Innovation Fund 2019

Update 1/28/19: Full Proposal Scoring Rubric Now Available 


The CNY Care Collaborative Innovation Fund was established to fund demonstration projects across the CNY region outside of CNY Care Collaborative's DSRIP Projects & Performance Activities:  

  • To address social & behavioral determinants of health and community health needs 
  • Improve the system of care for patients with Medicaid & who are uninsured 

In 2018 (view a recap of 2018, here), the CNY Care Collaborative Innovation Fund awarded 13 healthcare related projects more than $4.8 Million

For 2019, $8.2M has been allocated.

And now, there’s no maximum award & no limit on the number of proposals eligible organizations may submit

Awards fund 12 months of demonstration project implementation.


> Fund demonstration projects across the CNYCC region that foster cross-sector collaboration between the physical/behavioral health care sector and CBOs and non-traditional partnerships such as the corrections/judicial and school systems.

> Address CNY Care Collaborative Population Health Management Roadmap Goals and Objectives

> Decrease unnecessary hospital utilization by Medicaid/uninsured patients

> Increase primary & preventive service utilization by Medicaid/uninsured patients

> Transform the health care safety-net through the transition to value-based payment

> Keep State Medicaid spending below the Global Spending Cap 

> Promote collaboration and practices that align with our Performance & Outcome Measures 


CNY Care Collaborative encourages partners to submit collaborative proposals

Lead applicants must be safety-net designated CNY Care Collaborative partner organizations with executed Phase III Project Agreements and should be in good standing during Phase II (may factor in selection). Click here to view a list of safety-net partners in good standing

Non-partner organizations are eligible to participate as co-applicants in partnership with an eligible safety-net lead applicants. 


 Innovation Fund Announcement November 6, 2018
 Required Letters of Intent (LOIs) Due to CNY Care Collaborative January 15, 2019 / 5pm EST
 Request for Additional Information February 15, 2019
 Approved LOIs Notified, Rubric Provided March 5, 2019
 Completed Proposals Due April 5, 2019
 CNY Care Collaborative Announces Award Recipients June 18, 2019
 Contract Term September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020


CNY Care Collaborative's Board of Directors have reviewed and approved the scoring rubric for 2019 Innovation Fund full proposals.

CNY Care Collaborative would like to ensure that all interested partner organizations are aware of the scoring rubric categories and point allocations. Organizations that are selected to move forward from their Letter of Intent submission will receive this scoring rubric along with other required documentation.

Please contact with any questions

Letter of Intent Requirements

Letters of Intent were due by 5pm on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 via email to Click here to view the LOI requirements

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)  

View a recording of the Informational Webinar (recorded 11-30-18) | View Presentation Slides

FAQ - created 12-4-18