Only General Hospitals May Apply for Essential Health Care Provider Support Grants According to DOH Q&A
The Department of Health (DOH) has released a "Questions and Answers" document ("Q&As") concerning its Requests for Applications (RFAs) under the Essential Health Care Provider Support Program and the Essential Health Care Provider Support Program - Health Care Innovators Fund. The Q&As indicate that only general (i.e. acute care) hospitals may apply for funds. General hospitals may, however, seek funds for the purpose of renovating a hospital-based skilled nursing facility, if the “assets and liabilities of the program/service are part of the General Hospital and the funding would be used for the purpose of facilitating the health care transformation of the General Hospital to create a financial sustainable [sic] system of care.”
In addition to posting the Q&As, DOH has released several Addenda to the RFAs. It has extended the deadline for Round 1 of the Essential Health Care Provider Support Program to Dec. 9th at 5 p.m. It has also revised the priority considerations in selecting awardees under the program and has revised Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) goals for both grants. The MWBE addendum for the Health Care Innovators Fund program is available here.
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