FY 2016 Appropriation

In FY 2003, the Legislature eliminated the Area Health Education Centers located throughout the State and created the Rural Development Program at Southern Utah University for the development of healthcare programs in rural Utah.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $100,300 from all sources for Rural Development. This is a 1.8 percent increase from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources. The total includes $100,300 from the General/Education Funds, an increase of 1.8 percent from revised Fiscal Year 2015 estimates.

Appropriation Adjustments

In addition to statewide compensation and internal service fund cost increases, the following appropriation adjustments were made during the 2015 General Session:

DescriptionOngoingOne-Time Compensation - USHE & UCAT$1,400$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$1,400$0Education Fund
No Description
Health Insurance - USHE & UCAT$400$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$400$0Education Fund
No Description

Rural Healthcare Programs

The Rural Development program develops healthcare programs for rural Utah.

Southern Utah University Rural Development

Funding from the Rural Development line item supports the Utah Center for Rural Health. This Center provides a number of services:

  • Resources for students, parents, teachers, and counselors to encourage rural youth to pursue careers in health care and assist them in achieving their training goals;
  • Coordination of clinical training opportunities in rural Utah for medical students, residents, pharmacy, and other graduate level students;
  • Continuing education programs for rural health care providers; and
  • Oversight of Rural Health Scholars Program, which prepares SUU students for admission to graduate-level health care programs through enhanced advisement, mentoring, and "hands-on" training experiences.
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COBI contains unaudited data as presented to the Legislature by state agencies at the time of publication. For audited financial data see the State of Utah's Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports.