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NYSHealth Seeks Research Grant Proposals

The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) 2016 Special Projects Fund Request for Proposals has been released. Applicants must submit an online inquiry form by April 7, 2016, at 1 p.m. Selected organizations will be invited to submit full applications, which will be due by May 25, 2016, at 1 p.m.

NYSHealth focuses most of its grants on two priority areas: building healthy communities and empowering health care consumers. The Special Projects Fund focuses on coordinated interventions that advance NYSHealth's broad mission and have the potential to measurably improve the health of New Yorkers, especially the most vulnerable. Besides the two priority areas, requests not eligible for funding include: (1) those that involve funding of ongoing services or activities similar to the normal activities undertaken by an organization; (2) core support/organizational infrastructure; (3) projects that involve the purchase, installation, or upgrade of health information technology systems; (4) projects that are biomedical research-oriented; (5) projects that focus on lobbying, political activities, or health education campaigns; and (6) capital expenses.

NYSHealth Special Projects Fund awards are one-time, non-renewable funding opportunities. Funding requests can range from $50,000 to $400,000. Special Projects Fund grants are typically in the $250,000 range. More information, including frequently asked questions, is posted here.

Contact: Dan Heim, dheim@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8866