February 2021 Government & Community Relations Update

March 2021 State revenue forecast released

February 25, 2021
On Feb. 24, the State of Oregon Office of Economic Analysis released the March 2021 Revenue Forecast, the fourth forecast capturing the impact of COVID-19 on Oregon’s economy and the first of 2021.

Merkley named chair of US Senate Appropriations Subcommittee

February 12, 2021
The Office of U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley announced that the senator will serve as the Chair of the US Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, the Environment, and Other Related Agencies. This committee has wide-ranging jurisdiction over funding recommendations for  the U.S.

Updated Oregon Impact map breaks down UO's effect by county and district

February 8, 2021
 Oregon Impact 2021 is an interactive map tells the story of the University of Oregon’s impact in every Oregon county, legislative district, and congressional district. The tool displays data about UO students, alumni, and other interesting details in a customized and informative way.

Higher ed community requests additional HEERF and COVID relief; Biden executive orders impact universities

February 1, 2021
National associations representing the UO and the full spectrum of higher education institutions are requesting at least $97 billion for a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) in the next COVID-19 supplemental appropriations package.