Budget Planning for FY 2022-23 (February 2022)

As we begin the annual budget planning cycle for 2022-23, our continued focus on GI 2025 goal attainment is more critical than ever. The pandemic has had a massive impact on education resulting in disparities and economic adversity for individuals, families, and communities. Many of the impacts fall disproportionately on CSUCI students who entered the pandemic with the greatest educational needs and the fewest opportunities. It is within this context that we collectively and strategically navigate CSUCI’s resource allocation for FY 2022-23 and beyond and align our work with a clear focus on student access, achievement, and outcomes.

Budget Planning for FY 2021-22 (February 2021)

The State of California and CSU System faced historic budget challenges in FY 2020-21 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CSU System's overall permanent budget was reduced by $299 million with CSUCI’s portion of that reduction at $5.1 million. CSUCI’s budget cut was mainly addressed by reducing the centrally managed budget, while about $1 million in reductions were shared by the divisions’ budgets.

The Governor's proposed budget for FY 2021-22 (released on January 8, 2021) reflects a better outlook for the coming fiscal year. However, there remains long term uncertainty due to the pandemic, wildfires, and other unprecedented emergencies.  The longer-term financial outlook for the State shows a deficit by FY 2022-23. Within this context, Interim President Yao is urging a continued disciplined approach to strategic resource planning that allows for continued progress towards meeting our Graduation Initiative 2025 (GI 2025) goals, University Strategic Initiatives, and facilitating an interdisciplinary, multicultural, international, and community-engaged education.

Since the release of the Governor’s proposed budget, Governor Newsom and Legislative leaders have agreed to restore previously enacted reductions ($299M), effective July 1st, for California State University.

Planning for Budget Reductions – Background (October 2020)

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the state of California faces budget deficits of historic proportion. As noted in the President's Budget Memo for Fiscal Year 2021, the CSU state-funded base budget was cut by $299 million in FY 2020-21. This resulted in a $5.1 million permanent reduction in appropriation funding for the campus. Continued budget challenges are anticipated for the next two to three years.

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