Governor Cuomo Announces $57.2 Million in Funding to Support Critical Infrastructure Improvements at New York’s Private, Not-For-Profit Colleges and Universities
$10.5 Million Grants Will Support Nursing and Other Health Care Programs by Modernizing Facilities and Enhancing Student Experience while Spurring Economic Development
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New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $57.2 million in grants for capital projects at 35 colleges and universities across New York State through the Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program. These HECap awards support projects that provide increased training in health sciences through construction of new laboratory and research spaces, the purchase of new instructional technologies and medical equipment, and a variety of other capital investments and improvements. This funding comes at a critical time as New York rebuilds following the pandemic with investments targeted to create jobs and opportunities in higher education and health care.
The funds were awarded at the March 12 meeting of the HECap Board, which provides matching grants to private, not-for-profit colleges and universities for projects that enhance educational opportunities for New Yorkers, create construction jobs and drive investment in communities across the state.
“As New York builds back, these investments are targeted to help attract and train people for the health sciences jobs that New York needs as we continue to reopen and reimagine our economy, and to strengthen and enhance our world-leading institutions of higher education,” Governor Cuomo said.