Gallagher Secures $1.2 Million in State Budget for Yuba College STEM Building Modernization

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) is proud to announce that he has secured $1.2 million in the state budget for the Yuba Community College District to fund the much-needed modernization of its STEM building at Yuba College’s Marysville Campus. This vital funding will support the upgrade of science laboratories and classrooms, ensuring Yuba College can continue providing high-quality education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

“I am incredibly grateful to Assemblyman Gallagher for securing $1.2 million in state funding for the Yuba College’s STEM building modernization,” said Tawny Dotson, President of Yuba College. “This critical investment will enable us to update our aging infrastructure, ensuring that our students have access to modern laboratories and classrooms that meet their educational needs. Assemblymember Gallagher’s support demonstrates his commitment to our students’ success and the future of our community. We look forward to continuing our partnership to provide the best possible learning environment for our students.”

Yuba College has been diligently working with the State to secure funding for the modernization of Building 800, the college’s sole STEM facility. This building, constructed in the 1960s, requires extensive upgrades to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements and meet modern laboratory needs.  It is a cornerstone of Yuba College’s degree programs, as the courses offered within the building form the core of general education requirements for students studying math, biology, chemistry, history, psychology and other disciplines.

“We are thrilled to have successfully obtained $1.2 million in state funding for the STEM building modernization at Yuba College,” said Assemblyman Gallagher. “This investment will ensure that Yuba College can provide students with modern, accessible facilities that meet today’s educational requirements while attracting local talent that helps our community thrive.” 

These funds will help mitigate the extraordinary increase in building costs associated with the current economic headwinds, including inflation and severe supply chain issues. Without this additional funding, Yuba College would have been unable to proceed with the project as originally planned.