Solicitation of Interest #18828 - Telehealth Capital Program.

Grants Gateway ID: DOH01-THCP-2022

(This opportunity will not be available in Grants Gateway until 1/04/2022)

Issued by New York State Department of Health's Office of Primary Care and Health System's Management


The New York State Department of Health (DOH) announces the availability of a total of $1.5 million of the DOH Capital IT Fund to provide grants in support of projects under the Telehealth Capital Program. The objective of the Telehealth Capital Program is to support investments that will create new, community infrastructure to expand telehealth access among low-income, minority, rural, older, and other under-resourced communities whose connectivity gaps and disparate access to health care have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funded projects should address barriers such as lack of internet connectivity, equipment, or private spaces necessary to access telehealth.

A private entity, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), has also pledged additional funds of $1.5 million in support of projects that invest in new community infrastructure to expand telehealth access. RPA will solely administer these private funds and any policy and/or policy decisions regarding the private funds will be made at the sole discretion of RPA. The contact information of applications chosen for awards under this Solicitation of Interest (SOI) will be shared with RPA for their award consideration if the awardee so chooses.

Questions regarding the Telehealth Capital Program (SOI #18828) are due by December 6, 2021 and can be e-mailed to Questions, Answers and Updates will be posted on or about December 13, 2021 in the NYS Contract Reporter. Although the Questions and Answers, Telehealth Capital Program SOI #18828 funding opportunity and related Attachments 1-8 are posted in the NYS Contract Reporter, applications must be submitted in Grants Gateway. Please do not directly respond to this SOI in the NYS Contract Reporter.

Applications will be due over a 2-week period and will be date and time stamped in Grants Gateway. Applications that pass specified pass/fail evaluation criteria will be funded on a "first in/first funded" basis. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application as close to the beginning of the NYS Grants Gateway release date, January 4, 2022, due to this first in/first funded basis. Applications must be submitted in Grants Gateway by Tuesday, January 18, 2022.


Schedule of Events

Contract Reporter Advertisement Date: 11/22/2021
Questions Due: 12/06/2021
Questions, Answers and Updates Posted (on or about): 12/13/2021
Grants Gateway Opportunity Release Date: 01/04/2022
Applications Due in Grants Gateway (no later than) 01/18/2022 by 4:00 PM

NYSDOH Contact Name & Address

  • Megan Prokorym
    Office of Primary Care and Health Systems Management
    NYS Department of Health
    Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower, Albany, New York 12237
    E-mail for questions:

To apply to this opportunity, please go to the NYS Grants Gateway, on 1/04/2022, at the following web address:
(This opportunity will not be available in Grants Gateway until 01/04/2022)

This opportunity will go live in Grants Gateway 01/04/2022. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible online via the Grants Gateway beginning on 1/04/2022, 9AM EST, and must be submitted no later than 01/18/2022 by 4:00 PM. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application as close to the beginning of the release date as possible due to the fact this is a first in/first funded opportunity. Applications must be submitted in the Grants Gateway no later than Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 4:00 PM.

Materials and videos are available for Grantees applying to funding opportunities on the NYS Grants Gateway. Please visit the Grants Management website at the following web address: and select the "Apply for a Grant" from the Apply & Manage menu.. There is also a more detailed "Grants Gateway: Vendor User Guide" available in the documents section under Training & Guidance; For Grant Applicants on this page as well. Training webinars are also provided by the Grants Gateway Team. Dates and times for webinar instruction can be located at the following web address:

To apply for this opportunity:

1. Log into the Grants Gateway as either a "Grantee" or "Grantee Contract Signatory".

2. On the Grants Gateway home page, click the "View Opportunities" button.

3. Use the search fields to locate an opportunity; search by State agency (DOH) or enter the Grant Opportunity name.

4. Click on "Search" button to initiate the search.

5. Click on the name of the Grant Opportunity from the search results grid and then select the "APPLY FOR GRANT OPPORTUNITY" button located bottom left of the Main page of the Grant Opportunity.

Both DOH and Grants Management staff are available to answer applicant's technical questions and provide technical assistance upon issuance of this opportunity and prior to the application due date and time. Contact information for the Grants Management Team is available under Section IV. B. of this Solicitation of Interest.

PLEASE NOTE: Although DOH and the Grants Management staff will do their best to address concerns that are identified less than 48 hours prior to the due date and time, there is no guarantee that they will be resolved in time for the application to be submitted and, therefore, considered for funding.

The Grants Gateway will always notify applicants of successful submission. If a prospective grantee does not get a successful submission message assigning their application a unique ID number, it has not successfully submitted an application. During the application process, please pay particular attention to the following:

  • Applications received from not-for-profit applicants that have not Registered and are not Prequalified in the Grants Gateway cannot be evaluated. Be sure to maintain prequalification status between funding opportunities. Three of a not-for-profit's essential financial documents - the IRS990, Financial Statement and Charities Bureau filing - expire on an annual basis. If these documents are allowed to expire, the not-for-profit's prequalification status expires as well, and it will not be eligible for State grant funding until its documentation is updated and approved, and prequalified status is reinstated.
    • Only individuals with the roles "Grantee Contract Signatory" or "Grantee System Administrator" can submit an application.
    • Prior to submission, the system will automatically initiate a global error checking process to protect against incomplete applications. An applicant may need to attend to certain parts of the application prior to being able to submit the application successfully. You can also run the global error check at any time in the application process. (see p.68 of the Grants Gateway: Vendor User Guide).
    • Grantees should use numbers, letters and underscores when naming their uploaded files. There cannot be any special characters in the uploaded file name. Also, be aware of the restriction on file size (10 MB) when uploading documents.

    The following table will provide a snapshot of which roles are allowed to Initiate, Complete, and Submit the Grant Application(s) in the Grants Gateway.

    Role Create and Maintain User Roles Initiate Application Complete Application Submit Application Only View the Application
    Delegated Admin X        
    Grantee   X X    
    Grantee Contract Signatory   X X X  
    Grantee Payment Signatory   X X    
    Grantee System Administrator   X X X  
    Grantee View Only         X