DASNY ANNOUNCES $100 MILLION IN NON-PROFIT INFRASTRUCTURE CAPITAL INVESTMENT PROGRAM (NICIP) GRANTS
Five CP of NYS Affiliates recently received grant funding from the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY). Aspire of Western New York received $306,491; The Upstate Cerebral Palsy Root Farm received $139,313; and Empower ($299,000); CP of NYS - Metro Services ($898,498) and Happiness House ($587,942) also received funding for specific projects.
The projects funded included:
Aspire of Western New York
received funding for Internet Technology items such as a backup virtual server, Hl7 software and server, tablets for community based staff and some hardware to facilitate expansion at their main site.
received funds to replace the roof and HVAC system at the building that houses their administrative facility, school and health clinic.
Upstate Cerebral Palsy
will construct a fire access road and a fire pond and dry hydrants. The request focused on improving safety and providing local fire departments with a water source to fight a fire if one was to occur. The pond will also create recreational opportunities for the individuals they support including fishing and other aquatics based activities.
The Telemedicine Triage Project will replicate a successful pilot program developed in collaboration with the Staten Island PPS and StationMD, a group of Emergency Room Physicians operating a remote triage system. During the pilot, patients living in select residences operated by CP of NYS were able to avoid going to the emergency room 79% of the time. The NICIP grant project will create the infrastructure to scale the program to operate in 106 residences in all five boroughs in NYC. Staff in the residences will be trained to utilize telemedicine equipment which includes a secure wireless laptop, cameras and video, digital stethoscopes and other remote diagnostic devices so that a physician can remotely assess a patient's condition, make an informed decision and direct a course of action.
Their Geneva location is home to Early Intervention, Preschool, Day Care and an Article 16 Clinic site. Most of the current HVAC system is old and beyond its useful life. Many of the location's windows are cracked, do not close with a proper seal, or present opportunities for mold due to water condensation and an outdated, rusting and leaking air conditioning system. The funds received will be used to replace the entire HVAC system and all windows throughout the Geneva location.