President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Proposes Investments in Illinois, Ohio Buildings

GSA Contact: Tanya Schusler,

CHICAGO — The Biden-Harris Administration recently announced that the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2025 includes funding for improvements to the Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse in Cleveland and the Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building in Chicago. Following historic progress made since the President took office—with nearly 15 million jobs created and inflation down two-thirds—the Budget protects and builds on this progress by lowering costs for working families, investing in America and the American people, cutting wasteful spending, and reducing the deficit.

The Budget makes critical, targeted investments for the American people that will promote greater prosperity and economic growth for decades to come. GSA is requesting funds in the FY25 Budget to right size the federal footprint and save billions in taxpayer dollars, strengthen and improve digital services across the government including responsible use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and accelerate sustainability through electric vehicle adoption. 

“The President’s Budget reflects critical, targeted investments that will accelerate GSA’s efforts to right-size the real estate portfolio, ensure the secure and effective use of technology across government, and lead the way toward a clean transportation future,” said Administrator Robin Carnahan. “These sound investments will yield big returns for taxpayers – from reducing real estate leasing costs to making smart, efficient use of technology across government.” 

In Great Lakes Region 5, the President’s FY2025 budget request for GSA includes:

  • Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse  | Cleveland | $14.9M
    The project includes life safety upgrades to the building’s fire alarm system and related deficiencies, and interior improvements to the building’s atrium. 
  • Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building  | Chicago | $162.2M
    The project includes reducing space assigned to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and relocating the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) to the Metcalfe Federal Building from the William O. Lipinski Federal Building in Chicago. The project will also allow for upgrades to multiple building systems and improvements to building common services including the conference center. 

“The projects in Region 5 are examples of GSA being an excellent steward of taxpayers’ money,” said Region 5 Regional Administrator Denise Maes. “Our goals are to help our federal customers accomplish their missions while delivering the best value for the American people.”

For more information on the President’s FY 2025 Budget, please visit: The GSA Budget request will be posted at

GSA’s Great Lakes Region 5 provides centralized procurement for the federal government, by managing its real estate portfolio, products and services throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. GSA’s mission is to deliver value and savings in real estate, acquisition, technology, and other mission-support services across government. 

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About GSA: GSA provides centralized procurement and shared services for the federal government, managing a nationwide real estate portfolio of nearly 370 million rentable square feet, overseeing about $100 billion in products and services via federal contracts, and delivering technology services that serve millions of people across dozens of federal agencies. GSA’s mission is to deliver the best customer experience and value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to the government and the American people. For more information, visit and follow us at @USGSA.