The National Paralysis Resource Center (NPRC) (operated by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation) is announcing two grant funding opportunities through its 2024 first-cycle Direct Effect and Expanded Impact Quality of Life (QOL) grants initiatives.
A free application technical assistance webinar will be held on Thursday, February 1, from 3:00-4:30 PM ET. A Q&A period will be provided.
Expanded Impact (Tier 5) grants are awarded to previously funded QOL grantees whose programs and projects have achieved demonstrable, successful impact. Approximately four grants of up to $100,000 each will support significant expansion of evidence-based strategies and programs, innovative promising practices, or the best practices in the field that improve the quality of life for people with living paralysis, their families, and caregivers. For more information, see the list of previously funded Expanded Impact projects.
The NPRC recommends visiting their website for an overview of the QOL grant program and the QOL grant application process. Please also read the eligibility criteria, funding restrictions, and application and program guidelines for the Direct Effect grants and the Expanded Impact grants.
QOL grant applications are now available to fill out and must be completed through the online grants portal.
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.