Request for Grant Applications #7588
APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS AND QUESTIONS TO [email protected].
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN THE APPLICATION DUE DATE.
|Eligible Project Dates||September 1, 2022 – September 1, 2025|
|Issuance of RGA||September 16, 2022|
|Deadline for RGA Questions||October 7, 2022|
|Post Responses to RGA Questions (not earlier than)||October 28, 2022|
|DASNY Webinar (application process/Q&A Summary)||November 18, 2022|
|Application Due By||December 16, 2022|
|Awards Expected (not earlier than)||February 23, 2023|
The HECap enabling legislation requires Grantees to voluntarily comply with the provisions of Article 15-A of the Executive Law. In accordance with this requirement, goals may be established for MWBE participation. Generally, for State contracts, a 30% MWBE participation rate is required—18% minority-owned businesses and 12% women-owned businesses. In order to demonstrate compliance with this requirement, Grantees must provide a utilization plan to DASNY for approval setting forth the contractors it plans to use in connection with the project. Alternatively, in the event that the percentage goals cannot be met, Grantees must demonstrate that they made good faith efforts to retain MWBE contractors. 5 NYCRR 142.8 provides guidance as to the steps that constitute good faith efforts.
Please see below the documentation that will need to be completed after the grant award:
Exhibit F1: HECAP MWBE UTILIZATION PLAN
Exhibit F2: HECAP MWBE WAIVER
Appendix A: Standard Clauses for New York State Contracts
Appendix B: Standard Clauses for Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program Contracts
Appendix C: Certification to the State Comptroller Pursuant to Part U of Chapter 63, Laws of 2005, As Amended