Student Basic Needs: $20 Million

The CSU requests $20 million to sustain and expand its Basic Needs Initiative in support of Graduation Initiative 2025. Critical to student success at the CSU, the Basic Needs Initiative takes a holistic look at students’ well-being both inside and outside the classroom, from food and housing insecurity to mental health. These efforts are intended to find better ways to support CSU students on their path to graduation. While the primary mission is educational in nature, the CSU recognizes that students cannot be fully engaged in, or out of, the classroom if they are preoccupied with hunger, housing insecurity, personal safety, mental and physical health, transportation, technology, broadband or childcare to attend to educational responsibilities.