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The Blue Ribbon Foundation of BCNEPA is Accepting Proposals

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By: Anthony Matrisciano
January 14, 2013

Wilkes-Barre, PA– The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania is now accepting proposals for its first grant cycle of 2013.  Applications must be received electronically by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, to be considered.

Non-profit, 501(c)(3) organizations located in and serving The Foundation's 13-county service area (Bradford, Carbon, Clinton, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Sullivan, Tioga, Wayne and Wyoming Counties) may submit proposals for health and wellness projects under The Foundation's Mini-Grant, Impact Grant and Access to Health Care for the Uninsured and Underinsured Grant categories.

For more information on eligibility requirements and funding priorities, and to download the electronic application, visit

BCNEPA established its private, nonprofit Blue Ribbon Foundation in 2002 to invest in health education and prevention initiatives that produce measurable health improvements and help manage long-term health costs for the residents of northeastern and north central Pennsylvania.  During its first decade of service, The Foundation has awarded nearly $10 million in grant funding to 170 nonprofits to help meet the health and wellness needs of more than 186,000 at-risk individuals.

About Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania

Headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. BCNEPA offers a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services to more than 540,000 individuals in 13 counties in northeastern and north central Pennsylvania. The company’s mission is to provide integrated health care services and products to improve the quality, accessibility and affordability of health care in the populations it serves.