DHHS/ACL seeking Applications for Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) – United States
Deadline: 26 May 2020
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living is seeking applications for its Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP): Assistive Technology to Promote Independence and Community Living.
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The purpose of NIDILRR’s Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP), which are 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).
Priority: DRRP on Assistive Technology to Promote Independence and Community Living
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The Administrator of the Administration for Community Living (ACL) establishes a priority for Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) on assistive technology to promote independence and community living. Under this DRRP priority, applicants must propose research and development activities that are aimed at maintaining or improving the independence, community living, and quality of life outcomes of people with disabilities–with a particular emphasis on people who are aging with disabilities–through assistive technology. NIDILRR has a particular interest in funding research and development toward technologies that support people with disabilities in rural, frontier, or tribal communities. The DRRP must conduct research and development activities toward technologies that are for direct use by people with disabilities.
Applicants under this priority are required to specify in their proposal the following:
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The target population or populations of people with disabilities.
The methods or approaches used to gather input from the target population of people with disabilities and other key stakeholders — to shape the proposed research and development activities. Other key stakeholders may include but are not limited to family members of people with disabilities, service providers, and State Assistive Technology Act Programs.
The methodological details of the research and development activities to be conducted.
How the research and development activities will contribute to assistive technologies that are used by people with disabilities to maintain or improve independence, community living, and quality of life outcomes.
How they will disseminate research results and promote the use of research results and technology products that are generated by the DRRP.
Estimated Total Funding: $2,000,000
Award Ceiling: $500,000 Per Project Period
Award Floor: $495,000 Per Project Period
Length of Project Period: 36-month project period with three 12- month budget periods
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Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Special district governments
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
City or township governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Private institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Independent school districts
For profit organizations other than small businesses
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=324265