Sunday, March 28, 2010

NYSHealth Releases Funding

The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) in working to improve the health of New York State residents at this time, has released an application for the onetime non renewable “2010 Special Projects Fund”. The funding is focused on priority areas to expand health insurance coverage, improve the management and prevention of diabetes, and to encourage the integration of substance use and mental health services.

Projects to be considered will:

• Help low income and elderly consumers understand and navigate the healthcare system
• Improve access to healthcare in service areas that have acute shortages
• Address a statewide health system issue to improve the efficiency or effectiveness of the system
• Improve the quality of care in measurable ways
• Support and strengthen safety net providers of healthcare
• Scale up successful programs or services to reach more people
• Provide culturally appropriate programs for underserved populations

NYSHealth will consider proposals from existing nonprofit and for-profit organizations with a significant presence in New York State. Funding requests can range from $50,000 to $1,000,000 with Special Projects fund grants typically in the $250,000 range.

The deadline for the letter of inquiry is May 6, 2010 and the deadline for the full application is May 20, 2010. Grant applications are considered on a rolling basis with two deadlines. Earlier applicants have a higher probability of receiving funding than those who apply later in the calendar year.

Go to http://nyshealthfoundation.or/section/funding/2010_special_projects_fund or go to for more details. For more information or questions, email