NYSHealth Accepting Applications for Conference Scholarships

The has issued a Request for Proposals for its Sponsoring Conference Participation in Support of Healthy Communities, Consumer Empowerment, and Veterans' Health program

Through the program, NYSHealth will sponsor the attendance of and presentations by community-based organizations, health departments, and other low-resource organizations at local, state, and national conferences related to building healthy communities, empowering healthcare consumers, and meeting the needs of returning veterans and their families. NYSHealth will support both organizations already engaged in this work and those new to the field in New York State.

Scholarships of up to $2,000 per person will be available for up to two attendees from each organization (a maximum of $4,000). Scholarship funding will be used to cover the costs of registration fees, travel and lodging, and incidentals for attendees while at the conference. Indirect costs will not be considered.

Eligible applicants include health departments, community-based organizations, nonprofits, and other low-resource organizations. Applicants must be affiliated or employed through one of those organizations. Government agencies may apply through their fiduciary agents with nonprofit 501(c)(3) status.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

See the New York State Health Foundation for complete program guidelines and application instructions.