DRIVE (SPARK Funding Grant)

HHS DRIVE is a platform designed for our people, to help our community of healthcare providers, staff and patients. We are dedicated to accelerating the translation of innovative ideas into tangible solutions that improve patient outcomes and advance healthcare. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community of health innovators, recognizing that the best ideas come from a variety of perspectives and experiences.

We are excited to launch the SPARK Funding grant, which will award two recipients with $50,000 to advance the conceptualization, prototyping, development or commercialization of an innovative idea/solution. We welcome all healthcare-related ideas and solutions of different sizes and approaches! The intake application can be accessed with the link below.

Our DRIVE team is ready to answer any questions about the platform, and assist with the SPARK intake process and application at anytime, please reach out at


SPARK Funding Program

HHS Research wants to help you! Submit your ideas and plans to take your innovation to the next level. Tell us how you would use $50,000 to accelerate your goals towards commercialization.

As there is limited funding, not all applicants can be awarded SPARK funding, but the HHS Research Development & Innovation team would be happy to discuss your project with you and provide guidance on resources and connections that may help advance your innovation.

*NOTE: All content provided is solely owned by the inventor/submitter.*

We thank all applicants for their submissions. The deadline for SPARK intake submissions is June 16th, 2023. Selected applicants will be invited to submit additional details for consideration. Under the guidance and expertise of the DRIVE Steering Committee, we will be announcing winners of the SPARK Funding in September 2023.

SPARK Funding Intake Form