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HECap Board

New York State Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program

Request for Grant Applications

Webinar: Higher Education Capital Matching Grant (HECap) Program

Program Overview

The Higher Education Capital (“HECap”) Matching Grant Program (the “HECap Program”) (established by Part U of Chapter 57 of the Laws of 2005, as amended by Chapter 63 of the Laws of 2005, as amended, together, the “HECap Act”) provides $180 million in matching capital grants (“HECap Grants”) to finance capital projects and equipment purchases by independent institutions of higher learning in New York State (each a “College”).  

The HECap Program is governed by the HECap Board (the “Board”). The initial meeting of the HECap Board was held on January 15, 2008, and the By-laws as well as other operable documents were adopted. DASNY acts as staff to the Board. The Board is comprised of three persons appointed by the Governor, one of whom is appointed upon the recommendation of the Temporary President of the Senate, and one of whom is appointed upon the recommendation of the Speaker of the Assembly. The HECap Act empowers and directs the Board to approve or deny applications received from Colleges for HECap Grants and to award such Grants totaling $180 million dollars.  

The current HECap Board Members consist of:

  • Mr. Robert F. Mujica
  • Hon. Deborah J. Glick
  • Ms. Lisa Clare Kombrink 

The HECap Program awards matching capital Grants to Colleges for the design, acquisition, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or equipping of a facility on or near a college campus within the State, including critical academic facilities, economic development and/or high technology projects, and urban renewal and/or historical preservation projects that would enhance the programmatic offerings or the student life at the College or provide economic development benefits to the area surrounding such college campus.

Board Meetings 

February 4, 2016 Public Notice of Meeting - Agenda | PDF
January 22, 2016 Notice of Cancellation of Meeting
January 22, 2016 - Public Notice of Meeting

October 29, 2014 - Public Notice of Meeting - Agenda | PDF

Board meetings will be scheduled as necessary to accomplish the required tasks. 

Board Webcasts/Archives

HECap Approved Projects
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February 4, 2016  - (competitive - RFP #442)
May 3, 2012 - (non-competitive projects) 
January 7, 2010 - (non-competitive projects)
August 6, 2009 - (non-competitive projects)
April 30, 2008 - (non-competitive projects)

John Jay College of Criminal JusticeUniversity at BuffaloSliderBronx Community CollegeCharles Evans Inniss Memorial LibraryFiterman HallHarlem HospitalUniversity at AlbanySUNY OswegoNiagara FallsAlbany Public LibrarySUNY CortlandHerbert H. Lehman CollegeDelmar Justice CenterBinghamton UniversitySUNY Geneseo
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