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Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) Program


Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) programs conduct coordinated, integrated, and advanced programs of research, training, and information dissemination in topical areas that are specified by NIDILRR. RRTCs conduct research to improve rehabilitation methodology and service delivery systems; improve health and functioning; and promote employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.

They also provide training (including graduate, pre-service, and in-service training) to assist rehabilitation personnel to more effectively provide rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities.

RRTCs serve as centers of national excellence in rehabilitation research for providers and for individuals with disabilities and their representatives. Awards are normally made for a five-year period.

How to Apply

  • Eligible applicants are states; public or private agencies, including for-profit agencies; public or private organizations, including for-profit organizations; and institutions of higher education; and Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations.
  • View a list of NIDILRR funding opportunities and application kitsNote: After clicking on this link all of the funding opportunities for all of NIDILRR programs will be displayed. To view RRTC opportunities only type “RRTC” in the Keywords’ textbox. Then click the Search button.
  • As a rough guideline, check the preceding link between October and April every year.
  • View the Guide to Applying for some helpful application tips.



Contact Phillip Beatty at NIDILRR if you have questions about the RRTC Program funding mechanism.

Last modified on 04/16/2024

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