Agency Makes Disability Funding Available

Agencies: HHS; Program: NIDILRR: Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program: Projects for Translating the Findings and Products of Disability and Rehabilitation Research and Development into Practice (CFDA Number: 93.433; Eligibility: Schools, states, public and private colleges and universities, nonprofits and for-profits; Funding: $300,000 got two awards; Deadline: March 14.

Summary: These 60-month federal grants support the enhancement of services for the disabled through the Disability and Rehabilitation Research ProjDept of Health and Human Servicesdisabilities. Projects that help in the rehabilitation of youth are supported. Specifically, the two grants support methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technologies that advance a wide range of independent living and employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most significant disabilities. Under this particular DRRP priority, grantees must promote the use or adoption of findings or products from NIDILRR-sponsored research

Note: Last year, the Nat’l Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) was moved from the DoEd 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). This is the first year that HHS will review grant applications using non-DoEd tools.  

Info: Marlene Spencer Marlene.spencer@acl.hhs.gov; for the solicitation, http://tinyurl.com/jdjoeaz

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