The award can be used for programs that have clear goals to improve the health or health care of a specific population.

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield will grant $95,000 in Community Health Awards to nonprofits in upstate New York. Nonprofit organizations in the health insurer’s 31-county upstate region are invited to apply for an award of up to $4,000 each.

The insurer’s Rochester region encompassing Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties.

The award can be used for programs that 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 deadline to submit an application for an award is Monday, Feb. 19. For information and the online application, go to www.ExcellusBCBS.com/Community. Awards will be announced in March.