Doctors Across New York Awards
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) released two new Requests for Applications (RFAs) for the Doctors Across New York (DANY) Loan Repayment and Practice Support programs. This is a rolling application process that will continue until March 30, 2012, or until all the funds have been expended, whichever comes first. The definition of under-served areas is far more flexible than National Health Service Corps requirements. Providers that are not located in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) or Medically Under-served Areas (MUA) can qualify if they identify other indicators.
Successful applicants would be eligible to receive up to $150,000 in loan repayment for a five-year commitment to the provider in an identified under-served area. DOH anticipates making about 40 awards. One-third of the awards will go to New York City, with the remaining awards going to the rest of the state.
Successful applicants can receive $100,000 for a two-year commitment to a provider in the under-served area. In addition to receiving funding for certain aspects of practice support, the funding can also be used for loan repayment for a two-year commitment to the under-served area. DOH anticipates making 70 awards, one-third of which will be in New York City.
Several changes were made in Cycle 2 that differ from Cycle 1:
- Applicants, which can include hospitals, clinics, or private practices, must identify a physician before applying.
- A physician who is starting his or her own private practice may apply independently.
- The eligibility criteria for the physician include:
- must be a U.S. citizen;
- licensed to practice in New York State;
- not currently fulfilling an obligation under any state or federal loan repayment program where the obligation period would overlap with DANY;
- not currently working in an under-served area prior to July 1, 2010; and
- in good standing with the DOH Office of Professional Medical Conduct.
Physicians hired on or after July 1, 2010 are eligible to apply for this funding.
More detailed information about the two RFAs is on the DOH Web site: