Due Date: 02/02/21
Funder: Administration for Community Living
About the Administration for Community Living
Each year, Congress appropriates funds to the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to support community living through a variety of programs. ACL, in turn, provides the funding to states and local governments, community organizations, colleges and universities, and other organizations who conduct research or provide services and supports for older adults and people with disabilities. Grants and cooperative agreements are the major vehicles through which ACL transfers its appropriated funds to organizations providing, supporting, or researching community living.
About Field Initiated Projects Program: Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) – Development
The purpose of the Field Initiated (FI) Projects program is to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration of individuals with disabilities into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency. Another purpose of the FI Projects program is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
The purpose of this MSI-FI competition is to improve the capacity of minority entities to engage in disability and rehabilitation research and development activities.
About the Opportunity
The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) is particularly interested in applications from individual minority entities that have historically been underrepresented in the federally-sponsored research arena. The estimated total program funding is $200,000. The award floor is $195,000. The award ceiling is $200,000.
Scope of Work
In carrying out a development activity under a FI Projects development grant, a grantee must use knowledge and understanding gained from research to create materials, devices, systems, methods, measures, techniques, tools, prototypes, processes, or intervention protocols that are beneficial to the target population. Please note that this will be the funding opportunity for FI development proposals for minority-serving institutions.
NIDILRR is limiting eligibility for this completion to minority entities and Indian tribes in a manner consistent with Sections 21(b)(2)(A) of the Act, which authorizes NIDILRR to make awards to minority entities and Indian tribes to carry out activities authorized under Title II of the Act. Foreign entities are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.
Applications for this opportunity are due February 2, 2021.