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New Funding Assistance Program for Equipment, Supplies, and other Supports

Posted on January 24, 2020

We are pleased to announce that CP of NYS has been awarded a one-year grant, effective January 1, 2020, to provide financial assistance for the purchase of equipment, services, supplies, and other supports needed by individuals with intellectual, developmental, and other significant disabilities when all other funding opportunities have been exhausted.

The Community Health Outreach Project seeks to assist people with disabilities of all ages by addressing the shortcomings in current supports and systems.  Funds through this project will provide access to supplies, equipment, and care for individuals in an effort to increase their health status and promote community participation. By removing barriers and offering assistance unavailable to them through other sources, CP of NYS can do its part to improve social and environmental living conditions while promoting quality of life.  CP of NYS will focus on health measures and outcomes as well as the social determinants of health to identify priorities for funding and enable people to remain independent and active within their homes and communities.

For this initial project period, we will target those individuals/families with low income (200% of the 2019 federal poverty level) and no insurance other than Medicaid.  In addition, this project will be limited to servicing individuals living within the 14 counties of the Albany Diocese, which are Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Fulton, Greene, Herkimer, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington.  We hope to gain an additional year of funding to expand the project statewide.

In addition to individuals/caregivers applying for funding, CP Agencies have the opportunity to submit for reimbursement of expenses incurred during 2020 for any individual who meets the eligibility requirements.  Opportunities for funding include, but are not limited to:  Assistive Technology, Durable Medical Equipment (DME), Enhancements to DME, Environmental Modifications, Medical Supplies, Repair Services for Equipment and Vehicles, Specialty Care and Evaluations, and Vehicle Modifications.

Cindy Morris is the Project Director working at the CP of NYS offices.  Please contact her to learn more about the project or to obtain application forms.  She can be reached at (518) 436-0178 or via email at cmorris@cpstate.org.  Additionally, complete details can be found at www.cpofnys.org/CHOP.  There you’ll find an Application Form for Funding Assistance that can be completed by individuals/caregivers, and a separate form that Agencies can submit for reimbursement of expenses.