|SAME AS||No Same As|
|Add Art 2 Title 4 S260, Eld L; amd S1680-j, Pub Auth L|
|Establishes the capital infrastructure improvement and development for older New Yorkers grant program.|
|01/07/2015||REFERRED TO AGING|
|01/06/2016||REFERRED TO AGING|
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 626 2015-2016 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (Prefiled) January 7, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sen. VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Aging AN ACT to amend the elder law and the public authorities law, in relation to establishing the capital infrastructure improvement and development for older New Yorkers grant program The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. Article 2 of the elder law is amended by adding a new title 2 4 to read as follows: 3 TITLE 4 4 CAPITAL INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FOR OLDER 5 NEW YORKERS GRANT PROGRAM 6 Section 260. Capital infrastructure improvement and development for 7 older New Yorkers (CIID NY) grant program. 8 § 260. Capital infrastructure improvement and development for older 9 New Yorkers (CIID NY) grant program. 1. (a) The director of the state 10 office for the aging and the director of the dormitory authority of the 11 state of New York shall enter into an agreement, subject to the approval 12 of the director of the budget, for the purpose of administering the 13 funds available to the capital infrastructure improvement and develop- 14 ment for older New Yorkers (CIID NY) grant program as authorized under 15 section sixteen hundred eighty-j of the public authorities law, in a 16 manner that will encourage improvements in the operation and efficiency 17 of the aging service provider network within the state. 18 Such agreement shall include criteria, to be developed by the director 19 and the director of the dormitory authority of the state of New York, to 20 be considered in their evaluation of applications and determination of 21 awards, including, but not limited to: EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01980-01-5S. 626 2 1 (i) a determination of eligible applicants, provided that such eligi- 2 ble applicants shall include entities representative of any part of the 3 aging service provider network; 4 (ii) a consideration of statewide geographic distribution of funds; 5 (iii) minimum and maximum amounts of funding to be awarded under the 6 program; 7 (iv) the relationship between the project proposed by an applicant and 8 identified community need; and 9 (v) the extent to which the applicant has access to alternative 10 financing. 11 A copy of such agreement, and any amendments thereto, shall be 12 provided to the chair of the senate finance committee, the director of 13 the division of budget and the chair of the assembly ways and means 14 committee no later than thirty days prior to the scheduled approval of 15 the first bond issuance for the program by the public authorities 16 control board. The dormitory authority of the state of New York shall 17 also report quarterly to such chairpersons on the awards made through 18 the program, including the name of the applicant, a description of the 19 project and the amount of the award. 20 (b) The director and the director of the dormitory authority of the 21 state of New York shall award grants to eligible applicants after due 22 public notice of the availability of funds and through a process which 23 ensures to the maximum extent practicable and where appropriate, compe- 24 tition among such applicants. 25 (c) The director and the director of the dormitory authority of the 26 state of New York shall publish the priorities and goals that are to be 27 achieved through grant funding, and regularly provide public notice of 28 the availability of funding. 29 (d) For each project that will be recommended for approval, the direc- 30 tor and the director of the dormitory authority of the state of New York 31 shall report to the chair of the senate finance committee, the director 32 of the division of budget and the chair of the assembly ways and means 33 committee how the project meets the priorities, goals and criteria 34 established pursuant to this section. 35 2. Contracts awarded to eligible applicants shall require that work 36 performed thereunder shall be deemed "public work" and subject to and 37 performed in accordance with articles eight, nine and ten of the labor 38 law and the contractors performing such work shall be deemed a "state 39 agency" for the purpose of article fifteen-A of the executive law and 40 subject to the provisions of such article. 41 3. (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision one of this 42 section, the director and the director of the dormitory authority may 43 award, in an amount not to exceed twenty-five percent of the capital 44 infrastructure improvement and development for older New Yorkers grant 45 program allocation in any given fiscal year, grants to eligible appli- 46 cants without the process set forth in subdivision one of this section. 47 With respect to the process for the awarding of such funds without the 48 process set forth in subdivision one of this section, the director and 49 the director of the dormitory authority of the state of New York shall 50 determine eligible awardees based on whether the director is satisfied 51 that such awardee is an aging network service provider that delivers 52 services supported by the state office for the aging and local AAA 53 networks in compliance with all rules and regulations to assist older 54 New Yorkers to live independently. These funds will ensure the quality 55 of community based services provided through the aging network remain 56 accessible to older New Yorkers, including but not limited to servicesS. 626 3 1 provided in senior centers, respite sites, NORC supported service, 2 social adult day programs services, and others as determined by the 3 director. 4 (b) Notwithstanding subdivisions one and two of this section, sections 5 one hundred twelve and one hundred sixty-three of the state finance law, 6 or any other inconsistent provision of law, of the funds available for 7 expenditure pursuant to this section, thirty million dollars may be 8 allocated and distributed by the director without a competitive or 9 request for proposal process for grants to aging network providers for 10 the purpose of funding infrastructure development and improvements that 11 will ensure the aging service provider network's capacity to continue to 12 serve older New Yorkers. Consideration relied upon by the director in 13 determining the allocation and distribution of these funds shall 14 include, but not be limited to, the following: (i) the quality of 15 service offered by the provider; (ii) the ability of the service provid- 16 er to access, in a timely manner, alternative sources of funding, 17 including other sources of government funding; and (iii) whether addi- 18 tional funding would permit the service provider to achieve greater 19 stability and efficiency in the delivery of needed community based 20 services. 21 (c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision one of this section, 22 the director and the director of the dormitory authority of the state of 23 New York may award, in an amount not to exceed twenty-five million 24 dollars of the capital infrastructure improvement and development for 25 older New Yorkers grant program allocated in any given fiscal year, 26 grants to eligible applicants without the process set forth in subdivi- 27 sion one of this section to provide necessary restructuring support to 28 aging service providers to support infrastructure improvement, technolo- 29 gy upgrade, nutrition services to meet state sanitation codes, service 30 demand, and OAA nutrition standards, building repairs and design 31 improvements and renovations, or for any other capital improvement as 32 approved by the director. 33 4. (a) Prior to an award being granted to an eligible applicant with- 34 out a competitive bid or request for proposal process, the director and 35 the director of the dormitory authority of the state of New York shall 36 notify the chair of the senate finance committee, the chair of the 37 assembly ways and means committee and the director of the division of 38 budget of the intent to grant such an award. Such notice shall include 39 information regarding how the eligible applicant meets criteria estab- 40 lished pursuant to this section. 41 (b) With respect to the process for the awarding of such funds without 42 the process set forth in subdivision one of this section, the director 43 and director of the dormitory authority shall determine eligible awar- 44 dees based on whether, to the satisfaction of the director: (i) the 45 applicant provides an important service to older New Yorkers in allowing 46 them to live independently and age in place; and (ii) the applicant is a 47 provider that is in jeopardy of discontinuation of services based on an 48 unmet need for infrastructure improvements, building repairs, or design 49 improvements and renovations. 50 (c) Prior to an award being granted to an eligible applicant without a 51 competitive bid or request for proposal process, the director and the 52 director of the dormitory authority shall notify the chair of the senate 53 finance committee, the chair of the assembly ways and means committee 54 and the director of the budget of the intent to grant such an award. 55 Such notice shall include information regarding how the eligible appli- 56 cant meets criteria established pursuant to this section.S. 626 4 1 5. (a) Notwithstanding subdivision one, two or three of this section, 2 the director, with the approval of the director of the budget, may 3 expend funds for the purpose of providing cost effective increased 4 access to the capital markets, including but not limited to through the 5 use of mortgage insurance, credit enhancement, letters of credit, bond 6 insurance or other arrangements, for capital projects that are deter- 7 mined to meet the objectives of this section. 8 (b) The director may transfer funds to other state agencies or public 9 authorities, with the approval of the director of the budget, to effec- 10 tuate the purposes of this subdivision. 11 § 2. The opening paragraph of section 1680-j of the public authorities 12 law, as amended by section 54 of part B of chapter 58 of the laws of 13 2005, is amended to read as follows: 14 Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the dormi- 15 tory authority of the state of New York is hereby authorized to issue 16 bonds or notes in one or more series in an aggregate principal amount 17 not to exceed seven hundred fifty million dollars excluding bonds issued 18 to fund one or more debt service reserve funds, to pay costs of issuance 19 of such bonds, and bonds or notes issued to refund or otherwise repay 20 such bonds or notes previously issued, for the purposes of financing 21 project costs authorized under section twenty-eight hundred eighteen of 22 the public health law and section two hundred sixty of the elder law. 23 Of such seven hundred fifty million dollars, ten million dollars shall 24 be made available to the community health centers capital program estab- 25 lished pursuant to section twenty-eight hundred seventeen of the public 26 health law. 27 § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.