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Money Follows the Person (MFP) Nursing Home Transition Assistance, Support, and Education

Contract for Services to a New York Nonprofit for Support
Services to Elderly People Transitioning to Community Living

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New York State Department of Health (DOH) - Division of Long Term Care

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07/25/19 4:00 PM ET


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Contract for services to a New York nonprofit organization to administer a statewide transition assistance program that will allow people who are aging or disabled to transition out of nursing homes and into community living accommodations of their choice. Funding is intended to educate, assist, and support older adults and individuals with disabilities who want to transition out of institutional settings.

The intent of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to procure a single vendor to administer a statewide Transition Center infrastructure, which will provide education about community living options, transition assistance, peer outreach and support, and education and outreach to nursing homes to support the transition of individuals from institutional to community-based settings.

Program Goals:

- Program Infrastructure and Oversight: Ensure the statewide Transition Center Infrastructure, including all three core program functions (Transition Assistance, Peer Outreach and Support, and Nursing Home Education and Outreach), meets high quality contract standards in a cost-effective manner.

- Transition Assistance: Provide information about options for community-based care and facilitate transitions of older adults and individuals with physical and/or developmental disabilities who express a desire to leave an institutional setting to return to the community.

- Peer Outreach and Support: Provide information and support to individuals in nursing homes to support successful community transitions.

- Nursing Home Education and Outreach: Provide objective information to nursing home staff to facilitate referrals to the Local Contact Agency, and support collaboration between the nursing home staff and the Transition Centers.

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GrantWatch ID#: 128831

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Estimated Size of Grant:

It is anticipated that $5.4 million per year ($27,000,000 total) will be available.

Term of Contract:

It is expected that contracts resulting from this RFA will have the following time period: March 1, 2020 through February 28, 2025.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants must have a statewide presence that can adequately address all the the Program Expectations and Goals and meet at least the the minimum eligibility requirements listed below.

Applicants must:
1. Be a not-for-profit organization as indicated by a current 501(c)3 status located in New York State.
2. Have an organizational structure that supports a statewide presence that can arrange for the required services either directly or through subcontract(s), in all 62 NYS counties.
3. Have a minimum of three (3) years of experience working with individuals with disabilities and the elderly within the long-term care service delivery system.
4. Be pre-qualified in the New York State Grants Gateway, if not exempt.

Applicants that can demonstrate the following preferred experience will be awarded additional points.
1. Two (2) or more years of experience working with Home and Community Based waivers and Medicaid Managed Care plans regarding community transitions, including working with service coordinators and care managers.
2. Two (2) or more years of experience administering a health and/or human services related program with statewide reach.
3. Two (2) or more years of experience facilitating the transition of individuals from institutional care to the community.
4. Two (2) or more years of experience operating peer support services.
5. Two (2) or more years of experience providing education and outreach to health care professionals.
6. Two (2) or more years of experience assisting to repatriate New York State residents residing in out of state long-term care facilities back to community settings in New York State.

Expenditures will not be allowed for the remodeling or modification of structure or purchase of major pieces of depreciable equipment (although limited computer/printing equipment may be considered). General office furniture (chairs, desks, cabinets, cubicles, etc.) are not allowable costs under federal MFP program funding. This applies to the awarded grantee, subawardees or subcontractors.

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:
- Release Date: June 6, 2019
- Questions Due: June 20, 2019
- Questions, Answers and Updates Posted (on or about): July 10, 2019
- Applications Due: July 25, 2019 by 4:00 PM

Not-for-profit applicants must be prequalified on Grants Gateway on the due date for this application submission.

Once the application is complete, prospective grantees are strongly encouraged to submit their applications via Grants Gateway at least 48 hours prior to the due date and time. This will allow sufficient opportunity for the applicant to obtain assistance and take corrective action should there be a technical issue with the submission process. Both DOH and Grants Management staff are available to answer applicant’s technical questions and provide technical assistance prior to the application due date and time.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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All substantive questions must be submitted in writing or via email to:
Justin Seastrum, HPA
New York State Department of Health
Office of Health Insurance Programs
One Commerce Plaza, Room 1450
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 408-6634

Stacey Agnello, Project Advisor
Division of Long Term Care
New York State Department of Health
One Commerce Plaza
16th Floor, Room 1601
Albany, NY 12210

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