ED Grants Assist in Special Education Projects

The Education Dept-ED (Office of Special Education & Rehabilitative Services; Nat’l Institute of Disability & Rehabilitation Research-NIDRR) and HHS opens the solicitation for the HHS/ACL/NIDILLRR: Employment Policy and Measurement (CFDA Number: 84.133B-3) program.

Eligibility: Schools, states, governments, universities, nonprofits and for-profits; Funding: $875,000 for one award, (no match required); Deadline: June 19.

The program supports research centers improving services for individuals with disabilities. These include technology to improve community living and participation outcomes for individuals with physical disabilities and ways to improve employment opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities.

Projects that address the needs of youth are eligible. For example, the U. of Massachusetts Medical School won a $4 million grant to look at focuses on school-to-work transitions and how to improve the outcomes for transition-age youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions. Portland State U. also won a $4 million grant to help in the transition of youth and young adults.

This year, the Nat’l Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) was moved from the ED to HHS’ Admin. for Community Living (ACL). Also, NIDRR’s name was changed to the Nat’l Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). For FY 2015, all NIDILRR priority notices will be published as ACL notices and ACL will make all NIDILRR awards.

Contact: (NOFA); Julius Cotton 202/245-6288, EducationGrantInquiries@ed.gov; Patricia Barrett, 202/260-7350, patricia.barrett@ed.gov

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