U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration for Community Living (ACL) - National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
12/21/20 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA nonprofit and for-profit organizations, agencies, tribal governments, and IHEs to develop technology and procedures that help promote self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities. Special emphasis is placed on individuals with severe disabilities. Funding is intended to maximize full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency. Additionally, the goal is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
In carrying out a development activity under an FI Projects development grant, a grantee must use knowledge and understanding gained from research to create materials, devices, systems, methods, measures, techniques, tools, prototypes, processes, or intervention protocols, that are beneficial to the target population.
An applicant should consult NIDRR’s Long-Range Plan for Fiscal Years 2018-2023 when preparing its application. The Plan is organized around the following outcome domains: (1) community living and participation; (2) health and function; and (3) employment. Applicants for FI projects must specify in their abstract and project narrative which of NIDILRR’s major outcome domains their proposed project will focus on. Although applicants may propose projects that address more than one domain, they should select the primary domain addressed in their proposed project.
In FY 2021, NIDILRR is particularly interested in receiving FI applications that address research questions or development aims related to the impact of the COVID pandemic on the experiences and outcomes of people with disabilities. NIDILRR does not give applications that meet this invitational priority a competitive or absolute preference over other applications.
FI Projects development applicants must define the stage or stages of development that they propose to conduct. If the FI Projects grant is to conduct development that can be categorized under more than one stage, those stages must be clearly specified. These stages: proof of concept, proof of product, and proof of adoption, are defined on Page 4 of the RFP in Attached Files below.
GrantWatch ID#: 178040
Award ceiling: $200,000 per budget period
Award floor: $195,000 per budget period
Length of Project Periods: 36-month project period with three 12-month budget periods
The anticipated project period start date for this announcement is: 09/01/2021
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To submit a letter of intent or to register for the pre-application meeting, please email:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
Phone Number: (202) 795-7431
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