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Access to Home for Medicaid Recipients Program

Grants to New York Nonprofits and Agencies to Modify
the Homes of Individuals with Disabilities that Qualify for Medicaid

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New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) - Housing Trust Fund Corporation (HTFC) - Office of Community Renewal (OCR)

Deadline Date:

01/15/21 4:00 PM EST


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Grants to New York nonprofit organizations and local government agencies to improve housing accessibility for individuals with disabilities that qualify for Medicaid coverage. Eligible projects include home adaptations and modifications that allow individuals to retain independence and avoid institutional care.

This program provides financial assistance to make dwelling units accessible for low- and moderate-income persons receiving Medicaid and living with a disability. Assistance with the cost of adapting homes to meet the needs of those with disabilities will enable individuals to safely and comfortably live in their residences instead of residing in an institutional setting. The Access to Home for Medicaid program has a secondary long-term goal of lowering health care costs

Eligible participants are individuals that meet the three criteria below:

  • Income at or below 80 percent of area median income (120 percent of area median income for veterans who are certified by the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs or the Department of Defense as entitled to receive disability payments for a disability incurred in time of war);
  • Individual has a disability or have substantial difficulty with daily living activities due to aging; and
  • The individual is a Medicaid Recipient.

The assisted residential unit must be the primary, permanent residence of the eligible participant. The primary residence may be owner-occupied or a rental unit. Applicants proposing to assist rental units must ensure that Access to Home for Medicaid Recipient funds are not used to replace other resources available to building owners. Owners of rental units who are obligated to provide accessibility improvements as a condition of receiving other governmental assistance may not use Access to Home for Medicaid Recipients funds to pay for those improvements.

Grant funds may be used to assist homeowners to complete accessibility modifications to adapt or retrofit homes for persons with disabilities. Rehabilitation activities reimbursable by grant funds may only include accessibility modifications designed to address the needs of the person with disabilities or substantial difficulty with daily living activity due to aging. Examples include: wheelchair ramps and lifts, handrails, doorway widening, and roll-in showers. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173687

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The minimum request amount is $75,000. The maximum request amount is $150,000.

A maximum of $25,000 per unit is allowable. This cap is inclusive of both hard costs for accessibility modifications, soft costs and project delivery fees.

Term of Contract:

The grant agreement term shall not exceed twenty-four (24) months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants for the Access to Home for Medicaid Recipients program are units of local government and organizations incorporated under the New York State Not-For-Profit Corporation Law, that have substantial experience in adapting or retrofitting homes for persons with disabilities.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Register for December 3, 2020 Application Training Webinar here:

Pre-Application Information:

RFA Open Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Application Deadline: Friday, January 15, 2021

Applications for 2020 program funding must be submitted through HCR’s Community Development Online (CDOL) application system no later than 4:00 PM, EST, Friday, January 15, 2021. CDOL will not accept applications after the stated deadline and applications received after this deadline will not be processed or considered for funding.

Applicants may make a request, based on demonstrated need, to submit a paper application in lieu of using HCR’s CDOL.

CDOL Application Instructions:

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Please contact the OCR staff at with questions.

Requests for approval to submit a paper application must be sent to:

NYS Homes and Community Renewal
Office of Community Renewal
The Hampton Plaza, 4th Floor South
38-40 State Street
Albany, NY 12207
ATTN: State Programs 2020 RFA

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