Adjusted Executive Legislative
Approp. Request Approp.
2001-02 2002-03 2002-03 Change
General Fund 9,593,000 11,309,000 0 (11,309,000)
Special Rev. Fed. 5,000,000 5,532,000 5,532,000 0
Special Rev. Other 83,669,000 99,964,000 113,768,000 13,804,000
Total for STATE OPERATIONS: 98,262,000 116,805,000 119,300,000 2,495,000
AID TO LOCALITIES
General Fund 672,948,000 527,948,000 729,948,000 202,000,000
Special Rev. Fed. 2,400,000 5,216,000 5,216,000 0
Special Rev. Other 7,000,000 7,000,000 9,000,000 2,000,000
Total for AID TO LOCALITIES: 682,348,000 540,164,000 744,164,000 204,000,000
The Legislature provides a total of $214,000,000 in additional Academic Year funding
to the Higher Education Services Corporation including $212,000,000 for restoration
of the Executive's proposed cuts to the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and
$2,000,000 in Academic Year funding for the Volunteer Recruitment Scholarship
The Legislature provides an additional appropriation of $13,804,000 for the Special
Revenue Fund, Insurance Premium Payment Account to support the Corporation's costs
of administering student financial aid programs.
The Legislature denies the Executive proposal to create a $10,000,000
State-supported TAP student loan program.
The Legislature reduces General Fund support for administration by $6,471,000 and
for the Grants and Scholarship Program by $4,838,000. This reduction is offset by
an increase in the Special Revenue Insurance Premium Payment Account to support
the costs of these programs.
The Legislature establishes the Volunteer Recruitment Service Scholarship Program
to address the critical shortage of emergency service volunteers. The
scholarships will cover full-time or part-time college tuition for active
volunteers and provides reimbursement up to the level of SUNY annual tuition of
$3,400 per year. The scholarships are available to newly recruited active
volunteer firefighters and emergency services workers selected by the local fire
or emergency services company.
The Legislature denies the Executive proposal to restructure the Tuition
Assistance Program. In addition, the Legislature provides the Higher Education
Services Corporation with the authority to allow them to make up to 30-percent
of Spring semester payments for the Tuition Assistance Program prior to August
The Legislature provides funding for the following:
TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM RESTORATION. $212,000,000
VOLUNTEER SERVICE RECRUITMENT PROGRAM. $2,000,000