CSU to receive $106 million in federal funds

The CSU got some rare good news regarding funding last week.

The federal government announced the University of California and California State University each will receive $106 million in stimulus funding. The money is one-time funding, the final round of dollars from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Following the announcement, CFA emphasized the money should be used to restore courses and retain faculty and other vital student services, but should not be seen by state lawmakers as an excuse to cut back the proposed CSU budget.

“We are grateful that the federal government has picked up the slack for California’s elected leaders who have taken the hatchet to public higher education over the past few years,” said CFA President Lillian Taiz.

Taiz continued, “However, this is one-time money and our elected leaders at the state level must understand that if they subtract this $106 million from our allocation in the state budget process, they will be slashing our base funding, yet again.”