Gov. Whitmer Signs FY21 Budget

September 30, 2020 - Jeremy Reuter

Governor Signs FY2021 Budget
The State House and Senate passed Michigan’s $62.8 billion dollar fiscal year 2021 budget that has been approved and signed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the budget development, passage, and expediency of the budget process has been unlike any other year.

The final Education Omnibus Appropriation bill (SB927) maintained level funding for higher education in Michigan. MSU's funding for general operations, MSU Extension, and AgBio Research will remain the same as it was this fiscal year. Considering the economic challenges the state and the country has faced in the past six months, MSU is pleased to maintain its funding level for the upcoming year. 
In addition to this funding news, there were additional positive budget items including:
  • Michigan Agriculture Alliance will receive $3 million in funding.
  • $3.5 million in combined state and federal (CARES Act) funds to create a new PBS Michigan Learning Channel. This new channel will be run by Michigan PBS channels including WKAR.