McGraw said the project would be a "good fit" for the campus and noted SCCC is the first campus in the region to get this grant opportunity.
The campus will also be implementing the online community portal for students, faculty and staff through the partnership with CampusEAI Consortium.
The online destination, myCampus, will have SCCC running on the most used campus portal and online content delivery software, said Bullock. This will allow for a single streamlined destination for college members to access academic and social information.
SUNY community colleges will also have a new way to acquire revenue and help fund future projects and expenses.
At the SUNY Board of Trustees meeting on Jan. 11, a resolution was passed to allow community colleges to establish capital cost reserves account. Bullock said this would allow community colleges to transfer operating funding to the accounts, which would have any surpluses in the operating budget get transferred to the account. This contributes to a county's 50 percent match, so if the county can't do the full amount can use funds from the account.
"As you all know, community college's have aging structures and with growing enrollment we need to have new capital in place to address those shortages in funding," said Bullock.""