Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health Information Technology

Funding Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services

NOTE: This is a Forecasted Opportunity.


This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) seeks Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health Information Technology (Health IT) to address well-documented and fast emerging challenges inhibiting the development, use, and/or advancement of well-designed, interoperable health IT, which is scalable across the health care industry. Solutions are expected to further a new generation of health IT research and inform the development, implementation, and refinement of standards, methods, and techniques for overcoming major barriers and challenges in an innovative fashion as they are identified. It is critical that the field of health care innovate and leverage the latest technological advancements and breakthroughs far quicker than it currently does to optimize real-time solutions, especially in areas which are ripe for acceleration. Additional information and guidance for FY23 funding will be released by way of a Special Emphasis Notice.



Estimated Post Date: Mar 01, 2023

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Eligibility Requirements

This is a competitive funding opportunity open to public or non-profit private institutions, such as a university, college, or a faith-based or community-based organization; units of local or state government, eligible agencies of the federal government, Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (federally recognized, other than federally recognized, and tribally designated organizations).

Applicant organizations may submit more than one application, provided that each application is scientifically distinct.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

May 1, 2023