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State Priorities


FIU BASE FUNDING

The Legislature recognized the wide discrepancy in FIU’s per student and per degree funding and allocated $15 million in operational base funding during the 2019 legislative session.

Florida International University seeks funding to raise its base allocation, and thus reduce the funding gap between the university and the average state university system allocation.

FACILITIES FUNDING

Public Education Capital Outlay (PECO) is traditionally the primary source of funding for Florida's educational facilities and infrastructure. FIU’s PECO and General Revenue requests are as follows:

ENGINEERING BUILDING 

The new Engineering building will be located on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus to facilitate and enhance ongoing and future collaborations between the College of Engineering and Computing and the Academic Health Center which include the colleges of medicine, nursing, and public health and social work. Many of the most significant breakthroughs in health sciences will increasingly be at the intersection of the disciplines in engineering and computer science.

The facility will house classrooms, instructional and research laboratories and collaboration spaces. The building will be designed for active learning, through innovative classrooms and teaching laboratories. In addition, this facility will allow FIU to continue to innovate and expand its successful STEM education program.

FIU PROGRAM OF DISTINCTION IN ENVIRONMENTAL RESILIENCE

Florida International University seeks funding for our Program of Distinction in Environmental Resilience. This program is aligned with utilizing FIU’s interdisciplinary core competence in addressing 21st Century environmental challenges. The program’s mission is to: address environmental challenges by creating data-driven solutions; educating the work force of tomorrow in strategic areas of focus; and utilizing world class research strengths to address the economic and population wellbeing issues related to environmental resilience.