Dear RHP 2:
We are officially calling for new DSRIP projects for DY 3-5 for Region 2. While we do not yet know the final amount of “cap” room in our region, we had approximately $8,000,000 after the last pass. This amount will be prorated by the number of years remaining, but then would possibly grow again based on CMS valuation outcomes. There is also opportunity for our region to secure additional dollars through transfers if other regions do not use their full allotment, mainly due to the inability to secure IGT funding sources. As discussed in our last regional meeting, we will not know the full value of “cap” room (without any regional transfers) in RHP 2 until CMS has approved all submitted DSRIP’s and assigned final valuation, and until we ensure all project withdrawals are made if a provider decides not to proceed after CMS’ final offer. Please be assured that Katrina and I are watching this very closely for the region, and we will report back to the stakeholders what we learn.
In the meantime, if your organization has ideas for new projects, we would like you to complete the [attached document]. The deadline to submit your proposal is 5pm CST on Friday, September 20, 2013. Please submit via e-mail with the subject reading, “PROVIDER NAME – NEW DSRIP PROJECTS FOR REVIEW.” Send to me: firstname.lastname@example.org with a cc: to Bobbie Guyton at email@example.com.
After all submission are in and accounted for the Regional Steering Committee (RSC) for RHP 2 will begin a process using a version of the attached sample scoring template to decide the order the projects move forward and the possible split of funds in RHP 2 based on the outcomes of the scoring process.
It is critical that you remember that an IGT entity must be committed to fund the new DSRIP project(s), and this should be identified up front.
Per HHSC, we anticipate that we will have to submit the prioritized list of three-year projects in October (exact date TBD) and have been told full project descriptions for new three-year projects will be due in December (exact date TBD). Also attached is a [sample scoring template].