State Awards $3.2 Million to Adult Care Facilities to Improve Air Conditioning in Residents' Rooms

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 15, 2009) - A total of $3.2 million in New York State grants have been awarded to 51 adult care facilities (ACF) across the State to provide increased air conditioning in resident rooms.

The Adult Care Facility Air Conditioning Initiative grants, administered by the Department of Health, are the result of a competitive process under which operators of adult homes and enriched housing programs applied for funding to support the installation, operation and maintenance of air conditioning in resident rooms. The Department's goal is to provide increased comfort for residents of adult care facilities

In distributing the grant funds, the Department gave priority to applicants whose residents demonstrated the highest level of need, including but not limited to those with psychiatric disabilities and the elderly, and to those applicants in the greatest financial need of such assistance. Facilities are required to use either NYSERDA pre-qualified equipment or Energy Star certified equipment. Funds to pay for the cost of a NYSERDA energy audit to assess a facility's air conditioning needs are included in the award for those facilities that obtained an audit prior to applying for funds.

Applicants were required to confirm that their proposals would not result in additional operating costs being passed on to facility residents. Another competitive round for these air conditioning grants is anticipated shortly.

The following facilities were awarded funding under this initiative:

Region Award Amount
Metropolitan Region
Amber Court, Brooklyn $ 75,100
Amber Court, Westbury $ 76,000
Belle Harbor $ 75,000
Brooklyn Adult Care $ 73,500
Crystal Manor House $ 5,000
Elm York Home $ 70,239
Founda Elderly, Rockaway $ 75,000
Green Hills Estate $ 75,400
Lakeside Manor $ 67,026
Madison York $ 40,978
Madison York $ 32,278
Mermaid Manor $ 75,400
New Broadview Manor $ 75,000
New Gloria's Manor $ 75,000
New Haven Manor $ 43,667
New Monsey's $ 75,000
New South Shore Manor $ 56,190
Oceanview Manor $ 74,989
Palm Beach $ 74,631
Pearl Garden $ 60,950
Queens Adult Care $ 73,500
Regency of Boro Park $ 75,000
Sanford Home $ 43,440
Seaview Manor $ 75,000
St. Nicholas $ 39,500
St.Francis/Mt. Alverno $ 75,000
Surfside Manor $ 75,000
The Arbors-Islandia $ 69,800
The Arbors-Westbury $ 75,000
The Eliot $ 75,000
Valley Vista $ 23,746
Vassar-Warner Home $ 75,000
WSFFSSH - Fred Fleming $ 50,595
Capital District
Holbrook's Adult Home $ 46,608
Home Sweet Home $ 58,650
Samuel Villas $ 10,173
Woodland Village $ 75,400
Central New York
Adirondack Manor, Evergreen $ 63,160
Adirondack Manor, Massena $ 44,700
Adirondack Manor, Pulaski $ 74,280
Adirondack Manor, Ticonderoga $ 57,068
Adirondack Manor, Valehaven $ 64,485
Elizabeth Brewster House $ 75,000
Lincoln Elms I $ 4,140
Western Region
Bickford Home $ 30,000
New Falls Home $ 75,305
Pilgrim's Landing $ 74,910
St. Columbans $ 75,185
The Bristol Hom $ 69,414
The Courtyards $ 65,000