The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded $750,000 to accelerate the progress of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, an initiative aimed at reducing medical licensure barriers from state to state. 

The grant funds will be used to support the Compact's administration and expand outreach to non-participating states, according to a release from the Federation of State Medical Boards. 

The Compact, enacted by 17 states since 2015 and introduced in another nine, is viewed as a potential catalyst for the practice of interstate telemedicine.