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Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program: Health and Function (Research)

Grants to USA Agencies, Nonprofits, For-Profits, IHEs, and
Tribes for Projects to Assist Individuals with Disabilities

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration for Community Living (ACL) - National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research

Conf. Date:

02/12/20

LOI Date:

02/27/20

Deadline Date:

03/23/20 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA state and local governments, nonprofit organizations, for-profits, IHEs, Indian tribes, and tribal organizations for projects to assist individuals with disabilities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for research projects aimed at improving the health and function outcomes of individuals with disabilities.

In carrying out a research project under this program, a grantee must identify one or more hypotheses or research questions and, based on the hypotheses or research questions identified, perform an intensive, systematic study directed toward producing (1) new or full scientific knowledge or (2) understanding of the subject or problem studied.

Priority--DRRP on Health and Function of Individuals with Disabilities:

The Administrator of the Administration for Community Living establishes a priority for a Disability Rehabilitation Research Project (DRRP) on Health and Function of Individuals with Disabilities. The DRRP must contribute to the outcome of maximizing the health and function outcomes of individuals with disabilities.

(1) To contribute to this outcome, the DRRP must--

(a) Conduct research in one or more of the following priority areas, focusing on individuals with disabilities as a group or on individuals in specific disability or demographic subpopulations of individuals with disabilities:

(i) Technology to improve health and function outcomes of individuals with disabilities.

(ii) Individual and environmental factors associated with improved health and function outcomes of individuals with disabilities.

(iii) Interventions that are designed to contribute to improved heath and function outcomes of individuals with disabilities. Interventions include any strategy, practice, program, policy, or tool that, when implemented as intended, contributes to improvements in outcomes of individuals with disabilities.

(iv) Effects of government policies and programs on health and function outcomes of individuals with disabilities.

(v) Practices and policies that contribute to improved health and function outcomes of individuals with disabilities.

(b) Focus its research on a specific stage of research. If the DRRP is to conduct research that can be categorized under more than one stage, including research that progresses from one stage to another, those stages must be clearly specified and justified. These stages: exploration and discovery, intervention development, intervention efficacy, and scale-up evaluation, are defined in this funding opportunity announcement. Applicants must justify the need and rationale for research at the proposed stage or stages and describe fully an appropriate methodology or methodologies for the proposed research.

(c) Conduct knowledge translation activities (i.e., utilization, dissemination) in order to facilitate stakeholder (e.g., individuals with disabilities, employers, policymakers, practitioners) use of the knowledge, interventions, programs, technologies, or products that resulted from the research activities conducted under paragraph (1)(a) of this priority.

(d) Involve key stakeholder groups in the activities conducted under paragraph (1)(a) of this priority in order to maximize the relevance and usability of the research products to be developed under this priority. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 188080

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$500,000

Number of Grants:

2

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Award Ceiling: $500,000
- Award Floor: $495,000

Term of Contract:

Length of Project Period: 60-month project period with five 12-month budget periods

Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

States; public or private agencies, including for-profit agencies; public or private organizations, including for-profit organizations, IHEs; and Indian tribes and tribal organizations.

Foreign entities are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Date for Informational Conference Call: 02/12/2020

Pre-Application Meeting: A pre-application teleconference meeting will be held between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. (Eastern time) on the date listed above for the informational conference call. Interested parties are invited to participate in the pre-application meeting to discuss the funding priority and to receive information and technical assistance.

You must contact Megan Alvarado in order to participate in this meeting.

NIDILRR staff also will be available to provide information and technical assistance via individual phone consultations from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the date listed above. Requests for individual consultations during this one-hour window must be made in advance to Megan Alvarado.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Date for Informational Conference Call: 02/12/2020
- Due Date for Letter of Intent: 02/27/2020
- Due Date for Applications: 03/23/2020
- Successful applicants will receive an electronic Notice of Award no later than September 30, 2020. All applicants will receive feedback from the peer review process no later than September 30, 2020.

Due to the nature of this DRRP competition, NIDILRR is requesting all potential applicants to submit a letter of intent (LOI). These letters will assist NIDILRR in selecting reviewers for this competition. The submission is not mandatory, and the content of the LOI will not be peer reviewed or otherwise used to rate an applicant’s application. NIDILRR will accept the LOI via email. The LOI must be sent to Megan Alvarado.

Applications that fail to meet the application due date will not be reviewed and will receive no further consideration. You are strongly encouraged to submit your application a minimum of 3- 5 days prior to the application closing date. Do not wait until the last day in the event you encounter technical difficulties, either on your end or with grants.gov. Grants.gov can take up to 48 hours to notify you of a successful submission.

All applicants must have a DUNS number and be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) and maintain an active SAM registration until the application process is complete, and, should a grant be made, throughout the life of the award. Maintain documentation (with dates) of your efforts to register or renew at least two weeks before the deadline.

Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement: No

View this opportunity on Grants.gov
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=323298

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Cate Miller
Project Officer
Office: 202-795-7403
Email: cate.miller@acl.hhs.gov

Marlene Spencer
Grants Management Specialist
Office: 202-795-7442
Email: Marlene.Spencer@acl.hhs.gov

Submit LOI, and RSVP to conference call to:
Megan Alvarado
megan.alvarado@acl.hhs.gov

CFDA Number:

93.433

Funding or Pin Number:

HHS-2020-ACL-NIDILRR-DPHF-0384

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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