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2020 Special Projects Fund

Grants to New York Nonprofits and For-Profits
to Improve Health for Vulnerable State Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth)

LOI Date:

03/04/20

Deadline Date:

05/11/20 1:00 PM

Description:

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Grants starting at $50,000 to New York nonprofit and for-profit organizations to improve the health of State residents. An inquiry form must be submitted prior to the full proposal. Funding is intended to support health projects benefiting New Yorkers at a local, regional, or statewide level.

The Special Projects Fund supports projects that fit the Foundation's mission but that are outside their main priority and focus areas (Building Healthy Communities, Empowering Health Care Consumers, and Veterans' Health). 

Projects are coordinated interventions over a specified period of time to achieve measurable results. Although projects that have an impact within one organization or community are eligible, this RFP places emphasis on initiatives that have a large-scale regional or statewide impact on New York State’s health system.

Projects Eligible for Funding Should Include:

  • A clear articulation of need and a focus on vulnerable populations.
  • A clear articulation of opportunity, goals, timelines, objectives, and measurable outcomes.
  • An effective plan for evaluating the measurable impact of the project based on the potential funding to be received.
  • The experience, potential, and readiness of the applicant organization to complete the project successfully.
  • A demonstration of how the project will be financially and programmatically sustainable after one-time grant support from NYSHealth (particularly relevant for projects that start new services). It is important to explain the business plan for sustaining the project.
  • Strong potential for replication elsewhere in New York State or nationally.
  • Information on how and why the initiative represents a special opportunity for NYSHealth funding.
  • A degree of creativity or innovation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179490

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$3,000,000

Number of Grants:

Approximately 5 to 15 organizations are funded annually.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding requests can range from $50,000 to a maximum of $400,000. Special Projects Fund grants are typically in the $250,000 range.

Term of Contract:

Project durations vary but typically are 12 to 36 months. The duration must be commensurate with project activities.

Special Projects Fund awards should be considered one-time, nonrenewable funding opportunities. Only in exceptional circumstances would NYSHealth consider making an additional grant for a project that has been previously funded.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

NYSHealth will consider proposals from existing nonprofit (501[c][3]) and for-profit organizations with a significant ability to impact New York State. Applicant organizations must show that proposed projects further NYSHealth’s mission.

Projects Not Eligible for Funding:

- Projects that address any of the Foundation's priority or focus areas: (1) Building Healthy Communities, (2) Empowering Health Care Consumers, and (3) Veterans’ Health.
- Projects that involve funding of ongoing services or activities similar to the normal activities undertaken by an organization.
- Core support/organizational infrastructure. Core support includes baseline operating and administrative costs, board development, staff development unrelated to the project, and fundraising activities.
- Projects that involve the purchase, installation, or upgrade of health information technology systems, including electronic medical records and other equipment.
- Projects that are biomedical research-oriented.
- Projects that focus on lobbying.
- Capital expenses (e.g., buildings, vehicles, rent)

Pre-Application Information:

Important Deadlines:

Funding Cycle One:
- Online Inquiry Form: October 3, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
- Full Proposal Invitation/Declination Notification: Late October 2019
- Full Proposal Due Date (invited applicants only): December 2, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
- Award Notification: Late 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

How to Apply:
- Step 1: All applicants are required to complete an online inquiry form.
- 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.

Video about the Fund: https://youtu.be/e2aw-jZBXdw

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online Inquiry Form and Portal: https://newyorkstatehealth.foundationconnect.org/GrantsManager/Pages/V3/Portal/Login/Login.aspx?OrgID=00D80000000d0Xg&ReturnUrl=%2fgrantsmanager%2fPages%2fV3%2fPortal%2floi.aspx%3fOrgID%3d00D80000000d0Xg%26InquiryRT%3d012800000003ZmH%26lang%3den

Programmatic questions should be e-mailed to:
specialprojectsfund@nyshealth.org

For technical questions regarding the online application process:
Grants Assistant Elena Pereira
pereira@nyshealth.org
(212) 584-7675 (please leave your telephone number)

New York State Health Foundation
1385 Broadway, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10018
212-664-7656
Info@NYSHealth.org

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