IBHE maintains lists of two types of capital projects, regular capital and capital renewal, requested by public higher ed and IMSA to be funded by the State:
IMSA’s budget work involves the legislative branch, executive branch, and state agencies:
IMSA seeks adjustments from the legislature and/or state agencies to rules and requests when fulfilling them would hinder IMSA’s work.
The Illinois General Assembly is the state legislature of the state of Illinois and comprises the Illinois House of Representative and the Illinois Senate. To visit the ilga.gov website, click Read More.
The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) is the administrative agency responsible for planning and coordinating the state’s system of higher education in Illinois. To visit the ibhe.gov website, click Read More.
In general, a bill becomes a law after passing both houses of the General Assembly with a majority vote and receiving the Governor's signature of approval.
Once the General Assembly passes the budget, the Governor must sign the appropriations bills to authorize state funds to be spent.
Following the Governor’s budget address in February, legislators begin the deliberation of the budget requests of both the Governor’s and IMSA’s budget recommendations. This begins in March with separate hearings by IMSA before the House and Senate Appropriation Committees. During this period, the following actions occur:
IMSA’s planning for their programmatic and spending priorities for the next fiscal year (July 1-June 30) begins each summer. IMSA leadership collaborates on strategically determining the institutional priorities that will be funded, at least in part, by state funds (known as EAF- Educational Assistance Funds).
Another tactic is to position IMSA’s leadership in key statewide educational leadership positions, such as the P-20 Council and Joint Education Leadership Committee.