Three-Year History of External Support
|Three-Year History of External Support|
In 2008/09, Grants and Contracts, Non-Capital includes
$268.5 million in federal government stimulus money
received from the 2009 Federal American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
The last three years the California
State University has averaged over
$1.6 billion in external support
annually to help achieve its mission. While the CSU depends on state funds
to support core educational functions,
the university increasingly relies on the generosity of private donors and government partners. This support is not a substitute for state support but, rather, provides a margin of excellence that helps the CSU have enormous impact on California’s economic, social and cultural prosperity.
With over $1.9 billion for 2008-09,
the CSU surpassed last year’s record
amount with a 17 percent increase in
external support attributable to the
$268.5 million in federal government
stimulus money received from the
2009 Federal American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The ARRA
funds did not enhance support to the
institution but, rather, helped mitigate
a funding gap created by severe state
budget cuts. When the ARRA support is adjusted out of the totals, CSU external support increased by merely $4.5 million, which is less than 1 percent over the prior year.