Standards Development Organization Collaboration to Enhance Standards Alignment, Testing, and Measurement


To establish a mechanism for ongoing collaboration among ONC and various SDOs. It aims to provide support to these organizations for standards and interoperability work within these organizations portfolio?s that is of mutual interest to ONC. Additionally, it is anticipated that these ongoing cooperative relationships could include specific work aimed at the range of different technical standards developed and maintained by these SDOs, how those standards align with other SDOs work, and how to measure the use of published standards.

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.
Public Health Service Act and P.L. 109-149 Department of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education and related agencies Appropriations Act
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Applicants must be a United States-based non-profit institution or organization, state or local government, agency or group.
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
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
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 timeframe, and the total approved budget.
September 30, 2015
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
Not applicable.
Renewals will be available if the applicant is able to successfully show progress towards achieving specified goals.
How are proposals selected?
A panel that may include both expert peer reviewers and Federal staff will review the applications to ensure that it meets the responsiveness and screening criteria outlined in this section. The purpose of this review is to determine if the approach and strategy are aligned with grant requirements. The detailed results of this review will be shared with the applicants upon request. The applications will be scored according to the following point system: 1. Discussion and Understanding of the Project 2. Technical Approach 3. Personnel Qualification and Past Performance 4. Management Plan 5. Budget Plan
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 ONC Project Officer prior to award of the 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
Funds are available during the performance period. Funds are released through the Payment Management System.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT Attn: Mera Choi and Carmen Smiley 200 Independence Ave, SW Suite 729-D Washington, DC 20201
Headquarters Office
Carmel Halloun
330 C Street SW
Washington , DC 20201 US
Phone: 2027202919
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$100,000.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 FY 17$100,000.00; FY 16 -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Average of $100,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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