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From the GMR: ONC Announces Two New Funding Opportunities

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is pleased to announce the following two funding opportunities:

Community College Consortia to Educate Health Information Technology Professionals

Objective: This program makes available $70 million in grants to help develop and strengthen the health information technology (health IT) community by rapidly creating health IT education and training programs at community colleges or expand existing programs. Community colleges funded under this initiative will establish intensive, non-degree training programs that can be completed in six months or less.
Application Deadline: January 22, 2010

Curriculum Development Centers

Objective: This grant opportunity will provide $10 million in grants to institutions of higher education (or consortia thereof) to support health information technology curriculum development. Up to 5 grant awards will support curriculum development to enhance programs of workforce training primarily at the community college level.
Application Deadline: January 14, 2010

For more information, please visit http://healthit.hhs.gov/fundingopportunities

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