Capital Restructuring Financing Program (CRFP) Application Questions & Answers
Regarding application question number 1, 7th bullet, MWBE (Minority or Women Business Enterprise) Certified, are you referring to the pre-qualified questions within Grants Gateway? We have previously complied with requirements for MWBE for our grants.
The full application requires that the applicant attach required MWBE forms demonstrating how the applicant plans to meet the stated MWBE goal. Please check yes if you plan to submit the required forms. This was included on the AHI Initial Capital Application because we wanted to be sure that all applicants were aware of this requirement.
In the provider category section, do you want just one response or if an applicant qualifies for more than one should they check multiple boxes?
The applicant needs to be able to check at least one box in the Applicant Category to demonstrate that it is an eligible entity. For the AHI Initial Capital Application you can check as many as apply but be aware that the DOH full CRFP instructs the applicant to “Check one.”
In the example re the capital mini-application – it mentions (as an example) a HIT related project. It is my understanding that HIT related projects were being submitted collectively and not part of this. If a project description as currently written – (e.g. Hospital to Home Care) includes necessary HIT capital, is it to be submitted at this time using the application, or deferred to a larger HIT capital? Or both?
I am looking at the capital budget template and since most of what I will be submitting is HIT related, I am looking for input from both our software provider as well as the IT Committee. Is there a mechanism that you would recommend for initiating contact with the IT Committee?
ANSWER 3a and 3b
Organizations that have HIT needs should submit the project as an AHI Initial Capital Application. AHI will be submitting a regional full CRFP HIT application, but we will be using the Initial Capital Application process to gather information about partner and regional needs. For questions and to initiate contact with the IT Committee please contact Bob Cawley, AHI Director of Medical Home Initiatives, at [email protected] or 518- 480-0111 ext. 32002.
Reminder: the Initial Capital Application is due to AHI by Tuesday, 12/30, at 5 pm.