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Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program: Americans with Disabilities Act National Network Knowledge Translation Center

Grant to a USA Nonprofit, For-Profit, Agency, IHE, or Tribal
Entity to Improve Services for 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 (NIDILRR)

Conf. Date:

02/01/21

LOI Date:

02/16/21

Deadline Date:

03/15/21 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grant to a USA nonprofit or for-profit organization, agency, IHE, or Native American Tribal entity to improve services for individuals with disabilities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several days to complete. Funding is intended for the process of optimizing the knowledge translation outcomes of the ADA National Network, by funding an ADA KT Center.

The purpose of NIDILRR’s DRRPs, which are funded through the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act by developing 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 opportunity, a DRRP must conduct knowledge translation and related activities in collaboration with the ADA National Network’s grantees. Specifically, among other requirements to be described in the funding opportunity announcement, the ADA KT Center must coordinate and support KT activities of the ADA National Network, conduct research aimed at improving knowledge translation on the ADA, manage and maintain the Outcome Measurement System (OMS) database, and organize and support an ADA research conference.

The ADA KT Center must be designed to contribute to the following outcomes:

  • Optimal efficiency and impact of the ADA National Network's outreach, training, technical assistance, information dissemination, and capacity building activities. 
  • Increased awareness and use of ADA-related research findings and ADA-related information by appropriate ADA stakeholder groups.
  • Improved understanding of ADA stakeholders' need for and receipt of ADA Network Services over time, including identifying emerging issues related to compliance with ADA requirements.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 194287

Number of Grants:

Expected Number of Awards: 1

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Award Ceiling: $850,000
- Award Floor: $845,000

Term of Contract:

60-month project period with five 12-month budget periods

Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • 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. Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement.

Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for or receive, awards made under this announcement.

Pre-proposal Conference:

An informational conference call will be held between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (Eastern time) on 2021-02-01.

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: 02/16/2021. Applicants are requested, but not required, to submit a letter of intent to apply for this funding opportunity.

Due Date for Applications: 03/15/2021. Applications must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. You are strongly encouraged to submit your application a minimum of 3-5 days prior to the application closing date.

The Grants.gov registration process can take several days. If your organization is not currently registered, please begin this process immediately. All applicants must have a DUNS number (https://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/) and be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM, http://www.sam.gov/) 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.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330328

Contact Information:

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

Letters of intent should be sent to Megan.Alvarado@acl.hhs.gov.

If you have any questions about the programmatic or substantive requirements of this funding opportunity, please contact the competition manager:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
Pimjai Sudsawad
Pimjai.Sudsawad@acl.hhs.gov
(202) 795-7447

Marlene Spencer, Grants Management Specialist
(202) 795-7442

CFDA Number:

93.433

Funding or Pin Number:

HHS-2021-ACL-NIDILRR-DPAD-0051

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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