University of Illinois Extension rose to the challenge that the pandemic brought and continued to make a difference in our Henderson, Knox, McDonough, and Warren county communities throughout 2020. Programs were adapted to a virtual format to keep our communities safe. New programs were also developed and launched throughout the year. See the impact and read the stories here.
Economic and Functional Impact
Independent report finds substantial value
A report finds that Extension provides more than $600 million of value to Illinois annually, 10 times its budget.
Prepared by TECnomy Partners, LLC, a firm specializing in impact assessments, the report values the annual economic and functional benefits of Illinois Extension at more than $603 million, about 10 times the $60.9 million budget of the University unit in FY 2019.
- Download the full report: The Economic and Functional Impact of University of Illinois Extension
- Read the Executive Summary
- Read the FAQ