How are the Statewides funded?
The three statewide public service programs are each mandated by separate, long-standing federal legislation. The Oregon legislature provides funding for the Statewides in three distinct line items in the state budget. State appropriations enable the Statewides to receive and compete for federal, local, and external sources that fund research, innovation, and other activities across the state.
Summer 2020 Special Session
In the second special session of 2020, the Oregon Legislature approved a 2.5% cut to the Statewides for the current biennium. Compounded to a single fiscal year, this equates to a 5% cut in FY21. These are permanent cuts that will be rolled into the Statewides' base budgets to begin the next biennial budget cycle.
|Agricultural Experiment Station||$66.1 M||$9.7 M||$76.2 M||-$1.9 M||$74.3 M|
|OSU Extension Service||$47.7 M||$8.3 M||$56 M||-$1.4 M||$54.6 M|
|Forest Research Laboratory||$10.2 M||$1.2 M||$11.4 M||-$285 K||$11.1 M|
|Total||$124 M||$19.2 M||$143.6 M||-$3.6 M||$140 M|
Data from Legislative Fiscal Office.
The Oregon legislature approved a $19.2 million funding increase (15.4%) for the Statewides for the 2019-21 biennium. This increase includes $14.4 million to cover continued service level costs and address past budget shortfalls and $5.2 million for new initiatives, including $2 million to the OSU Extension Service for fire resilience and recovery and a total of nearly $2.7 million to the Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension for water quality and quantity programs. The legislature also approved $375,000 for organic agriculture Extension, and one-time funding of $125,000 for a continuing Agriculture Experiment Station berry research position.