Due Date: 02/02/21
Funder: Administration for Community Living
About the Administration for Community Living
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) believes all people, regardless of age or disability, should be able to live independently and participate fully in their communities. Every person should have the right to make choices and to control the decisions in and about their lives. This right to self-determination includes decisions about their homes and work, as well as all the other daily choices most adults make without a second thought.
ACL’s mission is to maximize the independence, well-being, and health of older adults, people with disabilities across the lifespan, and their families and caregivers. Their vision is for all people, regardless of age and disability, to live with dignity, make their own choices, and participate fully in society.
About the Opportunity
The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research’s (NIDILRR) mission is to generate new knowledge and to promote its effective use to improve the abilities of individuals with disabilities to perform activities of their choice in the community and to expand society’s capacity to provide full opportunities and accommodations for its citizens with disabilities. All SBIR projects funded by NIDILRR must address the needs of individuals with disabilities. An application to NIDILRR’s SBIR program must support this mission and should present a sound approach to the investigation of an important technological, engineering, or scientific question.
The purpose of the Federal SBIR program is to stimulate technological innovation in the private sector and to strengthen the role of small business in meeting Federal research or research and development (R/R&D) needs. The specific purpose of NIDILRR’s SBIR program is to increase the commercial application of research and development results and improve the return on investment from research and development that can be used to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities. An applicant should consult NIDILRR’s Long-Range Plan for Fiscal Years 2018-2023 when preparing its application. The Long-Range Plan is organized around the following outcome domains:
- Community living and participation
- Health and function
- For-profit small business concern.
- At least 51% U.S.-owned and independently operated.
- Small business located in the U.S.
- Principal investigator’s primary employment with small business during the project.
- 500 or fewer employees.
Proposals are due February 2, 2021.