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    Statewide Resources - Coronavirus

    Information Related to Day Service Retainer Program and Group Community Habilitation-Residential (Group CH-R)

    Attachment 1 - Group CH-R Memorandum
    Attachment 2 - Emergency Funding Day Service Retainer Program Memorandum
    Attachment 3 - COVID-19- DDRO Service Authorization Notice to Supervised IRA Providers Participating in Group CommunityHabilitation Residential Program
    Attachment 4 - Group CH-R Email Blast
    Attachment 5 - Life Plan-Staff Action Plan Addendum
    Attachment 6 - Day Service Retainer Program FAQ
    Attachment 7 - Residential Day Service Program Billing Guidance
    Attachment 8 - Relief for Supervised IRA Agencies FAQ
    Attachment 9 - Group CH-R Billing Flow

    New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

    OPWDD COVID-19 Procedures and Practices - An overview of PPE and hygiene practices for DSPs.

    Coronavirus Guidance for OPWDD Service Providers - Community Habilitation, Day Program Suspension, DSPs Deemed Essential Employees, Employee Time and Attendance, Essential Businesses, Family Care, Health Homes, Intermediate Care Facilities, IRA's Community Residences and Private Schools, Large Gatherings and Public Spaces, No Visitors Poster, Quarantine and Isolation Measures, Site Visits, Telehealth, Training & Recertification, Billing for Day Services, Community Outings & Home Visits

    Protect Yourself and Your Family From Coronavirus

    PPE Requests
    PPE: Emergency Operations Centers Contact Information
    NYC: Personal Protective Equipment Supplies Request Form 
    NYC should email the form above to: [email protected]

    New York State Department of Health (DOH)
    Information for Providers

    General Information and Updates

    NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Guidance Documents
    Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) Home Visit Considerations for Staff of Organizations that Provide Services that Necessitate Prolonged, Close Contact

    CDC Guidance Document: Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019

    DOHMH Preamble to CDC Guidance

    Grant & Funding Opportunities

    For additional grant & funding opportunities, visit our Financial Resources page.

    Council on Foundations - Chart of Grant Opportunities

    NY Health Foundation Grant Opportunities to support COVID-19 response and relief efforts throughout New York State.

    Small Business Guidance & Loans and Payroll Protection Program
    More Information: NY Alliance CARES Act Webinar with Small Business Administration & Great Tie Consulting

    NYC Covid-19 Response & Impact Fund
    The NYC Covid-19 Response & Impact Fund, administered by the New York Community Trust, will provide $75 million in grants and interest-free loans to small and midsize nonprofits in the city to help them respond to emerging needs and continue their work. Of particular interest are nonprofit groups in New York that work in arts and culture and human services and will suffer financial losses from the coronavirus pandemic. Applications are due May 30.

    Telehealth Funding Opportunity:
    The Covid-19 Telehealth Program will provide $200 million in funding, appropriated by Congress as part of the CARES Act, to help health care providers provide connected care services to patients at their homes or mobile locations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The portal for applications for this program will open on Monday, April 13th. Additional information on the program and its application guidelines can be found here.

    NY Alliance Statewide Resources

    Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation Trainings & Discussions
    The Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation (RCWT) has begun a series of online learning and discussion sessions for connecting with the workforce during this time of crisis. All providers of services to people with disabilities are encouraged to attend these trainings and discussions.

    Managed Care Community of Practice Compendium & Webinars
    In order to make your search for up-to-date information simpler, the Managed Care Community of Practice (MC-COP) has compiled all official COVID-19 guidance and resources released to date. This page will be updated to include timely information as the crisis evolves. MC COP is also holding webinars in collaboration with OPWDD on several pertinent topics during this time. To register for these webinars or view recorded webinars, click here.

    New York Housing Resource Center (NYHRC) Resources
    The NYHRC has developed a list of helpful resources for people we support who live in the community and who are employed, have been laid off and have no income. Resources include information on: stimulus package & SSI participants, unemployment guides, food locators and SNAP, EITC, ISS, mental health.