SIU President Randy Dunn says the stopgap funding plan doesn't include everything he wanted, but it ensures the university will continue to successfully support its core academic programs and critical student services with fewer disruptions through the end of the year.
It also reimburses the University for covering spring 16 MAP grants which are so important to thousands of students. The deal includes 151 million dollars for state-wide reimbursement of MAP Grants to all public and private colleges and universities. The SIU System should receive approximately 8.4 million dollars in MAP reimbursements.
Dunn says it also includes 106 million dollars for SIU System-wide university operations... 625-thousand dollars for the SIU-Edwardsville Pharmacy school...155-thousand-500 dollars for fire protection at SIU-E and 54-thousand for SIU Scholarship Grants.
There is also re-appropriation of funds for Capital Projects including: 24.6 million dollars for the SIU-E Science Lab and 1.4 million dollars for SIU-Carbondale fire alarm system