Performance Funding


The House and Senate performance funding measures are included in proviso in the General Appropriations Act (GAA). No separate legislation will pass either chamber that will codify performance funding. This causes the proposals below to be for the next fiscal year only and will have to be funded and reintroduced again next year.

The Florida Legislature approved new funding and redistributed existing funding from each university's base and in addition, repurposed the performance funding from last year making a total of $200 million for the Board of Governors' performance funding initiative. The legislature accepted the BOG metrics approved at their January 2014 meeting, and their point and distribution system. Universities scoring at least 26 points will have their base funding restored plus a portion of the new money. The three universities scoring less than 26 points (FAU, UWF, and New College) will have a portion of their base funding withheld while they develop and submit a metric improvement plan during the summer to submit to the BOG for approval. Metric progress reports must be submitted in December 2014 and May 2015, and if satisfactory progress has been made, half the base funds withheld will be returned following each report. 

UWF submitted our Improvement Plan to the Board of Governors on June 17, 2014. The plan was approved by the full board on June 19, 2014.

Previous Proposals

House Higher Education and Workforce Subcommittee Proposed Committee Bill - Bill has been inactive and current performance funding measures can be found in proviso in each respective budgets.

Documents from January 16, 2014 Board of Governors Meeting

Documents from February 12, 2014 Florida Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education

Other Performance Funding Documents