Licensure Portability Program

The summary for the Licensure Portability Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Health Resources and Services Administration, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Licensure Portability Program: This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Licensure Portability Program (LPP). The primary purpose of the LPP is to provide support for state professional licensing boards to carry out programs under which licensing boards of various states cooperate to develop and implement state laws and related policies that will reduce statutory and regulatory barriers to telemedicine. Though this program's statute refers to telemedicine, for the purposes of this notice, the terms telemedicine and telehealth are interchangeable. Telehealth is defined as the use of electronic information and telecommunication technologies to support and promote long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health, and health administration. Technologies include video conferencing, the internet, store-and-forward imaging, streaming media, and terrestrial and wireless communications. Through telemedicine technologies, a health care professional may deliver care from a distant site in a separate state from the patient's originating site. This wide reach has allowed telemedicine to emerge as a promising modality for increasing health care access, especially in rural areas and communities with workforce shortages. While telemedicine has the capacity to facilitate the delivery of health care over long distances, there may be statutory or regulatory barriers to delivering care across state lines. Licensure policies may differ from state to state, and individual states may require a license in the state where the patient is located. To address this, this program seeks to support innovative multi-state collaborations that would enable licensed health care professionals to practice telemedicine across states (i.e., licensure portability). This notice of funding opportunity solicits applications from a broad range of licensing boards with a clinical or non-clinical focus (e.g., medicine, nursing, psychology, counseling, therapy, social work, or other licensed health professionals with the capacity to utilize telehealth in the provision of service to patients). Initiatives to support licensure portability for telehealth may focus on the design and enactment of new state policies and on assistance to support successful implementation of enacted state policies to maximize their impact. Applications are encouraged for projects focused on licensing strategies or professions not previously funded under this program. We are particularly interested in national efforts to help state licensing boards work together to reduce the burden on clinicians who provide telehealth services in multiple states.
Federal Grant Title: Licensure Portability Program
Federal Agency Name: Health Resources and Services Administration (HHS-HRSA)
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-19-019
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 93.211
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: March 11th, 2019
Original Application Deadline: March 11th, 2019
Posted Date: January 10th, 2019
Creation Date: January 10th, 2019
Archive Date: May 10th, 2019
Total Program Funding: $500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $0
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: January 10th, 2019
Category Explanation
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants are limited by statute to state professional licensing boards. Eligible applicants include domestic public or private entities. Applicants should be eligible by the time of the award, on or before July 1, 2019.
Grant Announcement Contact
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
Contact Monica Cowan at (301)443-0076 or email
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