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Higher Education Capital Matching (HECap)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    A - Primarily intended to fund technology


    Dormitory Authority of the State of New York


    The Higher Education Capital (œHECap) Matching Grant Program supports the design, acquisition, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or equipping of a facility on or near a college campus within the State of New York. This includes, but is not limited to, 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.

    Eligible HECap projects should -

    • Enhance the programmatic offerings at the College;
    • Provide economic development benefits to the area surrounding the college campus; and/or
    • Enhance student life at the College

    There is no requirement that the project be shovel ready, with all plans and permits approved by the Application due date. There is also no requirement that the HECap project be located at a single site, as long as the nature of the project necessitates improvements to be made at multiple locations. Please note, that the HECap program is intended to support a single capital project and not a series of unrelated campus-wide facility renovations


    History of Funding

    Projects funded in FY2018 may be viewed at:

    Additional Information

    Ineligible uses of HECap funds include, but are not limited to: working capital, rent, utilities, supplies, advances, deposits, down payments, lease payments, maintenance agreements, training, the repayment of existing long-term debt, payment of legal fees and other non-capital costs.


    Nicole White

    Nicole White
    515 Broadway
    Albany, NY 12207

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants are independent New York State institutions of of higher education.

    Deadline Details

    Applications were to be submitted by February 9, 2019. A similar deadline is anticipated annually.

    Award Details

    Up to $36,000,000 was available. Individual awards may not exceed $9,000,000 each. Cost sharing/matching of 3:1 is required. This means the total project cost must be at least four times the amount of the HECap Grant award requested. Project periods may extend up to 24-months, beginning August 1, 2019.

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