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BIP Transformation Funding Opportunity


The New York State Office For People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is pleased to announce the New York State Balancing Incentive Program (BIP) Transformation Fund to provide an unprecedented opportunity for organizations to make strategic investments to transform non-institutional Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) for individuals with developmental disabilities. Specifically, OPWDD is looking for investments that complement the BIP Goals as outlined New York State’s BIP Work Plan available at and the guiding principles of New York’s Health System Transformation for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Agreement (“Transformation Agreement”; see Attachment 5 below).

While New York’s LTSS for individuals with developmental disabilities have made significant progress in meeting the commitments of the Transformation Agreement there is still significant progress to be made in reaching the multi-year plan to achieve robust integrated employment and self-direction models, expand community based housing options and develop a responsive and accountable quality infrastructure. Therefore, the BIP Transformation Fund offers a unique opportunity to engage New York’s broad network of highly qualified Developmental Disabilities providers, advocates and local governments in developing systemic improvements that address barriers encountered when working to transform the system of care for individuals with developmental disabilities.

The New York State Balancing Incentive Program Transformation Fund

Issued by New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, Division or Person Centered Supports and Services, Waiver Unit.

Schedule of Events 

Letter of Intent: 
The purpose of the Letter of Intent is to identify the program areas that the applicant intends on applying for (employment, self-direction, housing, deinstitutionalization, transition to managed care). The Letter of Intent is not binding but its submission is required no later than 5pm on Friday, September 12, 2014.  The LOIs that OPWDD receives will be used for planning purposes only to ensure that appropriate staff are on hand to evaluate and score the Transformation Fund applications that are submitted. If you are interested in making application please email letters of intent to the attention of Kate Marlay at [email protected]. Any questions can be sent to the same email address which will be answered during the teleconference/webinar on September 9th and posted following.
5pm, September 12, 2014
Questions Due (email only): September 3, 2014
Applicant Teleconference/Webinar Registration:
To register for the September 9, 2014 WebEx, please click on the following link:
September 3, 2014
Applicant Teleconference/Webinar: Powerpoint
Presentation/Audio Recording
September 9, 2014
10am to Noon 
Questions, Answers and Updates Posted (on or about): Transformation Fund Modifications, Clarifications, Questions and AnswersSeptember 18, 2014
Applications Due: October 22, 2014

Applications must be received at the following address by the date and time posted on the cover sheet of this RFA. Late applications will not be accepted.*

Contact Information
Kate Marlay
Deputy Director
Division of Person-Centered Supports
Office for People With Developmental Disabilities
44 Holland Avenue – 4TH Floor
Albany, NY 12229
[email protected]