The University of Iowa, through the General Education Fund (GEF), annually provides 20% of OSA’s support, with the remaining 80% self-generated through unit initiatives that secure gifts, grants, contracts, and fees. While gift revenue reflects only a small percentage of total unit finances, development and delivery of many OSA programs depends heavily on this source of income and much more could be done if donations increased.
As of July 1, 2016, direct state support for the Office of the State Archaeologist Education & Outreach Program was eliminated. All program activities must be 100% externally funded. Regardless, we work hard to maintain the programming and services we offer, and are always brainstorming ways to create new partnerships and programs. It is our goal to make statewide outreach a well-funded priority again, and there are ways you can help!