New York releases healthcare facility transformation RFAs: HIT, capital funding opportunities

Two new RFAs have been released under New York’s Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program.

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 The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the Dormitory Authority of New York State (DASNY) have released two Requests for Applications (RFAs) under Phase IV and V of the Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program (SHCFTP IV & V):

  • Health Information Technology (HIT), Cybersecurity, and Telehealth Transformation (RFA #20258)
  • Capital Projects and Debt Retirement/Restructuring (RFA #20244)

The two RFAs are open to applicants that hold any of the following licensures:

  • New York State Operating Certificates for an Article 7, 16, 28, 31, 32, 36, or 40 provider organization
  • New York State Medical License for a primary care provider
  • The Capital and Debt RFA (#20244) is additionally open to local governmental units providing services under Article 41 of the NYS Mental Hygiene Law

The first RFA (#20258) allocates funding specifically for Health Information Technology (HIT) projects that may focus on one of four categories:

  1. Electronic health records
  2. Cybersecurity improvements
  3. Health management tools
  4. Telehealth implementation and/or improvement

The second RFA (#20244) allocates up to $250 million for capital projects and/or debt retirement and restructuring needs that will facilitate the transformation, redesign, or strengthening of quality health care services that will promote innovative, patient-centered models of care, increase access to care, improve quality of care, and ensure financial sustainability of health care providers. Funding is not available to support day-to-day operating costs.

Key information and dates are as follows:

RFA #20258
SHCFTP Capital & Debt RFA
RFA #20244 
Questions due Jan. 26, 2024 Feb. 20, 2024
Questions and answers published Feb. 9, 2024 March 5, 2024
Applications due March 13, 2024, by 4 p.m. ET March 26, 2024, by 4 p.m. ET

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