$63.6 million announced for infrastructure improvements at not-for-profit colleges

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New York Construction Report staff writer

Colleges and universities across New York State will share $63.6 million in capital grants through the Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program.

Projects include construction of new laboratory and research spaces, educational facilities as well as the purchase of new instructional technologies and equipment.

The grant program enables campuses to make critical investments in infrastructure and equipment while creating construction jobs. Campuses that receive grants are required to invest at least $3 of their own funds for every $1 of state funds they receive.

When combined with the college’s matching funds into these projects, more than $250 million will be invested in New York’s higher educational communities.

Projects include:

  • Fordham University – Renovations of the McShane Center, $5 million
  • Molloy University (Rockville Center) – Construction of building for Healthcare Workforce Development, $5 million
  • John Fischer University (Rochester) – Library renovation to create Student Center for Success, $5 million
  • Canisius University of Buffalo – Creation of Allied Health Laboratories and Facilities, $1.4 million
  • Siena College (Loudonville) – Science Complex Equipment Purchase, $750,000

The funds were awarded at the September 27 meeting of the HECap Board and were awarded pursuant to a competitive application process and a request for grant applications for the next competitive round was also approved.

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky said, “The Higher Education Capital Matching Grant program is a stellar example of a public-private partnership that works for all New Yorkers. The HECap program helps campuses across the state make critical investments in their infrastructure and equipment, keeping New York’s independent colleges and universities competitive on a national and global level.”

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