Jan 31st 2022 | Posted in Education by Government Contracting Pipeline

Kentucky – As part of a record $2 billion in proposed spending on pre-K-12 education, Gov. Andy Beshear also is calling for a 12 percent increase in funding for higher education, the highest in decades.
KY Funkhouser Building Kentuckys higher education facilities to get state funding boost

University of Kentucky – Funkhouser Building

Beshear is advocating an investment of funds, including agency bonds as well as third-party donations, for new construction of 19 new university capital projects that include:

  • University of Kentucky constructing a new $380 million health education building and improving the Funkhouser Building for $120 million.
  • University of Louisville building a new College of Business for $120 million and adding on to its Speed Engineering School for $75 million.
  • Morehead State University building a new $98 million science and engineering building.
  • Eastern Kentucky University constructing a new $90 million Model Laboratory School.
  • Northern Kentucky University expanding Herrmann Natural Science Center for $84.9 million.
  • Western Kentucky University constructing a new $74.4 million Gordon Ford College of Business.
  • Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS) renovating and/or replacing buildings in Elizabethtown, Jefferson County, and Somerset for $45 million.
  • Murray State University renovating classrooms and offices to support science and nursing curriculum for $25.17 million.
In addition, Beshear’s budget includes $500 million from the general fund to commit to deferred maintenance projects for nine postsecondary institutions.