cole Street from the Nursing Building, and turn it into a new Criminal Justice Building. The university has been allocated $ 799,968 in funding for this project that will be allocated this fiscal year. Another $10.5 million in funding has been earmarked for renovation in the future.

The university is also working on a comprehensive re-roofing project across campus. So far, $1 million has been allocated by the state for that effort in the short term, with another $7.5 million down the line. Re-roofing will be scheduled for Charles P. Adams Hall, Woodson Hall, the cafeteria building, the old athletics building, the residence halls, T. H. Harris Hall, the administration building, the old medical building, the old education building, and the maintenance building.

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