Innovation Award Program

Update on March 9, 2018: As of Monday, March 5, we have emailed a confirmation to all lead applicants that submitted an Innovation Award application confirming receipt of their submission. The email was sent by If a lead applicant submitted an application and did NOT receive a confirmation, please reach out to the OneCity Health support desk at or 646-694-7090 right away.

Program Background

During the first half of the New York State DSRIP program, OneCity Health worked with partners to develop an Integrated Delivery System and implement targeted programs to meet DSRIP goals. As part of the evolution towards a value-based payment environment, OneCity Health launched the $5 million Innovation Award program on January 29, 2018. This program will support Performing Provider System (PPS) partners in designing and implementing innovative programs to improve the health of the patients and clients we serve and reduce avoidable use of the health care system.

And in the spirit of the DSRIP program – OneCity health strongly encourages collaboration among partners (click for partner contact list) and focusing on the social determinants of health. All partners with a signed Master Services Agreement (MSA) as of January 1, 2018 are eligible to submit an application.

OneCity Health expects to fund up to 10 awards in total; awards are expected to be in the range of $250,000 – $1,000,000 per selected application.

On this page, please find the program application, timeline, and criteria. The application includes more details on the program and process. Additional resources and information, such as Q&As, will be posted as it becomes available.

Please note, applications are due to OneCity Health by March 2, 2018.

Questions and answers, updated February 20, 2018: As part of our February OneCity Health Partner Webinar we addressed all questions submitted to our support desk through February 7, 2018. The webinar slides are available here. During the webinar, we received a number of additional questions. Click here to view a Q&A stemming from that webinar.

Submitting an application: Please submit all applications to

If an applicant is having issues completing the application in the PDF provided by OneCity Health, they can provide all information in a Word Document that adheres to the requirements and page limits outlined in the application. If possible, please convert the word document to a PDF prior to submission.

Priority Outcome Measures: Applicants for the OneCity Health Innovation Awards are asked to describe how their proposal impacts DSRIP Outcome Measures. To help, click here for OneCity Health’s priority Outcome Measures.

Program Application

Download Program Application

Innovation Awards Timeline

Key EventsDate
Application distributedJanuary 29, 2018
Questions due to the OneCity Health Support DeskFebruary 7, 2018
Innovation Award Webinar (Participation Required)February 13, 2018
Applications Due to OneCity HealthMarch 2, 2018
Announcement of Innovation AwardsWeek of March 30, 2018 (estimated)
Projects Begin May 1, 2018

Innovation Award Selection Criteria

Selection CriteriaWeighting
Quality of proposal: Thoroughness of planning; clarity of writing; appropriateness of budget; all required sections included and addressed15%
Fit with Innovation Award objectives and potential impact on DSRIP measures: Alignment with objectives; expected impact on specific DSRIP measures; focus on quantification25%
Innovation: Degree of innovation; description of how program can affect critical drivers of health and outcomes, including social determinants of health20%
Likelihood of success: Demonstrated capabilities and results of the people and organizations involved, evidence of past partnerships (as appropriate)20%
Potential long term impact: Scope of impact on patients and clients (across region OneCity Health serves); opportunity to expand program if positive; measurement plan to document quantitative results; and measurement expertise20%