Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health Information Technology (Health IT) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

Background

The Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health IT funding opportunity will address well-documented and fast emerging challenges that inhibit the development, use, and/or advancement of well-designed, interoperable health IT. It is expected to further a new generation of health IT development and inform the innovative implementation and refinement of standards, methods, and techniques for overcoming major barriers and challenges as they are identified.

2024 Special Emphasis Notice (SEN)

ONC published a Special Emphasis Notice (SEN) under the Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health Information Technology (Health IT) funding opportunity NAP-AX-22-001. In 2024, ONC is particularly interested in applications whose specific aims address one of the following areas of interest:

  • Area 1: Develop innovative ways to improve healthcare-data quality to support responsible development of artificial intelligence (AI) tools in healthcare
  • Area 2: Accelerate adoption of health IT in behavioral health settings

The application period closes on July 12, 2024, at 12:00 PM ET.

All Questions about this SEN should be submitted to ONC-LEAP@hhs.gov 

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Informational Session

An informational session was held on at 1:00 PM Eastern on May 21, 2024.

 

2023 Special Emphasis Notice (SEN)

ONC published a Special Emphasis Notice (SEN) under the Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health Information Technology (Health IT) funding opportunity NAP-AX-22-001. In 2023, ONC was particularly interested in applications whose specific aims address one of the following areas of interest:

  • Area 1: Exploring the Use of Advanced Fast Health Care Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) Capabilities
  • Area 2: Identifying Data Quality Improvements for USCDI Data Elements

The application period closed on June 12, 2023.

Informational Session

An informational session was held on April 25, 2023

Presentation Slides [PDF - 14.6 MB]

2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

ONC published a notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) under the Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health Information Technology (Health IT) funding opportunity NAP-AX-22-001. In 2022, ONC is particularly interested in applications whose specific aims address one of the following areas of interest:

  • Area 1: Address Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)Through Innovative, Open-Source Technology Tools, and Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
  • Area 2: Demonstrate the Use of Equity-Enhancing Patient-Generated Health Data (PGHD) for Clinical Care and Research

Notice of Funding Opportunity

Informational Session

An informational session was held on June 28, 2022. A video recording of the informational session is below.

Information Session Presentation Slides [PDF - 14.3 MB]

2021 Special Emphasis Notice (SEN)

The 2021 Special Emphasis Notice (SEN) asked for applications whose specific aims address one of the following areas of interest:

  • Area 1: Referral Management to Address Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Aligned with Clinical Care
  • Area 2: Health IT Tools to Make Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Data Research – and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-Ready

Informational Session

An informational session was held on March 9, 2021. A video recording of the informational session and the presentation slides are below.

Information Session Presentation Slides [PDF - 945 KB]

Past Areas of Interest

2020 Special Emphasis Notice (SEN)

The 2020 Special Emphasis Notice asked for applications whose specific aims addressed one of the following areas of interest:

  • Area 1: Advancing Registry Infrastructure for a Modern API-based Health IT Ecosystem
  • Area 2: Cutting Edge Health IT Tools for Scaling Health Research
  • Area 3: Integrating Health Care and Human Services Data to Support Improved Outcomes

Resources

2019 Special Emphasis Notice (SEN)

The 2019 Special Emphasis Notice asked for applications whose specific aims addressed one of the following areas of interest:

  • Area 1: Standardization and Implementation of Scalable Health Level 7 International’s (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) Consent Resource 
  • Area 2: Design, Develop, and Demonstrate Enhanced Patient Engagement Technologies for Care and Research

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2018 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

The 2018 Notice of Funding Opportunity was specifically interested in innovative solutions and breakthrough advances in the following areas of interest:

  • Area 1: Expanding the scope, scale, and utility of population-level data-focused application programming interfaces (APIs).
  • Area 2: Advancing Clinical Knowledge at the Point of Care.

Resources