Connected Communities Implementation Grant Solicitation

Connected Communities
Implementation Grant Solicitation

MassTech, on behalf of MeHI, has issued this Request for Proposals for the Connected Communities Implementation Grant Solicitation (RFP No. 2015-MEHI-05). The RFP solicits responses from eligible Treatment, Payment, and healthcare Operation (TPO) organizations in Massachusetts. Applicants will be required to meet program milestones that demonstrate community collaboration around a real-world, practical, measurable care coordination need. This program builds upon previous investments in Health IT and is intended to incentivize inter-organizational use of Health IT to strengthen care coordinating workflows and information pathways through a set of progressive and tiered milestones. 

Grant Solicitation

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Application Process

The Grant Program will use a two-tier review process: 1) pre-application tier and 2) application tier. This approach allows MeHI to invite broad participation with minimal initial effort from prospective grantees. Selected pre-applications will be invited to submit full applications.

MeHI will award Implementation Grants to quality full applications. Grantees will need to complete a Transformation Plan and four milestones to earn all incentives (see “Grant Program Deliverables” table).

Full applications that show promise, but need modification to be of merit, may be awarded a Community Planning Award of $25,000 to complete only the Transformation Plan. If this results in a qualifying proposal, MeHI may also award the milestone portion of the Implementation Grant, contingent upon funds remaining.

Pre-Application are due July 1, 2015

Full Applications are due September 24, 2015

Informational Webinar Sessions

Thursday, June 4, 2015 12:00 PM EST Slides | Recording

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 12:00 PM EST Slides | Recording

To the extent anything stated/presented in the webinars are inconsistent with the RFP documents, the RFP documents shall govern.