Closing the Gap Between Standards Development and Implementation


To establish a mechanism for ongoing long-term collaborative engagement with Health Level 7 International (HL7) in order to support advancements in the technical standards necessary to achieve interoperability among health IT systems, and to reach the milestones identified in the Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of The Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, Pub. L. No. 115-31, Division H, Title II
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Sole source award to Health Level 7 International
Beneficiary Eligibility
The beneficiaries will include all health care organizations and patients using electronic health records.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application must be entered into
Award Procedure
The Notice of Grant Award (NGA) is signed by the ONC Grants Management Officer. The successful applicants' Authorized Representatives will receive the NGA electronically from ONC. The NGA is considered the official authorizing award document. The NGA will include amount of funds awarded, the terms and conditions of the cooperative agreement, the effective date of the award, the budget period for which support will be given, the total project period time frame, and the total approved budget.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
Not applicable.
Renewals will be available if the applicant is able to successfully show progress towards achieving specified goals.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Funds for this cooperative agreement can be used to provide a sub-recipient funds through a contract or subgrant.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Reports will be developed by the ONC Project Officer prior to award of funds.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The assistance is available during the period of performance. Funds are released through the Payment Management System.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Matthew Rahn
Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT
330 C Street, SW
Suite 726-G
Washington, DC 20201 US
Phone: 202-691-2132
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$1,360,000.00; FY 19 FY 20 FY 17$850,000.00; FY 16 est $0.00; - (Cooperative Agreements) FY 18 FY 19 est $1,360,000.00; FY 20 -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR 200 Subparts B through D and F
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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