Excellus BCBS accepting award applications

Nonprofit organizations in Upstate New York can apply for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Award grants of up to $4,000, which the company is offering to help fund health and wellness programs in Upstate New York.

The application period closes Oct. 22.

All nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organizations in Excellus BCBS’s Utica-Rome-North Country region are invited to apply for an award. The award can be used for programs that have clear goals to improve the health or health care of a specific population.

Any program that aims to improve the health status of the community, reduce the incidence of specific diseases, promote health education and further overall wellness will be considered. For additional information and the online application, go to https://www.excellusbcbs.com/community. Award winners will be announced later this fall.

“The company’s Community Health Awards demonstrate a corporate commitment to support local organizations that share our mission as a nonprofit health plan,” said Eve Van de Wal, regional president, Excellus BCBS.