Special Projects Fund


March 13, 2018

Priority Area

Special Projects Fund



The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) has a broad mission to improve the health of all New Yorkers, especially the most vulnerable. NYSHealth’s efforts are concentrated on specific priority and focus areas, but to ensure flexibility and responsiveness to other important health issues, the Special Projects Fund supports projects that are outside of those areas. Projects pertaining to the following priority and focus areas will be INELIGIBLE for funding through the Special Projects Fund: Building Healthy Communities, Empowering Health Care Consumers, or Veterans’ Health.

All projects must have an impact on New Yorkers either at a local, regional, or statewide level. Special Projects Fund awards should be considered one-time, nonrenewable funding opportunities. NYSHealth issues two funding cycles for Special Projects Fund through a request for proposals (RFP) each year.

How to Apply

Step 1: All applicants are required to complete an online inquiry form. Deadlines and a link to the online inquiry form are below. For detailed guidelines, review the online inquiry form instructions.

Step 2: After reviewing all inquiry forms, NYSHealth staff members will select applicants to submit a full proposal online. Selected applicants will be e-mailed specific submission instructions. Deadlines for the full proposal are below.

Important Deadlines

Funding Cycle One has concluded. See recipients of the first grant cycle

Funding Cycle Two:
Online Inquiry Form: March 13, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
Full Proposal Invitation/Declination Notification: Mid-April 2018
Full Proposal Due Date (invited applicants only): May 16, 2018, at 1:00 p.m.
Award Notification: Beginning of October 2018

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