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DSU asks state for significant capital funding in FY 2020

Nov 16, 2018

Delaware State University put in its state budget request for fiscal year 2020 this week.

The university is seeking $54.5 million for operating costs and more than $105 million to cover deferred maintenance needs.

DSU President Wilma Mishoe said she doesn’t expect the state will give the school its full capital improvement request.

“But my job really is to make the needs known," she said. "And so I’m not trying to sugarcoat, I’m really trying to be very strategic, but certainly very transparent as well.”

Mishoe asked for $100 million in capital funding in the FY19 budget. State lawmakers gave DSU, University of Delaware, and Delaware Tech $10 million each in the bond bill.

Delaware State’s capital request also includes a one-time $5 million grant facilities need.

It's FY 2019 operating costs ask was $42 million.