JCPS Applies For $150 Million State Construction Grant

Johnston County Public Schools has applied for a $150 million grant from the State of North Carolina to pay for 11 renovation and expansion projects. On Monday, JCPS Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore appeared before Johnston County Commissioners for approval to apply for the grant.

JCPS Applies For 0 Million State Construction Grant

A local match of 15 percent is required if the grant is awarded. JCPS asked the County to pay the 15 percent matching portion. School officials don’t believe the entire grant will be awarded but is optimistic one or more of the projects could be funded.

The proposed projects include:

Commissioner Fred Smith made a motion to approve the matching grant request. Commissioner Ted Godwin seconded the motion which was approved unanimously.

The State will announce April 12, 2022 which school systems qualify for grant funds.