U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - Administration for Community Living (ACL) - National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
06/17/19 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA nonprofits, for-profit organizations and agencies, IHEs, and tribes and tribal organizations for research projects on assistive technologies that may improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete.
Under this particular DRRP priority, applicants must propose a research project that is aimed at improving the independence, quality of life, and community living of people with disabilities--particularly seniors with disabilities--through assistive technology solutions for daily living. In carrying out a research project, 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 scientific knowledge or (2) better understanding of the subject, problem studied, or body of knowledge.
NIDILRR seeks research and development toward assistive technology applications and devices that address significant barriers to community living encountered by people with physical, sensory, psychiatric, or intellectual and developmental disabilities. Such technology products may include advanced human computer interfaces that let humans interact with computers in novel ways (Mathew, Al Hajj, & Al Abri, 2011), automation and/or robotic technologies that can perform activities with minimal human assistance (Goldberg, 2012), technologies that allow household members to control appliances, settings, and other aspects of their home environment (Matlabi, Parker, & McKee, 2011), and recreational technologies which increase access to and participation in recreational activities and environments by people with disabilities (Rimmer, Padalabalanarayanan, Malone, & Mehta, 2017).
NIDILRR also seeks research and development toward assistive technology applications and devices that address pressing health service delivery topics that are relevant to the lives of people with disabilities, such as pain management (Ghoseiri et al., 2018), telerehabilitation, or coordination and provision of home and community based services (Bendixen et al., 2007).
GrantWatch ID#: 185846
NIDILRR plans to make three DRRP awards under this grant competition.
Award Ceiling: $1,333,332
Award Floor: $1,330,000
Length of Project Period: 36-month project period with three 12-month budget periods
States; public or private agencies, including for-profit agencies; public or private organizations, including for-profit organizations; IHEs; small businesses; and Indian tribes and tribal organizations.
Date for Informational Conference Call:
Pre-Application Meeting: A pre-application teleconference meeting will be held between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. 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 email Marlene Spencer in order to participate in this meeting.
NIDILRR staff also will be available to provide information and technical assistance via individual phone consultations from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Request for individual consultations during this one-hour window must be made in advance to Marlene Spencer.
Due Date for Letter of Intent: 05/23/2019
Due Date for Applications: 06/17/2019, 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Date for Informational Conference Call: 05/08/2019
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.
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.
Please note, ACL requires applications for all announcements to be submitted electronically through https://www.grants.gov in Workspace. Grants.gov Workspace is the standard way for organizations and individuals to apply for federal grants in Grants.gov. An overview and training on Grants.gov Workspace can be found here at: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/workspace-overview.html
The Grants.gov (https://www.grants.gov) registration process can take several days. If your organization is not currently registered with https://www.grants.gov, please begin this process immediately.
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.
Successful applicants will receive an electronic Notice of Award no later than September 30, 2019. All applicants will receive feedback from the peer review process no later than September 30, 2019.
View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=313654
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Email LOIs to:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
Phone Number: (202) 795-7442
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