Frequently Asked Questions

Frequenty Asked Questions

The final budget reviewed and reflected within the PFA must align with the budget approved at the time of award. If you need to make any changes or have concerns, please reach out to your Grant Coordinator. All budget changes must be approved by CDSS and HORNE. For all applicants who did not receive an award with AHP, budget changes will not be allowed after an award has been finalized.

Yes. As long as pre-award costs are not reimbursed, they are considered a sunk cost. All sunk costs, with documentation of paid invoices, can be utilized for the match amount.

Yes. A seller carryback, similar to a traditional bank loan, can be considered match funding brought to the project by the sponsor.

There is no maximum or minimum. Funding should be allocated to the highest and best use related to a county’s goals consistent with the prioritization criteria outlined in Section 204 of the NOFA.

Yes. If program funding is going to a facility, there needs to be a contract in place. The contract can be with the county or its contracted third-party administrator.

ACH payments will be made directly to the banking information the applicant provides.

Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) has a public website where you can search for facilities to get this information. To verify that licensed facilities are in good standing, visit the website here.

Yes. Collaboration between county departments is strongly encouraged. However, one county department is ultimately responsible for the program administration and oversight, as determined by the county and indicated on the director certification.

The acquisition of property is not eligible for CCE Preservation funds. However, funding through the Capital Expansion RFA: CCE Capital Expansion grants can be used for acquisition, construction, and rehabilitation to preserve and expand adult and senior care facilities serving Supplemental Security Income/ State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP) and Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) applicants and recipients, including those who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. While the application portal has closed, applications that were submitted prior to June 1, 2023, will be considered for Capital Expansion grant funding.

Yes. They would be considered eligible residents and could be counted as such. In this scenario, the county should be working with the resident county to ensure no duplication of funds.

Yes. The residents receiving SSI, regardless of other supports they may be receiving, would count toward the eligibility numbers.

To be eligible for CCE Operating Subsidy Payment (OSP) funds, facilities must confirm operational deficit amounts are a result of applying all existing revenues, regardless of funding source, to operational expenditures. If, after incorporating all existing revenues available to either the facilities planned operational budgets or actual financials, they still have a deficit, they may be eligible to receive OSP funds. Counties may consider working with facilities to ensure they are braiding funding appropriately and supplementing funds and not supplanting.

A new portal and system of record is under development. Once finalized, counties will be provided a link and login information to access the portal.

No. If the PFA has already been executed, you will not need to create a new PFA.

For more information about CCE Program funding and deadlines, visit our Funding Overview page.

You will be assigned a main point of contact from HORNE who will serve as your grant coordinator throughout the process. A representative from HORNE will contact you to schedule a one-on-one meeting with your new grant coordinator to discuss your CCE award in detail and answer any questions you may have.

Following the transition of the CCE third-party administrator from Advocates for Human Potential to HORNE, all materials related to the CCE program were transferred into a new system of record managed by HORNE. Additional information or clarification may be requested as CDSS and HORNE continue review of your application.

The transition is part of our ongoing mission to expand the state’s housing and care continuum, improve housing stability, and prevent the cycle of homelessness or unnecessary institutionalization. We expect this transition to benefit CCE awardees as the program continues to evolve. HORNE will utilize processes and systems already being implemented in similar programs supporting vulnerable populations.

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