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As part of his FY2019 capital allocations, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced today that his office will provide $2.5 million in funding to projects at the borough’s three City University of New York college campuses.

“Education at all levels is a top priority of my administration,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. “I myself an a CUNY ‘two-fer,’ having graduated from both Lehman College and LaGuardia Community College, so I understand just how important it is to keep our public colleges operating at a high level. I am always proud to support CUNY any way I can, and with this funding we can provide critical upgrades to our three Bronx CUNY campuses.”

This year’s projects include $1,000,000 to build smart classrooms at Hostos Community College, $750,000 for gymnasium renovations at Bronx Community College, $500,000 to install new seating at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts and $250,000 for network and technology upgrades in 220 classrooms at Lehman College.

Since 2009, Bronx Borough President Diaz Jr. has invested $15,642,000 in capital funds towards higher education across 29 projects.

This year, Borough President Diaz’s office has provided $23,250,000 in total capital dollars across 81 projects. Since coming to office in 2009, Borough President Diaz has provided $271,897,000 in total capital funding to 806 projects.