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Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program: Research on Healthcare Policy and Disability

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Tribes, For-Profits, Agencies,
and IHEs for Disabilities-Related Research

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:

03/10/20

LOI Date:

03/25/20

Deadline Date:

04/20/20 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA nonprofit and tribal organizations, tribes, for-profits, public organizations, and IHEs for research activities addressing integration, inclusion, and self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

The purpose of the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP), funded through the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, including international activities, to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities, and to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Rehabilitation Act).

This particular DRRP priority is to generate new knowledge about the effect of evolving healthcare policies on health and function, community living and participation, or employment outcomes of people with disabilities.

The intended outcome of this DRRP is to generate new knowledge to inform healthcare policies that lead to improved outcomes among people with disabilities. To contribute to this outcome, the DRRP must—

(a) Conduct research to examine the relationship between evolving healthcare policies and health and function, community living and participation, or employment outcomes of workingage people with disabilities.

(b) Partner with people with disabilities, consumer organizations representing people with disabilities, and relevant local, state, and national organizations to ensure the ongoing relevance of proposed research activities

(c) Work with NIDILRR and ACL staff to develop at least one research-based healthcare policy brief each year.

(d) 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.

(e) Conduct knowledge translation activities (i.e., utilization, dissemination) to facilitate stakeholder (e.g., people with disabilities, employers, policymakers, practitioners) use of the knowledge or products that result from the research activities conducted under paragraph (1)(a) of this priority.

For information on stages of research, see pages 3-4 of the Funding Announcement document in Supporting Documents below. 

To be considered for review under this grant opportunity, applicants must propose:
(1) Research activities to generate new knowledge about the effect of evolving health care policies on health and function, community living and participation, or employment outcomes of people with disabilities, and
(2) Knowledge translation activities to facilitate stakeholder use of knowledge of products that results from the research.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 188293

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$500,000

Number of Grants:

1

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)
  • 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; small businnesses; and Indian tribes and tribal organizations.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Pre-Application Meeting: A pre-application teleconference meeting will be held between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (Eastern time) on March 10, 2020. 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 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 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:

Due Date for Letter of Intent: 03/25/2020
Due Date for Applications: 04/20/2020
Date for Informational Conference Call: 03/10/2020

Applications must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the date listed.

Due to the open nature of the DRRP priorities announced here and to assist with the selection of reviewers for this competition, NIDILRR is requesting all potential applicants to submit a letter of intent (LOI). 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.

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 https://www.grants.gov. Grants.gov can take up to 48 hours to notify you of a successful submission.

All applicants must have a DUNS number (http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/) and be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM, https://sam.gov/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. Applicants should allot sufficient time prior to the application deadline to finalize a new, or renew an existing registration.

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.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=323840

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.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
Sarah Ruiz
NIDILRR
Phone Number: (202) 795-7782
E-mail: sarah.ruiz@acl.hhs.gov

Megan Alvarado
Megan.Alvarado@acl.hhs.gov

CFDA Number:

93.433

Funding or Pin Number:

HHS-2020-ACL-NIDILRR-DPGE-0401

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