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ISU Receives Funding for Many Projects During 2018 Legislative Session

April 17, 2018

Idaho State University received funding for several projects during the 2018 legislative session.

            “I am quite pleased with the work the Idaho Legislature did this session to support our institution,” said ISU President Arthur Vailas. “The efforts of our legislators showed a commitment to higher education in Idaho, especially in the fields of health care and technical education.”

            Among the projects included was $1.35 million in new funding for occupancy costs at the Eames Advanced Technical Education and Innovations Complex. The complex is now home to many of ISU’s College of Technology programs and related research.

In the College and Universities budget, legislators also included $687,000 to create a new psychopharmacology program to create a new classification of health care provide ‑psychologists who can prescribe medication. Through the Health Education budget, the Idaho legislature approved funding for three additional pharmacy resident positions, and $5,000 more funding for each of ISU’s 21 current family medicine residency positions.

For career and technical education, the state legislature allocated new additional funding for unmanned aerial systems, information technology systems and energy electrical engineering programs.

The legislature also approved more than $570,700 in new funding through the Enrollment Workload Adjustment formula. ISU is also currently slated to receive more than $7 million for deferred maintenance work on facilities.

            The Idaho Opportunity Scholarship received a boost for adults who have earned some college credits, but have not yet finished a degree. The scholarship, called the Adult Completers Scholarship, received $3.5 million in new funding.