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.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Regents Of The University Of California, San Francisco, The $ 250,000   2017-09-192019-09-18
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Contracts, Subgrants.

Funds under this announcement cannot be used for the following purposes: ? To supplant or replace current public or private funding. ? To supplant on-going or usual activities of any organization involved in the project. ? To purchase or improve land, or to purchase, construct, or make permanent improvements to any building. ? To reimburse pre-award costs.


Eligibility Requirements

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. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

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.


Jul 31, 2018 Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate for application deadlines.


Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, Pub. L. No. 115-31, Division H, Title II.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

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 sum.

Post Assistance Requirements


Awardees will be required to submit quarterly progress reports, as well as a program close-out report.

Reports will be developed by ONC staff prior to award of the funds.

Semi Annual Federal Cash Transaction Reports are required to be submitting to the Office of Procurement and Grants, as well as quarterly cash transaction reports.

Awardees will be required to submit quarterly progress reports.

Yes, expenditure reports will be required as a part of awardee?s quarterly progress reports, as well as a final financial and reconciliation report of award expenditures as part of the program close-out report.

Awardees will be required to submit quarterly progress reports, as well as a program close-out report that should include lessons learned.


This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. 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.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $250,000; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature


Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Carmel Halloun 330 C Street SW, Washington , District of Columbia 20201 Email: Phone: 2027202919

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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.

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