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NYSHealth Seeks Research Grant Proposals

The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) 2018 Special Projects Fund Request for Proposals has been released, with two funding cycles. For the first funding cycle, applicants must submit an online inquiry form by Oct. 3, 2017. Organizations invited to submit full applications must do so by Nov. 30, 2017. For the second funding cycle, online inquiry forms are due by March 13, 2018 and full proposals by May 16, 2018.

NYSHealth focuses most of its grants on three priority areas: building healthy communities, empowering health care consumers, and veterans’ health. 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, at a local, regional, or statewide level. Besides the three 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; 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 and the full RFP, is posted here.

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