Opportunity number
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
Bureau of Primary Health Care Health Center Program
Due date
July 16, 2021
Healthcare Information Technologies
Project funding
Up to $2M
Program funding
Funding size
Up to $2M

Optimizing Virtual Care (OVC)

RFP Summary provided by the agency

Fiscal year (FY) 2022 Optimizing Virtual Care (OVC) one-time funding is available for up to 25 health centers on a competitive basis. The purpose of the OVC funding is to support health centers to develop, implement, and evaluate innovative, evidence-based strategies that:

Optimize the use of virtual care to increase access and improve clinical quality for underserved communities and vulnerable populations; and can be adapted and scaled across the Health Center Program. This funding opportunity will support health centers to systematically design, implement, and evaluate ways to optimize the use of virtual care into the future.

If funded, award recipients will actively participate in collaborative learning and evaluation activities with other OVC award recipients through a coordination and evaluation center. Award recipients will provide data and progress updates to the coordination and evaluation center that will facilitate peer learning and evaluate progress and effectiveness of the funded projects to optimize the use of virtual care.

What is the mission and focus of the program: research, social, economic or others?


How do you submit to this opportunity?

Apply on grants.gov

OVC applications require a two-phase submission process:

  • Phase 1 – Grants.gov: Must be completed and successfully submitted to Grants.gov by 11:59 pm ET on July 16, 2021.
  • Phase 2 – HRSA EHBs: Must be completed and successfully submitted by 5:00 pm ET on August 17, 2021.

Who are the target applicants: cities, universities, companies, small business, nonprofits, or others?

Applicants must be existing Health Center Program award recipients currently receiving operational (H80) funding under section 330(e), (g), (h), and/or (i) of the Public Health Service Act.

Additional Useful Links

Agency Announcement: https://bphc.hrsa.gov/program-opportunities/optimizing-virtual-care


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