02/15/22 4:00 PM EST
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Grants to New York hospitals, health care facilities, and other health care providers to expand or improve facilities throughout the state. Nonprofit applicants must prequalify in the online grants system prior to applying. Funding is available for capital projects as well as other projects that strengthen health care service systems.
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) announce the availability of funds under the Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program III (SHCFTP III), as established pursuant to Section 2825-f of the Public Health Law (PHL), accompanying capital appropriations, and Section 1680-r of the Public Authorities Law (PAL), to provide grants in support of capital projects, debt retirement, working capital or other non-capital projects directly related to a capital project that facilitate health care transformation activities including, but not limited to, merger, consolidation, acquisition or other activities intended to: (a) create financially sustainable systems of care; (b) preserve or expand essential health care services; (c) modernize obsolete facility physical plants and infrastructure; (d) foster participation in alternative payment arrangements including, but not limited to, contracts with managed care plans and accountable care organizations; (e) for residential health care facilities, increase the quality of resident care or experience; or (f) improve health information technology infrastructure, including telehealth, to strengthen the acute, post-acute and long-term care continuum.Expenditures eligible for funding under SHCFTP III (“Eligible Expenses”) are expected to be for capital projects, which may include, but are not limited to: The planning or design of the acquisition, construction, demolition, replacement, major repair or renovation of a fixed asset or assets, including the preparation and review of plans and specifications including engineering and other services; Construction costs; Renovation costs; Asset acquisitions; Equipment costs; and Consultant fees and other expenditures associated with the preparation of Certificate of Need (CON) applications required for the proposed establishment action, construction activity or service expansion (so long as the costs incurred are in connection with original construction and not an ownership transfer).
Expenditures eligible for funding under SHCFTP III also include non-capital projects. Such non-capital expenditures may include: Debt restructuring including costs to reduce, retire or refinance long-term liabilities such as mortgage, bank loans, capital leases and other liabilities, payments of debt service for such long-term liabilities, and costs for restructuring including professional fees, penalties, and interest; and Start-up operating expenses directly connected to the Eligible Project for which funding is being sought under this RFA.For additional information on Eligible Expenses, see page 7 of the RFP, in Supporting Documents, below.
It is expected that contracts resulting from this RFA will have the following time period: October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2027 (consistent with the accepted construction schedule).