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

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $35.3 million in grants for capital projects at higher education institutions across the state.

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The John Cranford Adams Playhouse at Hofstra University.

Photo by: Hofstra University.

Albany, NY - February 8th, 2016 - 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:


Project Description

HECap Award

Albany College of Pharmacy

Construction of New Active Learning Classrooms for Health Sciences Education


Bard College

Renovations to the Center for Curatorial Studies


Cazenovia College

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


The College of New Rochelle

Renovation and Equipping of the Science Labs


Daemen College

Renovation and Upgrades to the Wick Center


Fordham University

Renovation of the Former Law Building


Hartwick College

Renovation of the Anderson Center for the Arts


Hofstra University

Interior Renovations to the John Cranford Adams Playhouse


Iona College

Construction of a Residence Hall


Medaille College

Renovations to the Main Building Science Lab


Mercy College

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


Metropolitan College of New York

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


Molloy College

Construction of the Barbara H. Hagan Center for Nursing


Nazareth College

Renovations to Smyth Hall


New York Academy of Art

Rehabilitation, Renovation and Equiping of the Facility


New York Institute of Technology

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


New York University

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


Niagara University

Creation of a Nursing Simulation Lab


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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


Rochester Institute of Technology

Renovations to the Fourth Floor of Institute Hall


Sarah Lawrence College

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


Siena College

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


St. John Fisher College

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


St. Johns University

Renovations to Bent Hall


Touro College

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


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

Construction of a New Nursing Building


University of Rochester

Renovation of the Fredrick Douglass Building on the River Campus


Utica College

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


Wells College

Renovations to the Gymnasium