ULLIN – Shawnee Community College recently announced that it is the recipient of two different grants from the Illinois Green Economy Network. The College received notification of the awards totaling more than $100,000 in funding.
A grant for $8,339 was awarded to provide an electric vehicle charging station on the main campus of Shawnee Community College in Ullin. With the rise in electric and hybrid vehicles being used around the country and in this region, the charging station will provide the first step in adding more opportunities to the Shawnee campus.
The second grant approved is $95,530 and will partially fund a new lighting project on the main campus. The LED lighting will be installed along a soon-to-be constructed two-lane asphalt road from the lower parking lot to the asphalt paved parking lot by the CTC Building, providing additional safety for visitors to the campus.
“We are extremely excited about these projects and the funding provided to Shawnee Community College. Providing more green solutions to the people we serve is something that we strive to do. We hope to be able to implement more green technologies in our curriculum in the future as well,” Shawnee Community College Vice President of Administrative Services Chris Clark said.
A completion date for either project has not been determined.