HECap Board

New York State Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program

Request for Grant Applications

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 $345 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 $345 million dollars.  

The current HECap Board Members consist of:

  • Mr. Robert F. Mujica
  • Hon. Deborah J. Glick
  • Hon. Toby Ann Stavisky 

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 

July 14, 2022 - Public Notice of Meeting
March 12, 2021 - Public Notice of Meeting
July 30, 2019 - Public Notice of Meeting
June 27, 2018 - Public Notice of Meeting 
November 15, 2017 - Public Notice of Meeting
February 4, 2016 - Public Notice of Meeting 
January 22, 2016 - Notice of Cancellation of Meeting 
January 22, 2016 - Public Notice of Meeting
October 29, 2014 - Public Notice of Meeting 

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


July 14, 2022 - Webcast
March 12, 2021 - Webcast  | Transcript
July 30, 2019 - Webcast
The 7/30/19 recording starts just after the introduction of the HECap Board Members (Robert J. Mujica – Member on the behalf of the Executive, Assemblymember Deborah Glick – Member on behalf of the Assembly and Lisa Clare Kombrink- Member on behalf of the Senate) as well as the introduction of DASNY Staff (DASNY’s Albany Office:  Sara Richards, Esq. – Associate General Counsel; Deanne DiPace – Senior Grant Administrator and in the DASNY NYC Office:  Karen Hunter – Director of Grants Administration; Sarah Antonacci – Assistant Director of Grants Administration).

June 27, 2018 - Webcast

HECap Approved Projects

March 12, 2021 (competitive - RFP #5545)
July 30, 2019 (competitive - RFP #2524)
June 27, 2018 - (competitive - RFP #505)
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)