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.
This funding opportunity will have a 3-year open application period. ONC may issue future awards under this NOFO to other eligible applicants for future priority areas of interest. This will be contingent on the availability of funds and ONC priorities in fiscal year 2020. Please check back for updates pertaining to the status of LEAP.
Past Areas of Interest
In fiscal year 2019, a Special Emphasis Notice (SEN) 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
An informational session was held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. View recording of the informational session
In fiscal year 2018, this 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)
Past Informational Session
An informational session was held on Thursday, July 12, 2018. View recording of the informational session