Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program: Health and Function (Research)

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February 7th, 2024
Close Date
April 8th, 2024
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Administration for Community Living (HHS-ACL)

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Science and Technology and other Research and Development

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The Administration for Community Living is offering a grant opportunity titled "Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program: Health and Function (Research)". This grant aims to support research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities to enhance the inclusion and integration of individuals with disabilities into society. The focus of this particular grant is to improve health and function outcomes for people with disabilities. The grant has an estimated total program funding of $1,000,000, with an award ceiling of $500,000 and an award floor of $495,000. The expected number of awards is 2, and the project period is 60 months. Eligible applicants include states, public or private agencies, organizations, Indian tribes, and tribal organizations. Foreign entities are not eligible to apply. The deadline for electronically submitted applications is April 8, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. ET. For more information and to apply, visit the following link: https://www.acl.gov/grants/applying-grants.


The purpose of the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, including international activities, to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with disabilities who have the greatest support needs, and to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Rehabilitation Act). Under this particular DRRP priority, applicants must propose a research project that is aimed at improving health and function outcomes of people with disabilities. In carrying out a research project under this program, 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 or full scientific knowledge, or (2) understanding of the subject or problem studied. NIDILRR's three field-initiated DRRP awards in the health and function domain will be (1) research projects, (2) development projects, or (3) a combination of research and development projects, depending on the ranking of applications provided by the peer review panel. The grants will have a 60-month project period, with five 12-month budget periods.

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