The Office of Government and Community Affairs (OGCA) works with Members of the New York State Legislature, legislative staff and state agencies on various policy issues that are important to NYU. In particular, the office advocates in support of financial aid funding for New York State residents and works to secure funding for the Universities’ priorities. Such priorities include direct state assistance for projects such as NYU’s College of Dentistry Mobile Dental Van, which travels throughout the city providing dental care to underserved children. Additionally, the office coordinates the University's interaction with state elected officials and monitors legislative activity to share and receive feedback from the University community. Maintaining a presence in Albany is important because, in 2012, NYU students received over $15 million in direct student financial aid assistance from New York State aid programs.