The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has announced the availability of funds under the Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program II, established pursuant to Section 2825-e of the New York State Public Health Law. A total of up to $203,782,888 is available through this Request for Applications (RFA #17648) to health care providers that are deemed by the New York State Commissioner of Health to fulfill, or who will fulfill, a health care need for acute inpatient, outpatient, primary, home care, or residential health care services in a community. A minimum of $46,995,507 of this total amount is available for community-based health care providers, which are defined as diagnostic and treatment centers, mental health and alcohol and substance abuse treatment clinics, primary care providers, and home care providers. The objective of the Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program II is to provide grants to health care providers that support capital projects, debt retirement, working capital, or other non-capital projects that facilitate health care transformation activities, including, but not limited to, merger, consolidation, acquisition, or other activities intended to create financially sustainable systems of care or preserve or expand essential health care services. The Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program II RFA can be accessed through the NYSDOH Web site at: http://www.health.ny.gov/funding/ or the Grants Gateway Web site at: http://grantsgateway.ny.gov/. Applications must be submitted in Grants Gateway by 4:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. An informational Applicant Webinar will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET. To register for the Webinar, go to: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?RGID=r113594c23bbb4b2083d35f918506b9a7. Questions regarding the Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program II (RFA #17648) are due by February 9, 2018, and can be e-mailed to: Statewide2@health.ny.gov.