Gov. Ducey's 2019 fiscal year budget includes a Special Line Appropriation for the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) of $941,000 (Table1). Identical to what AZGS received from the state in fiscal year 2018.
State funding is essential to the economic health and well-being of AZGS. State funds support our administrative team and meets our logistical needs (e.g. rent and overhead costs). It also provides matching funds for our STATEMAP (USGS) and earthquake outreach (FEMA's Natl. Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program) programs, both of which require a dollar-for-dollar match. In the case of STATEMAP, that usually amounts to a match of ~ $170,000; our earthquake outreach program requires a match of about $31,000.
Besides that, state funds provide partial support for staff salaries, and our outreach efforts - in-person presentations, publications, web sites, social media, and more.