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Office of Mental Health

Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI)

New York State is issuing this RFP, for the development and operation of at least 1,200 new units of Supportive Housing for persons identified as homeless with special needs, conditions or other life challenges. This RFP seeks to award the fifth year’s commitment of New York State’s plan to develop 6,000 units over five years. NYS will award service and operating funding for units of housing developed to support the needs of individuals residing in the units.


October 15, 2020

It has been brought to our attention that the Total Other Funds field in the Space/Property Rent budget category is unavailable in the Grants Gateway Expenditure Budget for the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative -Round 5 (2020). For applicants who would like to enter other funds in Space/Property Rent budget category, please enter those amounts in the Other Expenses Detail category, clearly labeled as such. In the type/description field in the Other Expenses Detail category enter Space/Property Rent: followed by the type/description.