Missouri State University's grants top $20 million for 2008-2009 year

Thursday, July 30, 2009 | 11:55 a.m. CDT

SPRINGFIELD — Missouri State University received $20.9 million in grants during the 2008-2009 school year.

The grants came from a variety of sources, ranging from county agencies to international organizations.

Officials from the Springfield university said grants from city and county agencies grew to $1.1 million in the latest academic year, from $85,523 the previous year.

Federal agencies chipped in $11.8 million, state agencies provided $3.7 million, non-profits contributed $2.5 million, businesses added $1.6 million and international agencies gave $134,000.

The grants were directed at a broad range of projects, including upgrading equipment for Ozarks Public Television and removing and pruning trees damaged in the 2007 ice storms.


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