March 4, 2020
Special Projects FundDOWNLOAD RFP
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.
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.
How to Apply
Step 1: All applicants are required to complete an online inquiry form. Deadlines for 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.
Funding Cycle One has now closed. Awardees will be notified by the end of March 2020.
Funding Cycle Two:
Online Inquiry Form: March 4, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
Full Proposal Invitation/Declination Notification: Early April 2020
Full Proposal Due Date (invited applicants only): May 11, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
Award Notification: Late September 2020
NOTE: All updates and notifications will come from firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure to check your junk/spam folders and edit your filters, as these e-mails often get redirected.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Special Projects Fund Online Inquiry Form Instructions
- List of 2019 Special Projects Fund Recipients
Learn more about the Special Projects Fund in this video:
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