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Leading Edge Acceleration Projects in Health Information Technology

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.345
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 30, 2022
Application: Aug 15, 2022

For programmatic or technical questions:
Wei Chang
Anastasia Perchem

For grants management or budget questions:
Carmel Halloun


The Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health Information Technology (HIT) program will provide funding to address emerging challenges that inhibit the development, use, and/or advancement of HIT.

One award will be made in each area of interest.

  • Area 1: Address health equity and social determinants of health through innovative, open-source technology tools and electronic health records
  • Area 2: Demonstrate the use of equity-enhancing patient-generated health data for clinical care and research

Individuals who belong to underserved communities are considered a priority. This includes:

  • Black, Latino, Indigenous and Native American persons, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and other persons of color
  • Members of religious minorities
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) persons
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Persons who live in rural areas
  • People who are otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality

Lists of the objectives, required activities, and performance goals for each area are provided in the application instructions.


Eligible applicants include public and nonprofit private institutions, such as:

  • Universities
  • Colleges
  • Faith-based and community-based organizations
  • Units of local and state government
  • Eligible agencies of the federal government
  • Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized)
  • Tribally designated organizations
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $1,000,000 for the first project period
Project period: 2 year project period for the initial award. Additional funding for years 3-5 may be provided, contingent upon availability of funds, meaningful progress, and federal agency priorities
Estimated number of awards: 2, one for each area

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to by June 30, 2022.

Applicant webinar recording

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Black or African American · Health disparities · Health information technology · Hispanic or Latino · LGBTQ+ · Minorities · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Poverty · Research methods and resources

Organizations (2)

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, view details
  • Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, view details

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.