FY 2022 Optimizing Virtual Care (HRSA-22-097)

Access FY 2022 OVC Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (PDF - 448 KB)

Technical Assistance

Applicant Technical Assistance Webinar

Pre-recorded webinar HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer
TA Presentation Slides (PDF - 948 KB)

OVC Applicant Question and Answer Session

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Session Recording HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer
OVC Presentation Slides (PDF - 469 KB)

*Please watch the pre-recorded applicant TA webinar prior to this Q & A session.

Contact For More Information


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.

Who Can Apply

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.

How to Apply

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.

Applicant Technical Assistance Resources

Application Components

The following samples and templates are for planning purposes only.

Additional Resources

The following websites and resources may be helpful as you develop your OVC project:


Program Information

Contact the OVC Technical Assistance Team
Complete the BPHC Contact Form HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer
Select “Health Center” on Question screen, “Applications” for Issue Type and Optimizing Virtual Care (OVC)” for Issue Sub-type

Budget Information

Contact Grants Management Specialists
Joi Grymes-Johnson JGrymes@hrsa.gov or Patrick Johnson PJohnson3@hrsa.gov
Division of Grants Management Operations
Office of Federal Assistance Management (OFAM)

Grants.gov Contact Center

Telephone: 1-800-518-4726 (International Callers, please dial 606-545-5035)
Email: support@grants.gov
Self-Service Knowledge Base

EHBs Health Center Program Support

Complete the BPHC Contact Form HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer
Select “EHBs” on Question screen, “Application-Systems Question” for Issue Type and “Optimizing Virtual Care (OVC)” for Issue Sub-type
Telephone: 877-464-4772

Date Last Reviewed:  May 2021