ACL's National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) is announcing several 2023 Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) grantees. Each grantee will receive an estimated amount of up to $875,000 annually for five years from September 1, 2023–August 31, 2028.
RRTCs conduct research, provide training and technical assistance, and share information to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act. These activities are designed to benefit rehabilitation service providers, people with disabilities and their families, and other stakeholders.
RRTC Grant Recipients:
- RRTC on Aging with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) to Trustees of Boston University for generating new knowledge about the individual and environmental factors contributing to health disparities and about promising state-level policies regulating the care of older individuals with particular relevance to aging adults with SMI. Contact email@example.com at NIDILRR with questions about this project.
- RRTC on Community Living and Participation with Serious Mental Illness to Temple University of The Commonwealth System of Higher Education for expanding knowledge about the effectiveness of interventions intended to advance community living and participation outcomes among people with SMI, including interventions to promote welcoming and embracing faith communities and examining participation among diverse racial groups, the impact of technology-based participation, and the use of storytelling. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org at NIDILRR with questions about this project.
- RRTC on Community Living and Participation Among Transition Age Youth with Serious Mental Conditions From Disadvantaged, Vulnerable, or Marginalized Backgrounds to UMass Chan Medical School for generating new knowledge regarding developmentally appropriate interventions to promote participation and new knowledge about system and policy issues affecting community living and participation of transition age youths with serious mental health conditions from disadvantaged, vulnerable, and marginalized backgrounds. Contact email@example.com at NIDILRR with questions about this project. This project is also funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
- RRTC on Community Living Policy to Brandeis University for conducting policy research, statistical analyses, knowledge translation, development of informational products, and dissemination to inform design, implementation, and continuous improvement of federal, state, and local policies and programs to foster positive community living and participation outcomes among people with disabilities of all ages. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org at NIDILRR with questions about this project.
- RRTC on Disability in Rural Communities to the University of Montana for conducting research and knowledge translation activities across health, employment, and community living domains to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities in rural communities. Contact email@example.com at NIDILRR with questions about this project.
- RRTC on Disability Statistics and Demographics to the University of New Hampshire for advancing production and utilization of disability data and statistics to better inform policies and programs that influence the lives of people with disabilities. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org at NIDILRR with questions about this project.
- RRTC on Employment Among People with Physical Disabilities to Georgia Tech Research Corporation for exploring the impact of accommodations on employment outcomes, employment experiences of racial and ethnic minorities, impact of durable medical equipment coverage policies, and the efficacy of tools to assist vocational rehabilitation providers in choosing accommodations and evaluate assistive technologies for people with physical disabilities. Contact email@example.com at NIDILRR with questions about this project.
- RRTC on Health and Function Among People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) to The Ohio State University for conducting systematic research to understand health outcomes in adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and co-occurring mental health conditions and to develop approaches to improve the long-term health-related function and quality of life outcomes for adults with I/DD, including those from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org at NIDILRR with questions about this project.
- RRTC on Living and Participation Among People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to the Regents of the University of Minnesota for conducting research to understand community living through a multicultural lens, identify potential solutions to direct support workforce high vacancy and turnover rates, and examine longitudinal community living outcomes, outcomes for family members, and impacts of policies and systems on outcomes for people with I/DD. Contact email@example.com at NIDILRR with questions about this project.
- RRTC on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities to Langston University for generating new knowledge leading to improved rehabilitation experiences and outcomes for people with disabilities from traditionally underserved racial and ethnic populations, and for enhancing research capacity and infrastructure of minority-serving institutions. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org at NIDILRR with questions about this project.
To stay current on NIDILRR grant opportunities, please visit grants.gov and search: NIDILRR or 93.433.
NIDILRR, part of ACL, generates new knowledge and promotes its effective use so that people with disabilities can perform activities of their choice in the community. NIDILRR also works to expand society’s capacity to provide full opportunities and accommodations for people with disabilities.