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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.

More information about the RFAs is available here and here.

Contact:  Karen Lipson, klipson@leadingageny.org, (518)867-8383 ext. 124.