Governor Gavin Newsom passed the 2022-23 California state budget last week, increasing overall funding for the University of California by $602.3 million.
The most significant addition for the UC in the new budget — which was first proposed in January — is a $307.3 million increase in the UC’s ongoing general fund. Of this funding, $200.5 million will be provided over the course of five years to “support University costs” and $98.8 million will be used to support enrollment of California resident students.
The budget also includes a one-time fund of $185 million supporting UC research on climate change and $6 million to support programs aiding former foster-youth students, a project that former External Vice President of External Affairs Esme Quintero-Cubillian worked on during their tenure.
UC President Michael V. Drake issued a statement in support of the budget, following its approval.
“The University offers its deepest thanks to the Legislature and Gov. Newsom for their work in support of UC’s mission,” Drake said. “This budget is a testament to their belief in the University of California’s tremendous impact and vital role in helping shape California’s future.”