Digital Health Sandbox Program Solicitation

Grant Solicitation for Digital Health Sandbox Program

Solicitation No. (2019 - MeHI - 02)

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute (“MeHI”), a division of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (“Mass Tech Collaborative”), is offering grants to fund projects to support companies looking to test and validate new products and services in a sandbox environment. 

MeHI is releasing this solicitation for applications from Massachusetts digital health companies seeking support to test and validate their products or services in a sandbox environment. This is a rolling solicitation and any responses submitted after the initial deadline will be reviewed on a periodic basis pursuant to the evaluation criteria set forth in this solicitation. Information on the participating sandboxes and their capabilities will be kept up-to-date on www.massdigitalhealth.org/sandbox. Sandboxes will be periodically added as they are approved by MeHI. Applicants should carefully review the information to determine which sandbox can support their testing needs and they must engage in conversations with the sandboxes before applying. A signed letter of support from the applicant's selected sandbox is required as part of the application.

Sandbox Grant Process

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MeHI will award grants up to $50,000 to subsidize the fees for projects with sandboxes. Applicants are eligible for subsidies based on their company size. Remaining funding must come from federal sources, private sources, or the applicant company:

Companies with 5 or fewer FTE The first $25,000 in sandbox fees: 100% subsidy
Sandbox fees beyond $25,000: 75% subsidy
Up to a total award amount $50,000
Copmany A has 4 FTE and applies for a grant for a project with Sandbox X, which charges $60,000 for the project. The company would qualify for a $50,000 grant from MeHI ($25,000 + (75% of $35,000) = $51, 250; grants are capped at $50k).
Companies with 6-10 FTE All sandbox fees: 50% subsidy
Up to a total award amount of $50,000 
Company B has 7 FTE and applies for a grant for a project with Sandbox X, which charges $60,000 for the project. The company would qualify for a $30,000 grant from MeHI (50% of $60,000).
Companies with  11 or more FTE All sandbox fees: 25% subsidy
Up to a total award amount of $50,000
Company C has 15 FTE and applies for a grant for a project with Sandbox X, which charges $60,000 for the project. The company would qualify for a $15,000 grant from MeHI (25% of $60,000).

Full details included in the Grant Solicitation below.

 

Team Lead Katherine Green, green (at) masstech.org
Solicitation Issued and Posted April 24, 2019
Applications Due Rolling 

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