February 8, 2016
Albany

Governor Cuomo Announces $35 Million in Grants to Support Colleges and Universities Across the State

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $35.3 million in grants for capital projects at higher education institutions across the state. This funding is from the Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program, which provides matching grants to private colleges and universities for the construction, rehabilitation or repair of classrooms, laboratories and other facilities. The program requires grantees to match approximately three dollars for every dollar provided by New York State.

“New York’s colleges and universities are among the best in the nation – and with this funding, we are helping them make big investments that will benefit students in both the near and long-term future,” said Governor Cuomo. “I’m proud to be supporting these important projects, because they will ensure a stronger and more competitive higher education environment in New York for years to come.”

The three-member Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program Board is appointed by the Governor, with one member appointed upon the recommendation of the Temporary President of the Senate and another upon the recommendation of the Speaker of the Assembly. The current members are Robert F. Mujica, Assembly Member Deborah J. Glick and Lisa Clare Kombrink.

Gerrard P. Bushell, President & CEO of the Dormitory Authority, which administers the program, said: “These colleges and universities are major employers that help drive the New York State economy and provide critical education to the next generation. The Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program leverages private investment with public dollars to stimulate the economy and keep New York competitive.”

A complete list of the projects awarded funding is below:

College

Project Description

HECap Award

Albany College of Pharmacy

Construction of New Active Learning Classrooms for Health Sciences Education

$335,838

Bard College

Renovations to the Center for Curatorial Studies

$500,000

Cazenovia College

Renovations to Building A as well as the Construction of an Addition between Building A and B at the Jephson Campus

$750,000

The College of New Rochelle

Renovation and Equipping of the Science Labs

$1,062,000

Daemen College

Renovation and Upgrades to the Wick Center

$161,253

Fordham University

Renovation of the Former Law Building

$2,500,000

Hartwick College

Renovation of the Anderson Center for the Arts

$500,000

Hofstra University

Interior Renovations to the John Cranford Adams Playhouse

$1,090,000

Iona College

Construction of a Residence Hall

$2,500,000

Medaille College

Renovations to the Main Building Science Lab

$319,562

Mercy College

Construction and Equiping a New Residence Hall Complex and Campus Commons Zone

$2,500,000

Metropolitan College of New York

Purchase and Installation of Equipment for the Two New Campuses (Bronx and Manhattan)

$1,250,000

Molloy College

Construction of the Barbara H. Hagan Center for Nursing

$2,500,000

Nazareth College

Renovations to Smyth Hall

$841,842

New York Academy of Art

Rehabilitation, Renovation and Equiping of the Facility

$1,045,000

New York Institute of Technology

Renovation to the Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences

$842,633

New York University

Renovation and Equipping of Two New Suites of State-of-the-Art Research Facilities Including a Clean Room

$2,500,000

Niagara University

Creation of a Nursing Simulation Lab

$197,000

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Purchase and Installation of a "Smart Sensor Web" in Lake George

$500,000

Rochester Institute of Technology

Renovations to the Fourth Floor of Institute Hall

$500,000

Sarah Lawrence College

Purchase and Installation of Equipment for the Film & New Media Program

$153,398

Siena College

Purchase and Installation of Scientific Instrumentation for the Stewart's Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Center (SAInt)

$280,435

St. John Fisher College

Purchase and Installation of Equipment for the Integrated Science and Health Sciences Building

$409,737

St. Johns University

Renovations to Bent Hall

$2,500,000

Touro College

Renovation of a Facility to Create the Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College

$2,075,000

Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, The

Construction of a New Nursing Building

$2,500,000

University of Rochester

Renovation of the Fredrick Douglass Building on the River Campus

$2,500,000

Utica College

Construction of an Air Dome and Improvements to the Clark Athletic Center

$2,500,000

Wells College

Renovations to the Gymnasium

$145,282

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