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Access to Home Program

Grants to New York Agencies and Nonprofits to
Modify the Homes of Individuals with Disabilities

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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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

Description:

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Grants to New York local agencies and nonprofit organizations for home modifications to improve accessibility for individuals with disabilities. Funding is intended for a range of home adaptations and modifications, including modifications to entryways, doorways, and bathrooms, to allow individuals to safely and comfortably continue or return to live in their residences instead of residing in an institutional setting.

Eligible participants are individuals that meet the two 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); and
  • Individual has a disability or have substantial difficulty with daily living activities due to aging.

The assisted residential unit must be the primary, permanent residence of the eligible participant. Assisted units must be occupied as the permanent residence of a household with 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).

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#: 193460

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,000,000

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 program are units of local government and organizations incorporated under the New York State Not-For-Profit Corporation Law, that have been providing relevant service to the community for at least one year prior to application.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Register for December 3, 2020 Application Training Webinar here: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=ebd3044d6a230522b90d068d84683b001

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: https://apps.hcr.ny.gov/cdonline/help/ApplicationInstructions.htm

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://apps.hcr.ny.gov/SingleSignon/

Please contact the OCR staff at OCRinfo@nyshcr.org 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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