New Funding Opportunity for Projects on Assistive Technology to Promote Independence and Community Living, RRTC on Employment of People Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision, and RRTC on Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) Outcomes Research & Measurement

April 7, 2020

The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL has opened a new funding opportunity for a Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) on Assistive Technology to Promote Independence and Community Living, and two Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers (RRTCs) on Employment of People Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision and Home & Community Base Services (HCBS) Outcomes Research & Measurement. 


The purpose of the DRRP program 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.

DRRP on Assistive Technology to Promote Independence and Community Living: Under this particular DRRP priority, NIDILRR aims to sponsor research and development activities toward technologies that support community living and independent living of people with disabilities – particularly people who are aging with disabilities. With these DRRP grants, NIDILRR has a particular interest in funding research and development toward technologies that support people with disabilities in rural, frontier, or tribal communities.

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Please visit the link above for more details about the grant opportunity and application process. This grant opportunity closes on May 26, 2020.


The purpose of the RRTC program, which are funded through the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, is to achieve the goals of, and improve the effectiveness of, services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act through well-designed research, training, technical assistance, and dissemination activities in important topic areas as specified by NIDILRR. These activities are designed to benefit rehabilitation service providers, individuals with disabilities, family members, and other stakeholders. 

RRTC on Employment of People Who Are Blind or Have Low VisionThe purpose of this particular RRTC is to conduct research, training, technical assistance, and related activities to generate new knowledge about the efficacy of programs and interventions designed to improve employment outcomes for individuals who are blind or have low vision.

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Please visit the link above for more details about the grant opportunity and application process. This grant opportunity closes on June 1, 2020.


RRTC on Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Outcomes Research and Measurement: The RRTC grant made under this priority will conduct research and related activities that will lead to improved quality of home and community based services (HCBS) for people with disabilities. The grantee will work closely with the Administration for Community Living and NIDILRR to continue the development of HCBS quality measures that emphasize the importance of community living outcomes among HCBS beneficiaries. The grantee will also conduct research to generate new knowledge that can be used to improve the quality and efficacy of HCBS.

View more details and application instructions.

Please visit the link above for more details about the grant opportunity and application process. This grant opportunity closes on June 1, 2020.


To stay current on NIDILRR grant opportunities, please visit grants.gov and search: NIDILRR or 93.433.

Within ACL, NIDILRR works to generate new knowledge and promote its effective use to improve the abilities of individuals with disabilities to perform activities of their choice in the community; and to expand society's capacity to provide full opportunities and accommodations for people with disabilities. NIDILRR conducts its work through grants that support research and development.


Last modified on 05/07/2020


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