What is the NYSUNY 2020 bill? Introduced by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, this pioneering piece of legislation was created to implement the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program -- a joint program between the governor and the State University of New York (SUNY) -- to enhance SUNY's academic mission while maintaining affordability and placing college campuses across New York at the center of the state's regionally based economic revitalization strategy. The bill provides a means to invest in the long-term economic development plans on SUNY campuses and in the surrounding communities.