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Enriched Housing Subsidy Application Due Dec. 8th

The Department of Health (DOH) has released the application for the Enriched Housing Operating Assistance Program for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2021-22. The purpose of the program is to enhance the quality of care provided to individuals receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits by providing additional funding to certified Not-For-Profit (NFP) Enriched Housing Program (EHP) operators to improve service delivery to eligible residents and to assist in meeting residents’ needs. Accordingly, eligible participants of the program are operators of NFP EHPs who provide services to individuals receiving SSI benefits, and have not indicated intent to close during the calendar year and are in compliance with applicable statute and regulations. Click here to view the Dear Administrator Letter (DAL) for more information on the program and application process.

Complete applications must be electronically submitted by 5 p.m. on Dec. 8, 2021. The application will be unavailable after the submission deadline, so members must submit electronically by that time to ensure access to funding. 

A total amount of $380,000 is appropriated for the program for SFY 2021-22. The amount paid to each eligible EHP operator will be calculated semiannually based on the number of that EHP’s residents in receipt of SSI benefits, as self-reported to the Department via submission of monthly resident rosters. Payments made to eligible EHP operators under the program must be used only for expenditures incurred by providing services to residents in receipt of SSI benefits.

Members should note that you must agree to abide by the “Conditions for Participation” (Enclosure #1) and provide proof that EHP employees have Workers Compensation and Disability Insurance Coverage. A scanned copy of the Workers Compensation and Disability Insurance Forms must be submitted via the Secure File Transfer application as described in Enclosure #2. The Workers Compensation and Disability Insurance Forms must be submitted by Dec. 8, 2021, or the application will be deemed incomplete and the EHP therefore ineligible for funding.

Questions regarding the program can be directed to DOH’s Lakshmi Ravichandran at 518-408-1624 or acfFinRpt@health.ny.gov.

Contact: Diane Darbyshire, ddarbyshire@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8828