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 nonprofit and for-profit agencies and organizations, IHEs, tribes and tribal organizations, small businesses, and state governments for research development projects on assistive technologies for individuals with disabilities. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete. NIDILRR's three awards under this grant competition may include research projects, development projects, or both, depending on the ranking of applications provided by the peer review panel.
The Administrator of the Administration for Community Living (ACL) establishes a priority for Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) on assistive technology solutions for daily living. Under this DRRP priority, applicants must propose a development project that is aimed at maintaining or improving the independence, community living, and quality of life outcomes of people with disabilities--with a particular emphasis on seniors with disabilities--through assistive technology. In carrying out a development project under this program, an applicant 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.
Assistive technology development topics under this priority may include but are not limited to: human-computer interfaces; automation and/or robotics technologies; home-based technologies; recreational technologies; health service delivery technologies; and mobility, cognitive, sensory, and communication aids.
GrantWatch ID#: 185847
NIDILRR plans to make three DRRP awards under this grant competition.
Award Ceiling: $1,333,332 Per Project Period
Award Floor: $1,330,000 Per Project Period
Funding is for a project period of 36 months.
Eligible Applicants include 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 individul 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
Date for Informational Conference Call: 05/08/2019
Applications must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the date listed immediately above for "Due Date for Applications."
Due to the open nature of the DRRP priorities announced here and to assist with the selection of reviewers for this competition, NIDILRR is requesting all potential applicants to submit a letter of intent (LOI). 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.
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=313655
To view a list of application documents, go to the Package tab (press Preview) on the above Grants.gov link.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
The LOI must be sent to:
Grants Management Specialist
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