California State University, Stanislaus will receive $1.17 million in one-time federal stimulus funds for the 2010/2011 academic year.
The funding is part of the $50.9 million allocation from the California State University system, which the chancellor’s office announced earlier this month. It is meant to enable state universities to add needed classes to fall schedules. This is the second, and final, wave of the $76.5 million federal stimulus package the California State University system received last year. Chancellor Charles Reed held the second funding allocation until receiving notice that the governor’s 2010-11 budget proposal did not include mid-year budget cuts.
Like the first wave of stimulus funds, the $1.17 million will help add classes. The first wave allowed the University to add 60 classes to the spring course schedule. The $1.17 million will allow CSU Stanislaus to add even more courses next semester and weather additional state funding cuts should the Legislature not support the higher education portion of the governor’s budget proposal.
Following this week’s announcement that California State University, Stanislaus will receive $1.17 million in federal stimulus funds, President Dr. Hamid Shirvani said the one-time funds will help add classes in the 2010/11 academic year.
Students can expect to see additional offerings of required classes with the longest waitlists.
“This is really wonderful news. We are pleased the Chancellor allocated the rest of the federal stimulus now so we can continue our focus on adding classes,” President Shirvani said. “We intend to use these funds specifically for classes with high demand and classes students need to graduate.”
This is the second wave of the $76.5 million federal stimulus package the California State University system received last year.
The first allocation of federal stimulus funds – $575,000 – helped the University add 60 classes to the spring course schedule, responding to high demand.