Brindisi Announces More Than $42 Million for District Higher Education Institutions


April 17, 2020
Press Release

Congressman Secures Money Through Bipartisan CARES Act  


Congressman Anthony Brindisi announced more than $42 million for district higher education institutions. The funds come as part of the bipartisan CARES Act, which Brindisi supported. 


“Our area is home to some of the best colleges and universities in the country,” Brindisi said. “I’ve heard from students, educators, and administrators that COVID-19 has put a large burden on our higher education system. We rely on these schools to produce the next generation of leaders and I worked hard to make sure these dollars could help keep their doors open. We will get through this and, now more than ever, our education system is so important to building a better future.” 


The funds, administered by the Department of Education, come from the Higher Education Emergency Relief fund. These funds can be used to bridge the gap for institutions of higher learning as students and teachers stay-home to save lives. A full breakdown of which schools received funds is below:



Total Allocation

Binghamton University


Cazenovia College


Colgate University


Hamilton College


Herkimer County  Boces Practical Nursing Program


Herkimer County Community College - SUNY Office Of Community Colleges


Mohawk Valley Community College - SUNY Office Of Community Colleges


State University Of New York Polytechnic Institute


SUNY Broome Community College


SUNY College At Cortland


SUNY College Of Agriculture & Technology At Morrisville


Utica College