Due Date: 03/15/21
Funder: Administration for Community Living/National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
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 that 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 the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects Program
The Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) funding program supports projects that carry out one or more of the following activities: research, development, demonstration, training, dissemination, utilization, and technical assistance. The purpose of the DRRP program is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities 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 to promote economic and social self-sufficiency and improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act.
About the Knowledge Translation Program
Generating new knowledge is central to the DRRP program’s mission, but new knowledge that is not used or adopted in some way is unhelpful. The Knowledge Translation Program helps to ensure that knowledge generated by grantees is used or adopted by its intended users, especially persons with disabilities and their families. The knowledge translation process includes knowledge creation, dissemination, use or implementation, and evaluation of outcomes/impact.
Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, and other organizations and/or agencies.
Applications are due March 15, 2021.