The Executive Budget recommends $350 million in critical maintenance funding, which is a reduction of $200 million from the $550 million that was provided in last year’s Enacted Budget. Of the $350 million, $153.4 million is allocated for State-operated/statutory campuses (UAlbany’s share is $9.685 million, up from $9.447 million) and $196.6 million in a lump sum for priority critical maintenance projects (UAlbany received $6.159 million last year for a total of $15.6 million in total SUNY capital). While its allocation is yet to be determined, priority will be given to projects that address life and safety concerns, core infrastructure in need of replacement and upgrading buildings and infrastructure to meet current codes and regulations, such as ADA.
The Executive Budget also includes language which would extend the authorization for design/build procurements to various entities, but does not include SUNY or the State University Construction Fund. The extension of design/build authority to the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) is also included.