Funding for Enriched Social Adult Day Services Programs

Request for Applications - Abstract

New York State Office for the Aging - Division of Community Services

Social adult day services programs are defined as programs that provide a variety of long term care services to a group of individuals possessing functional impairments, whether due to physical or cognitive impairments, in a congregate setting and pursuant to an individualized service plan. With the approval of the SFY 2008-09 budget, the New York Elder Law was amended to create an enriched social adult day services demonstration project. Under the demonstration, projects selected would be required to provide an enriched package of services in addition to providing services currently required of social adult day services programs. Accordingly, the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA), in collaboration with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), is directed to make grants available on a competitive basis to not-for-profit agencies or local governments to operate enriched social adult day services programs for functionally impaired older New Yorkers (i.e., 60 years of age or older). The demonstration project will be evaluated by the Center for Functional Assessment Research at the University at Buffalo to determine how these programs can delay or prevent nursing home placement and the need for other very costly services, while providing vital assistance and support to their informal caregivers.

Funded programs must comply with Section 6654.20 of Title 9 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations and other requirements as established by NYSOFA and NYSDOH.

The following describes key aspects of this funding opportunity:

  • $407,500 was appropriated to be made available through a request for applications (RFA) process.
  • NYSOFA and NYSDOH anticipate issuing the RFA by July 25, 2008 with proposals due back on September 5, 2008.
  • This is a three year demonstration program subject to an annual appropriation.
  • Only not-for-profit agencies and local governments may apply. Successful applicants must demonstrate that they can safely provide either directly or through a contract with a licensed health care practitioner or licensed home care provider social adult day services as well as additional medical services and optional services for non-Medicaid participants.
  • Funds will be awarded through contracts for the period January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2009.
  • Applicants may request up to a maximum of $200,000.
  • State reimbursement is available for 100% of allowable expenditures.
  • These funds may not be used to supplant existing public or private funding that a program currently receives for social adult day services.

All material contained within this abstract is for informational purposes only and is subject to change. Additional information, including programmatic requirements, will be included in the RFA.

The expected posting of the Request for Applications (RFA) for the Enriched Social Adult Day Services Demonstration Project has been delayed. It is anticipated that this RFA will be available in early fall of 2008. NYSOFA will release further information when available and we encourage you to continue to check this website.

If you wish to receive a printed copy of the RFA when available, please mail or fax a written request to: Erin Purcell, Aging Services Representative, New York State Office for the Aging, Two Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York, 12223 Fax: 518-473-5177