A New York Minute Update: HCBS, Rural Health, Supportive Housing

State Designated Entity and BH HCBS Quality/Infrastructure Funds: Increasing Access & Utilization for Adult BH HCBS
New York State provided an update on HCBS and moving forward with managed care contracting. MCTAC and State partners from OMH and OASAS held a series of in person training events on statewide policies and initiatives that will increase access to and utilization of Adult BH HCBS. Click here to view the presentation slides.
Department of Health Rural Health Network Development Program
  • Deadline: Applications due June 28, 2018.
  • Award: Approximately 25 to 30 awards, each award not to exceed $240,000 annually.
  • Summary: The overarching goal of the RHNDP is to improve the health of New Yorkers living in rural areas by supporting the development and operation of rural health networks. Rural health networks facilitate cooperative and collaborative efforts among rural health providers, which is vital to improve access to essential services, enhance coordination of  services, increase the efficiency of service delivery, and preserve the stability and viability of rural communities.
Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative
New York State recently announced the release of the third Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) funding opportunity. NYS is issuing this for the development and operation of at least 1,200 new units of Supportive Housing for persons identified as homeless with special needs, conditions or other life challenges. NYS seeks to award the third year’s commitment of Governor Cuomo’s plan to develop 6,000 units over five years. NYS will award service and operating funding for units of housing developed to support the needs of individuals residing in the units. Proposals are due June 19.