Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is offering $90,000 in Community Health Award grants to support nonprofit health and wellness programs in upstate New York.

Nonprofit organizations can apply for a maximum $4,000 award. The programs must have clear goals to improve the health or health care of a specific population.

Programs that improve the health status of the community, reduce the incidence of specific diseases, promote health education and further overall wellness will be considered.

“The company’s community health awards demonstrate a corporate commitment to support local organizations that share our mission as a nonprofit health plan,” said Holly Snow, community health engagement director. “These awards complement our existing grants and sponsorships with agencies that work to enhance quality of life, including health status, in upstate New York.”

The application period will close Feb. 17. Awards will be announced in March.

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