The Center for California Studies (CCS) is a unit of the CSU whose mission is to bridge academia and government in the service of strengthening California’s democracy. Central to this mission is the administration of a number of fellowship, internship and other programs, which include:
Budget Background. The Center’s budget covers a range of costs, including: staff salaries and benefits; stipends, benefits and graduate tuition for 64 Capital Fellows; direct grants for the Faculty Research Fellows program; conference and symposium expenses; and miscellaneous other costs.
In January, 2020, due to a change in the federal government’s definition of who is eligible for overtime, the Center had to increase the monthly stipends for all Capital Fellows, from $2,794 to $2,964. The difference of $170 per month, once applied to the entire class of 64 fellows, for the 10.5-11-month duration of the fellowship, equates to approximately $118,000 per fiscal year. The inclusion of benefits and operating expenses brings the total cost to $156,600. Although the Center has not received an increase in funds to pay for this additional cost, it has been able to pay for this increase from miscellaneous prior- and current-year savings.
Following is a summary of the Center's current year budget:
1 Benefits increases for the Center's staff.
For the budget year, adjustments for the Center (to be determined) will be shown in Item 6610-002-001 of the State Budget Act of 2021.