The New York State Department of Health has announced that Doctors Across New York (DANY) will begin accepting applications under Cycle VI starting March 7.
DANY is a state funded initiative that offers funding to physicians to practice in underserved areas not limited to HPSAS (Health Professional Shortage Areas). Specifically, via the Physician Practice Support (PPS) and Physician Loan Repayment (PLR) programs, physicians can apply for a $120,000 award in exchange for a three-year commitment to practice in New York State. According to the Department of Health, “PLR and PPS awards will provide up to $40,000 per year for three years to or on behalf of a physician who agrees to practice in an area of need for the three-year DANY service obligation period.” $9 million in funds have been allocated for this award, which will cover 75 three-year awards. Awards are approved on a first come first serve basis, so submit your paperwork to apply or your application ASAP!
Applicants must register in the Grants Gateway in advance of submitting the RFA. This first step of the process requires a notarized account application sent by mail, which can take up to ten days for approval. The Grants Gateway will request a vendor ID. An individual vendor ID can be requested by filling out a W-9 form available on the Grants Gateway website, or if you will be employed by an institution, vendor ID information may be obtained from the finance office of your program.
For those interested in learning more, an informational webinar was held recently and a recording of the webinar was posted to the DANY website after the session. Additionally, a frequently asked questions document is available here.