Real Estate and Facilities

Operations Division

Major Repair and Rehabilitation (MRR)

The University System of Georgia owns and manages over 48 million square feet of state funded resident instruction space. Since nearly half of this space was constructed prior to 1975 and over 20% prior to 1960, the portfolio has significant capital renewal needs. Major Repair and Rehabilitiation (MRR) funds help preserve the value, integrity, and effectiveness of this portfolio.

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 institutional stewardship responsibilities and protect the State of Georgia’s investment in higher education facilities.

Do you have an idea or suggestion to improve the USG MRR program? We would like to hear from you. Please contact Marlon Ellis at (404) 962-3149, or via email at

MRR Program Procedures and Guidelines

MRR Program Procedures and Guidelines - May 2023


Approved Project List:

BOR Authorized MRR 8 August 2023

Project Request Memo:

MRR Project Template Reference Information:


May - June
Institutions draft MRR requests with assistance from Director of Management and Operations and assigned BOR Program Manager as needed.
MRR submittals are due to the BOR by Friday 16 June 2023.

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

BOR staff will develop final recommendation based on system-wide FY24 MRR funding amount ($65.9M).

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

Prior MRR Authorizations

FY 2023
FY 2022
FY 2021
FY 2020
FY 2019
FY 2018
FY 2017
FY 2016
FY 2015
FY 2014
FY 2013
FY 2012
FY 2011

MRR Emergency Requests

Emergency MRR Request Form

Periodically, a nominal percentage of the annual USG MRR appropriation is held by REF to aid institutions that require MRR-eligible emergency capital repairs.

Written requests for emergency MRR funding will be evaluated by criteria including the institution’s current level of unreimbursed or unexpended MRR funding, the record of prior Emergency MRR requests and allocations, institutional funding equity, and other factors.

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

According to BOR policy 9.12.3, the Vice Chancellor for Facilities is authorized to allocate up to $250,000 in emergency MRR funds per project, with amounts between $250,001 - $500,000 requiring Chancellor approval. Amounts larger than $500,000 require Board approval.