Market Transparency Project for Health IT Interoperability Services Cooperative Agreement Program


The purpose of this program is to increase market awareness and transparency associated with the wide range of costs associated with health IT interoperability services.

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
Must have proven knowledge of and familiarity working with either Health IT interoperability services, developing online tools for crowd sourced reporting, or a combination of the two.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Beneficiaries include healthcare CIOs, CFOs, contracting personnel, sales teams, EHR vendors, application developers, among many others that seek to determine fair market value and costs of various health IT interoperability services.
If applicants intend to apply as a collaborative group, a list of confirmed and potential participants need to be included as part of the application; letters of commitment from confirmed participants will also be required. Applicants must be able to provide sufficient documentation that show their ability to comply with each of the required deliverables, including but not limited to a project plan addressing the SOW from the FOA and proposed timeline, budget proposal on how they would use the award money, existing experience working with crowdsourcing methodologies or how they plan to obtain such expertise, and list of key personnel, including a CV.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
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 timeframe, and the total approved budget.
July 31, 2018 Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals will be reviewed by a review panel comprised of no less than one (1) federal employees and subject matter experts (non-federal employees). Each proposal will receive a score based on strength and merit of their proposals, their ability to meet the scope of their proposed projects and the identified outcomes and objectives, and their use case. Selection criteria will include, but not be limited to: meeting the scope of work requirements, their evaluation and measurement plan, estimated cost of their proposal, if the applicants are leveraging partnerships, and other criteria yet to be determined.
How may assistance be used?
Contracts, Subgrants
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Awardees will be required to submit quarterly progress reports, as well as a program close-out report that should include lessons learned.
if the entity has a total of $750,000 federal funds expended in one year, this program must be rolled into the single audit.
inancial, programmatic, statistical, and other pertinent records, as well as supporting documents
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
Funds are available through the period of performance set for the award, and 90 days after to reconcile and close out. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Carmel Halloun
330 C Street SW
Washington , DC 20201 US
Phone: 2027202919
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 17 est $250,000.00; FY 16$0.00; FY 18 est $0.00;
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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