NYSHealth Funding Opportunity Now Open: “Advancing Healthy Food, Healthy Lives”

The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to support policies and programs that connect New Yorkers with the food they need to thrive.


Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. The link between food and health is clear. Nutritious food can act as medicine, helping to prevent and manage disease. But too much food, too little food, food that is not nutritious, or food that is not culturally appropriate can have serious health consequences. Through this RFP, NYSHealth seeks to gain a wider understanding of the food issues impacting all regions of the State and learn more about the variety of unique, innovative programs and organizations working to address these issues.


This RFP is open only to organizations based in New York State. We will allow for applicants to partner or subcontract with a non-New York-based organization if it offers resources and expertise beneficial to the project. Through this RFP, awards of up to $300,000 will be granted to organizations for New York-targeted projects. Competitive projects will be committed to improving racial and health equity in New York’s food system.


Applicants must first complete an online inquiry form, with a deadline of June 9, 2021. Selected organizations will be invited to submit full proposals, with a deadline of August 25, 2021.


Read details on the RFP and apply.