University Of Wyoming Asks State For Additional $31 Million

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming has requested an additional $31.3 million in state funding.

The Laramie Boomerang reported Sunday that the university’s biennial funding request to the Legislature is for its 2021 and 2022 budgets.

Officials say the majority of the funding would be used for standard operations at the university in Laramie.

Officials have requested an increase of $1.3 million for the School of Energy Resources, which is funded separately from the university’s block grant.

The university is also requesting $2 million in ongoing funds to pay for a blockchain certificate program, blockchain technology introductory courses and a “fintech” certificate program.

In addition to 2021-2022 request, the school is seeking a one-time appropriation of $16.9 million that is not expected to continue after the biennium.