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New York State’s FY 2022 State Budget

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am



February 16
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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About the Webinar:

Please join NYS Higher Education Services Corporation President Dr. Guillermo Linares for a virtual presentation on New York State’s FY 2022 State Budget.

The budget builds on the bold vision to reimagine, rebuild & renew New York by supporting pandemic recovery of highly-impacted small businesses, restaurants and the arts & entertainment industries, placing a cap on broadband for low-income families, providing billions in rent relief and to preserve 100,000 affordable homes, investments from the private and public sectors to create Green Economy opportunities and create the nation’s largest infrastructure plan to drive growth and opportunity for all.

About the Speaker:

About the Speaker:

Dr. Guillermo Linares, is the President of the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC), nominated by Governor Cuomo and confirmed by the State Senate. Leading the State’s student financial aid agency, Dr. Linares oversees one of the nation’s top need-based grant programs – the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), the first-in-the-nation program making public college tuition-free – the Excelsior Scholarship, and numerous other scholarship and award programs which totaled over $1.06 billion in aid in 2017-18, helping more than 357,000 students achieve their college dreams.

Dr. Linares has enjoyed a multi-faceted career, including serving as a school teacher, local school board member, City Council member, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, and New York State Assemblyman representing the 72nd District and in numerous other roles in the community, state and nation. Throughout his life, Dr. Linares, a native of the Dominican Republic, has remained committed to improving public education and championing immigrant issues.


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