Universities and colleges are set to receive €40 million in funding.
The money will make campuses more environmentally friendly and accessible.
The funding is available to third level institutions this year to help pay for projects to make buildings universally accessible.
The grant can also be used for energy efficiency and decarbonisation upgrades, and other general IT and equipment-related upgrades.
Minister for Higher Education, Simon Harris, says the money 'will help ensure our campuses are inclusive and accessible.
The funding can be used to make the necessary upgrades to make campuses accessible for people with disabilities, and it can also be used to help students access laptops or other ICT requirements.'
Grant funding for the coming academic year is being extended to the Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) and the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies (DIAS) for the first time.