NIMHD Supports Digital Intervention Research to Reduce COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic will result in social, behavioral, and economic changes that affect health across the life span. These effects will be further compounded by disruptions to health care access. Digital health interventions, such as telehealth or mobile health, can help bridge the treatment gap during disruptions of access to care.

NIMHD FOA NOT-MH-20-053 is supporting digital health intervention research seeking to improve how we identify, treat, or provide services for health conditions secondary to the COVID-19 pandemic for NIH-designated health disparity populations and those with medical or social vulnerabilities (e.g., residents of chronic care facilities, community-dwelling older adults, pregnant women, homeless, incarcerated, health care staff on the front lines of pandemic, and workers in essential business operations). This notice is not intended to support the development of novel digital health interventions. Interventions may use telephone and/or video delivery, app-based approaches, Web-based platforms, wearable devices, and/or new technologies.

NIMHD encourages investigators to participate in this important public health activity and welcomes inquiries about this funding opportunity. Review the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for more information on eligibility and application submissions.

Open Date (Earliest Submission Date): June 10, 2020

Application Due Date: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from June 10, 2020, through December 15, 2020.

If you are interesting in applying for this funding opportunity, please start a routing sheet at as soon as possible. As a reminder, proposals must be completed and submitted to OSRP at least two business days prior to the deadline set by the sponsor. If you should have any questions, please contact

View the FOA here.