Today, the New York State Department of Health announced the disbursement of $323 million in enhanced Federal Medicaid Assistance Percentage (eFMAP) funds to counties. The funds, included as part of the Families First Coronavirus stimulus package passed by Congress and signed by the President in March were designed to provide states and counties with funding that would help them through the national health emergency brought on by the novel coronavirus.
Dan McCoy, Albany County Executive and President of the New York State County Executive’s Association and the National Association of Counties said: “County Leaders applaud the New York Congressional Delegation for securing the additional federal Medicaid funding for the counties. For Albany County, this eFMAP savings will be $2.7 million over the next nine months.
This essential funding will help county government leaders continue to serve the public during these challenging economic times. On behalf of the NYS County Executives’ Association, I would also like to express our sincere appreciation to Governor Cuomo and the NYS Department of Health for their commitment to continue the state cap on local Medicaid expenses. This is an important public health program which serves millions of New Yorkers.”