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Real Estate and Facilities

Major Repair and Renovation (MRR)

Print friendly Modified March 17, 2015

The University System of Georgia owns and manages over 43.8 million square feet of instructional space, much of which was constructed prior to 1970 and thus suffers from age, weather, excessive use, and technological obsolescence. Major Repair and Renovation (MRR) funds, which are requested annually, help preserve the value, integrity, and effectiveness of this extensive physical inventory.

The institutions use MRR funding for projects that involve major repair, replacement, or renovation of critical building systems, site components and infrastructure. MRR funding works in conjunction with maintenance and operations (M & O) funding and capital funding (for large or comprehensive renovation projects) to fulfill the USG institutions’ overall physical inventory stewardship responsibilities and protect the State of Georgia’s investment in higher education facilities.

MRR Emergency Requests

Each year, 3-5% of the annual MRR request is retained in a system MRR Emergency Reserve. These funds are used to cover institution emergencies, such as unforeseen or premature equipment or building component failures, which may arise during the year.

To request Emergency MRR funds, institutions must complete and submit the Emergency MRR Request form. This form is available through the link below and can be completed and submitted electronically.

According to Board policy 9.12.3, the Vice Chancellor for Facilities is authorized to allocate up to $250,000 in emergency MRR funds per project. The Chancellor is authorized to allocate up to $500,000. Emergency MRR requests larger than $500,000 require Board approval.

Major Repair and Renovation (MRR) Guidelines

FY 2016 Submission Guidelines and Forms

FY2016 MRR Funding Request Information
FY2016 Project Information Form
FY2016 MRR Summary
FY2016 MRR Project Record Approval Form


March through May
Institutions draft MRR requests with assistance from their BOR Program Manager as needed.
MRR submittals are due to the BOR by Friday, May 22, 2015.

BOR staff will review all submittals for clarity and MRR eligibility and work with institutions to answer any questions related to MRR requests.

BOR staff will develop final list based on system-wide FY16 MRR funding amount approved by the legislature.

August Board of Regents Meeting
MRR recommendations will be presented to the Board of Regents for consideration.

Prior MRR Funding Requests

MRR Funding Requests & Recommendations - FY 2015
MRR Funding Requests & Recommendations - FY 2014
MRR Funding Requests & Recommendations - FY 2013
MRR Funding Requests & Recommendations - FY 2012
MRR Funding Requests & Recommendations - FY 2011

Other Forms

Instructions and Worksheets

Emergency MRR Request Form
FY2014 MRR Funding Request Information
FY2014 MRR Project Information Form
FY2014 MRR Summary
FY2014 MRR Project Record & Approval Form
FY2014 MRR Accounting Record
FY2013 MRR Accounting Record
FY2012 MRR Accounting Record