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Grant Opportunity ID
Department of Health
Grant Opportunity
Doctors Across New York Physician Loan Repayment and Physician Practice Support Programs Cycle VII
Contact Name
Karolyn Garafalo
Contact Email
Solicitation Profile
PLEASE NOTE: Addendum #2, dated 4/10/2020, has been issued for this RFA. Please see full RFA for details.

PLEASE NOTE: Addendum #1, dated 3/25/2020, has been issued for this RFA. Please see full RFA for details.

The New York State Doctors Across New York (DANY) initiative includes several programs collectively designed to help train and place physicians in underserved communities, in a variety of settings and specialties, to care for New York’s diverse population. The DANY Physician Loan Repayment (PLR) and Physician Practice Support (PPS) programs make funds available to help recruit physicians to and encourage them to remain in medically underserved areas of the state. Funding is provided in exchange for a physician’s commitment to work in an underserved area for a three-year period (DANY service obligation period).

This is the seventh DANY PLR/PPS cycle of funding, referenced herein as Cycle VII. Previous cycles awarded funding in amounts that were different for PLR and PPS and that required different lengths of time for the physician’s commitment to work in an underserved area. For Cycle VII, pursuant to changes made by Public Health Law (PHL) § 2807-m (12) in 2016, both PLR and PPS awards will provide up to $40,000 per year for three years to or on behalf of a physician who agrees to practice in an underserved area for the three-year DANY service obligation period. Up to $9 million is currently available under this Request for Applications (RFA), which is expected to result in approximately 75 three-year awards. If additional funds become available, the Department may make additional awards.

Pursuant to PHL § 2807-m, DANY funds can be awarded to: (1) a physician to pay qualified educational debt; (2) a physician to submit the costs of establishing or joining medical practices; or (3) a health care facility to recruit or retain a physician by providing the physician with a sign-on bonus, funds to repay outstanding qualified educational debt, or enhanced compensation. In all cases, 100 percent of the funds ultimately must be distributed to the physician or the physician’s practice.

PLEASE NOTE: The Letter of Interest is not required.

Questions are due February 20, 2020 and answers will be posted on or about February 27, 2020. Please see RFA for further information.

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Full Announcement Details
Applications Due (Date / Time)
June 04, 2020 / 04:00 PM ET
Bidder's Conference(s)/Application Workshop(s)
None available
Anticipated Award DateTuesday, September 1, 2020
Anticipated Initial Contract Length3 Years
Total Funding Available$9,000,000.00
Anticipated Amount of Award(s)$120,000.00
NarrativeDepartment of Health anticipates making 75 awards from this funding opportunity.
Letter of IntentNot Required
Letter of Intent Due
NarrativeSubmission of a letter of intent is not a requirement or obligation upon the applicant to submit an application in response to this RFA. Applications may be submitted without first having submitted a letter of intent.
Questions Due DateThursday, February 20, 2020
Questions and Answers NarrativeAll substantive questions must be submitted in writing to: To the degree possible, each inquiry should cite the RFA section and paragraph to which it refers. Written questions will be accepted until the date posted on the cover of this RFA.
Questions and Answers Posting TypeUpload
Questions and Answers Posting Date2/27/2020 12:00:00 AM
Questions and Answers Link or UploadClick here
Eligible ApplicantsNot-For-Profit, For Profit, Governmental Entity, Individual
Target Population(s)Employment Status - Employed, Organizations - For Profits, Organizations - Not-For Profits
Service Area(s) Education Supports, Workforce Development
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