About the UCSC budget: State of California funds

State General Funds. A significant portion (35%) of the UCSC's budget comes from the state general budget. Funds are allocated (or reduced) on an incremental basis. Permanent funds are budgeted and are included in the base budget. Incremental funds are allocated by the campus through the budget process.

State Appropriations as a Percent of UCSC's Budget

In the current year, the campus reduced its budget by $10.5 million. This includes $4.5 million in permanent reductions and an additional $6 million in additional one-time mid-year cuts that resulted from the 18-month budget signed by the Governor on February 20, 2009.

The following describes other key funding categories from the state and their uses. It should be noted, however, that the State does not provide the university with funding increases in each of these categories every year.

State contracts and grants. These funds, awarded to faculty, must be used according to the terms and conditions of the individual award. These funds are not budgeted and are not part of the campus's allocation process.

Special State Funds. Usually voter-approved and earmarked funds, i.e. Cigarette Tax, Breast Cancer Research Fund, State Lottery Funds, State Transportation funds. The use of these funds is restricted, and do not come directly to the campus.