Central Piedmont Community College has asked Mecklenburg County for a roughly 11 percent increase in operating funding for the upcoming fiscal year. Almost all of the new money, about $3.7 million, would be used for maintenance.
CPCC also asked for $6.7 million for capital reserve projects, such as replacing HVAC units and resurfacing parking lots.
CPCC presented its request to Mecklenburg commissioners at a budget meeting Wednesday.
The largest single request is for $3.2 million, which would be used for “maintenance of buildings and grounds” at CPCC’s six campuses.
An additional $400,000 would go to increase the salaries of custodians, maids and other maintenance workers.
Mecklenburg County contributes 17 percent of CPCC’s $219 million operating budget. Money from the state and tuition make up the rest of the college’s operating budget.
Under North Carolina law, the state provides community college funding for things related to instruction, such as staff salaries. Counties pay for buildings, maintenance and utilities.