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National Paralysis Resource Center Grant Opportunities Opening January 25

January 18, 2023

Register for a Technical Assistance Webinar on February 1 at 3:00 pm ET

The National Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) (operated by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation) is announcing two grant funding opportunities through its 2023 first cycle Direct Effect and Expanded Impact Quality of Life (QOL) grants initiatives that will open for applications on January 25.

Grant applications are due March 8 by 11:59 pm ET.

A free Application Technical Assistance Webinar will be held on Wednesday, February 1 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET. A Question & Answer period will be provided. 

Direct Effect (Tier 1) grants are offering up to $25,000 to nonprofit organizations for projects that clearly impact individuals living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers. Approximately 30 grants will be awarded.

Expanded Impact (Tiers 5) grants are awarded to previously funded QOL grantees whose programs and/or projects have achieved demonstrable, successful impact. Approximately four grants of up to $100,000 each will support significant expansion of strategies and programs that are evidence-based, show innovate promising practices, and/or best practices in the field to improve quality of life for people with living paralysis, their families, and caregivers. 


The PRC has made changes to their grantmaking program and recommend visiting their website for an overview of the QOL grant program and the QOL grant application process. Please also read the Eligibility Criteria and Funding Restrictions and Application and Program Guidelines (Direct Effect and Expanded Impact).

QOL grant applications are available and are to be completed through the online grants portal. The online application submission deadline is Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET.

The PRC is not able to provide individual pre-award assistance either by telephone or email. However, questions about the application process can be submitted to All questions submitted via email will be collected, aggregated, and answered in a Questions and Answers document posted on the website. The deadline for emailed questions is Tuesday, February 7.

Learn more about past and current Direct Effect and Expanded Impact grants.

ACL funds the Paralysis Resource Center to provide comprehensive information for people living with spinal cord injury, paralysis, and mobility-related disabilities and their support networks. Resources include information and referral by phone and email in multiple languages, including Spanish; a peer and family support mentoring program; a military and veterans program; multicultural outreach services; quality of life grants; and a national website.


Last modified on 01/20/2023

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