2022-23 New York State Executive Budget

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul released her Executive Budget for State Fiscal Year 2022-23 on January 18, 2022. 

Below are elements of the Governor’s proposed budget and agenda that we believe are of interest to UAlbany, along with the University’s 2022-23 legislative requests.

The University will continue to monitor these items and provide updates as they become available over the course of this legislative session. If you are interested in learning more about the Executive Budget or UAlbany’s legislative agenda, please contact the Office of Government and Community Relations at (518) 956-8163, or stop by suite 202 In University Hall.

  • Elimination of the SUNY "Tap Gap" fully in 2022-23, as opposed to the multi-year phase-in included in last year's Enacted Budget.
  • Large-scale investments in the Opportunity Programs (approximately a 10 percent increase).
  • Expanding the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) to include part-time students.
  • Ceasing the practice of transcript withholding.
  • $10.8 million in new, one-time, direct state tax support for the expansion of Child Care Centers across SUNY.
  • Tuition revenue was held flat for State-operated campuses at 2021-22 levels.
  • Reform of the academic review process.
  • Level funding of $800,000 for the NYSTAR Center of Excellence (COE) in Atmospheric and Environmental Prediction and Innovation at the University at Albany.
  • Level funding of $1.74 million for the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University at Albany (CARD Albany), which brings research and practice together in community settings.
  • Level funding of $235,000 for Just for the Kids (NYKids) within the School of Education, the only New York-focused, evidenced-based school improvement program in the state that compares the performance of equally-resourced and similarly challenged schools.
  • Level funding of $261,600 for the Public Health Management Leaders of Tomorrow program (PHLOT), established in 2006, which strengthens the public health infrastructure across New York State.
  • Level funding of $32,000 for Public Health Live, a webcast series designed to provide continuing education opportunities on public health issues.
  • Level funding of $487,000 for Physician Workforce Studies which the Center for Health Workforce Studies, under contract with the NYS Department of Health, monitors the state's health workforce and identifies areas around the state with shortages of primary care, oral health and behavioral health providers.
  • Level funding of $100,000 for the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society for the Immigrant Integration Index.
  • Level funding of $210,000 for the evaluation of the Dwyer Peer-to-Peer Veterans Program, which provides veterans at risk of social isolation with a chance to engage with other veterans in low demand settings that do not carry the stigma of receiving traditional mental health service.
  • $18 million to be allocated according to a plan by the SUNY Board of Trustees (SUNY Performance and Investment Fund).
  • Full support of State-operated campus employee benefits and bonded capital debt service costs.
  • Accelerating the Excelsior Scholarship program tuition re-set in 2022-23 and providing for it to be re-set on an annual basis.