Department of Health Posts DAL 14-03 EQUAL Program for SFY 2013-2014

Shelley Sabo in NYSCAL Notes

The Department of Health is pleased to announce the availability of funding under the Enhancing the Quality of Adult Living (EQUAL) Program. Operators of Adult Homes and Enriched Housing Programs who provide services to individuals receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Safety Net benefits (SN) are eligible for these payments.

The purpose of this program is to enhance both residents’ quality of care and life experience in adult care facilities. All facility operators that apply will receive a per person amount based on the number of SSI and Safety Net residents reported on their 2012 census. An additional funding allotment will be provided to facilities with a capacity of 100 beds and under. EQUAL payments shall be made for the purpose of providing quality care and services to eligible residents to better meet resident needs and improve the physical environment of a facility.

Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

The DAL can be found on the NYSCAL website at http://www.nyscal.org/files/2014/01/DAL_EQUAL_2014.pdf.  NYSCAL encourages all providers to read the DAL in its entirety.