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.