Presentation on theme: "New York State SSBG / SSS Bidders Conference July 16, 2013 Draft and Confidential1."— Presentation transcript:
New York State SSBG / SSS Bidders Conference July 16, 2013 Draft and Confidential1
Focus Areas and Initial Allocations Repair, renovation and rebuilding ($70 million) Uncompensated operational costs to provide critical services during Superstorm Sandy ($83.7 million) Ongoing support and social services ($31.3 million) Flexibility to ensure that additional eligible social services needs can be addressed ($15 million) Draft and Confidential2
Repair, renovation and rebuilding 1. Unreimbursed costs of facility repair, rebuilding and renovation, including installation of back-up power systems, for child care providers, health and mental hygiene facilities, senior centers and similar facilities, and other health and human services facilities in response to Superstorm Sandy (Initial Allocation: $70 million) Draft and Confidential3 All allowable repairs, renovation and rebuilding will be for costs: – Directly related to the impact of Sandy and – That are unreimbursed from other public and private sources (no duplication of benefits) Impacted facilities are those that were damaged/destroyed by Sandy. Facilities that were damaged/destroyed may rebuild to a greater level of resilience, such as by installing back-up power systems or elevating building systems above flood levels.
Uncompensated operational costs to provide critical services during Superstorm Sandy 2. Reimbursement to providers and State agencies for child care, health, mental health, behavioral health, employment, senior-focused and other direct service delivery costs and costs of lost and damaged materials and supplies incurred as a result of Superstorm Sandy (Initial Allocation: $80million) Draft and Confidential4 For costs that are unreimbursed from other public or private sources (e.g. FEMA, Private Insurance) There will be monitoring that incorporates review and on-site sampling Revenue loss is not eligible for reimbursement
Uncompensated operational costs to provide critical services during Superstorm Sandy 3. Reimbursement to food banks, food pantries and related organizations and public agencies for costs resulting from increased demand for food relief during and following Superstorm Sandy(Initial Allocation: $3.7 million) Draft and Confidential5 For costs that are unreimbursed from other public or private sources (e.g. FEMA, Private Insurance) There will be monitoring that incorporates review and on-site sampling
Ongoing support and social services 4. Enhanced child care, food/nutrition, health, mental health, behavioral health, employment, legal, senior-focused, volunteer coordination, case management and other direct services for Sandy-impacted New Yorkers through the conclusion of the SSBG allowable expenditure period (Initial Allocation: $25.3 million) Draft and Confidential6 Services must be provided to populations 1) with a geographic connection to Superstorm Sandy and/or 2) that are SSBG-eligible, and that have enhanced needs as a result of Sandy or that are at risk of becoming SSBG-eligible as a result of Sandy.
Ongoing support and social services 5. Equipment and supplies required to deliver enhanced services in Sandy- impacted areas (Initial Allocation: $6 million) Draft and Confidential7 Services must be provided to populations 1) with a geographic connection to Superstorm Sandy and/or 2) that are SSBG-eligible, and that have enhanced needs as a result of Sandy or that are at risk of becoming SSBG-eligible as a result of Sandy.
Flexibility to address additional eligible social services needs 6. Other eligible health and social services costs incurred during Sandy and ongoing needs from facilities and other providers that are not addressed in the first three Focus Areas (Initial Allocation $15 million) Draft and Confidential8 Services must be provided to populations 1) with a geographic connection to Superstorm Sandy and/or 2) that are SSBG-eligible, and that have enhanced needs as a result of Sandy or that are at risk of becoming SSBG- eligible as a result of Sandy.
Our Approach Transparent and open solicitation to identify the broadest set of eligible providers/costs to participate in Sandy SSBG funding; If eligible applicants exceed available funding, the State will use objective criteria to prioritize. Draft and Confidential9
Eligible Costs Traditional SSBG-funded services: Adoption Services Case Management Services Congregate Meals Counseling Services Day CareAdults Day CareChildren Education and Training Services Employment Services Family Planning Services Foster Care ServicesAdults Foster Care ServicesChildren Health-Related Services Home-Based Services Home-Delivered Meals Housing Services Independent/Transitional Living Services Information and Referral Services Legal Services Pregnancy and Parenting Services Prevention and Intervention Services Protective ServicesAdults Protective ServicesChildren Recreational Services Residential Treatment Services Special ServicesDisabled Special ServicesYouth at Risk Substance Abuse Services Transportation Services Other Services Draft and Confidential10 In addition, the Sandy SSBG supplemental appropriation also allows funding to be used for: Renovation, repair and rebuilding services Health care and mental health services
Evaluation and Scoring Need: How does the proposal provide services / benefits to a vulnerable population (i.e. those with significant healthcare and/or human services needs, high poverty rates or other community characteristics that may indicate a need for social services) that was impacted by Superstorm Sandy or address the recovery needs of a facility serving a vulnerable population that was impacted by Superstorm Sandy? (Maximum of 40 points) Impact: To what extent will the proposal have a meaningful impact on addressing the identified needs of the vulnerable population impacted by Superstorm Sandy, including by demonstrating the appropriateness of the approach to meet the needs of the target population? (Maximum of 30 points) Availability of Alternative Funding: To what extent are there viable alternative sources of funding available to accomplish the same goals without seeking SSBG funding? (Maximum of 20 points) Draft and Confidential11
Evaluation and Scoring Resiliency: While addressing the immediate needs of those impacted by Superstorm Sandy, how does the proposal, as a collateral benefit, also promote future resiliency by addressing location- and population-based vulnerabilities and, for capital projects, proposing to rebuild/repair to a greater level of resilience? For non-capital projects, commitment to resilience may be demonstrated by the organization having an existing preparedness plan, among other strategies. (Maximum of 10 points) The inter-agency review committee may award supplemental points for applications that address an otherwise unmet need, ensure availability of funding to the full range of health and human services providers and/or demonstrate that funding is essential to the applicants ability to operationally recover from Sandy. (Maximum of 15 points) Draft and Confidential12
Requirements All applications must be complete in order to be evaluated. The State may contact applicants for supplementary information, as needed. In the event of a tie in evaluation, the committee will take a vote to select an award; if the vote is tied, then the projects will receive proportional funding. Awards to non-profit applicants will be contingent upon their successful completion of the Pre-Qualification Process prior to signing a contract for SSBG funds. Awards to for-profit applicants will be contingent upon successful demonstration of applicant responsibility based on the Vendor Responsibility Questionnaire. Following an initial round of funding, the State may adjust allocation levels within and among the Focus Areas based on the level of response from eligible applicants with high-quality proposals. Any changes in allocations will be posted for public review prior to being implemented. The State will continue to fund eligible projects in order of their evaluation results until all funds are exhausted. The State reserves the right to fund proposals in whole or in part. Draft and Confidential13
Requirements Program Plan/Narrative – The answers to the following questions in Section 3.2 will be evaluated and assigned all or a proportionate amount of points based on the criteria on page 11 of the RFP. For each Funding Opportunity the applicant is applying for, the applicant must: Provide a brief description of the purpose and outcomes. Need/Impact Describe the relevant impact of Superstorm Sandy on the provider, its facilities and/or the population it serves that this proposal is intended to address. Need/Impact Describe the SSBG-eligible vulnerable population the proposal would serve. Need/Impact Describe how the proposal would meet the identified needs of the target population and the intended impact. Need/Impact Describe how the proposal will make the applicant and/or the target population it intends to serve more resilient for future severe weather events. Resiliency Describe where the proposed funds would be utilized/location to be served (e.g., neighborhood, city, county). Need Applications that address an otherwise unmet need, ensure availability of funding to the full range of health and human services providers and/or demonstrate that funding is essential to the applicants ability to operationally recover from Sandy. Budget Narrative – Will address Availability of Alternative Funding Draft and Confidential14
Important Dates Informational Meeting / Technical Assistance 7/16/13 Submittal of Questions Deadline 7/22/13 Posted Date of Answers 7/31/13 Proposal Submission Deadline 8/30/13 at 3:00pm Contract TermStart date no earlier than 09/01/13 End date no later than 09/30/15 Draft and Confidential15