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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield to offer health grants

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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has made $25,000 in community health awards available to nonprofit agencies in Central and Northern New York.

According to a company news release, nonprofits in Excellus’s eight-county CNY region, which includes Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence, may apply for an award up to $4,000 to be used “for a program that has clear goals to improve the health or health care of a specific population in the community.”

Awards will be considered for agencies that offer programs focused on activities geared toward improving health status of the community that reduce incidence of specific diseases, community-wide health education, group-specific health education and wellness. The deadline to apply is Aug. 9. For more information, agencies may send an email to

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