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Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program: National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities

Grant to a USA Organization, Agency, For-Profit, IHE, or
Tribe to Facilitate the Integration of Individuals with Disabilities

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration for Community Living (ACL) - National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)

Conf. Date:

03/29/21

LOI Date:

04/12/21

Deadline Date:

05/07/21 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grant to a USA organization, agency, for-profit organization, IHE, or tribe to facilitate the inclusion and integration of individuals with disabilities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Under this particular DRRP priority, the Center must conduct research and related activities toward services, technologies, and other interventions to support parents with disabilities in their parenting roles.

The purpose of NIDILRR's Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP), which are funded through the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers 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, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities, and to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Rehabilitation Act).

The Administrator of the Administration for Community Living establishes a priority for the funding of a National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families. This Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project (DRRP) will generate new knowledge about interventions that aim to support individuals with disabilities in their parenting roles and enhance the functioning of their families. For the purposes of this priority, “parents with disabilities” includes any individual with a disability who has primary caretaking responsibility for a child, including grandparents, adoptive parents, and legal guardians.

To contribute to this outcome, the DRRP must—

  1. Conduct research activities to identify or develop, and then test or evaluate one or more interventions that aim to support people with disabilities in their parenting roles and enhance the functioning of their families. Interventions must focus on supporting parents with disabilities in their roles as parents, and include an emphasis on family function. Interventions may include the following: policies, programs, products, practices, technologies or services;
  2. Focus its research on a specific stage of research, and clearly specify the stage in its application. If the DRRP is to conduct research that can be categorized under more than one stage, including research that progresses from one stage to another, those stages must be clearly specified. These stages: exploration and discovery, intervention development, intervention efficacy, and scale-up evaluation, are defined in this notice;
  3. Conduct knowledge translation activities (i.e., training, technical assistance, utilization, dissemination) in order to facilitate stakeholder use of and benefit from the knowledge that results from the DRRP’s research activities. Stakeholders include, but are not limited to: parents with disabilities; service providers; federal, state and local agencies (e.g., mental health systems, developmental disability systems, Medicaid, child welfare, and civil court entities); and Native American tribes;
  4. Include parents with disabilities and other relevant stakeholder groups in the activities described in paragraph 1 in order to maximize the relevance and usability of the policies, products, practices, services, interventions or other supports to be studied; and
  5.  Demonstrating, in its original application, that people from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds will be included in study samples in sufficient numbers to generate knowledge and products that are relevant to the racial and ethnic diversity of the population of parents with disabilities being studied. The DRRP must describe and justify, in its original application, the racial and ethnic distribution of parents with disabilities who will participate in the proposed research.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 194990

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$500,000

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Award Ceiling: $500,000
- Award Floor: $495,000

Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Independent school districts
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
States; public or private agencies, including for-profit agencies; public or private organizations, including for-profit organizations; IHEs; and Indian tribes and tribal organizations.

Note: A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has raised considerable concerns about grantees and contractors charging the Federal government for additional meals outside of the standard allowance for travel subsistence known as per diem expenses. Executive Orders on Promoting Efficient Spending (E.O. 13589) and Delivering Efficient, Effective and Accountable Government (E.O. 13576) have been issued and instruct Federal agencies to promote efficient spending. Therefore, if meals are to be charged in your proposal, applicants should understand such costs must meet the following criteria outlined in the Executive Orders and HHS Grants Policy Statement:

Meals are generally unallowable except for the following:
- For subjects and patients under study (usually a research program);
- Where specifically approved as part of the project or program activity, e.g., in programs providing children’s services (e.g., Headstart);
- When an organization customarily provides meals to employees working beyond the normal workday, as a part of a formal compensation arrangement; and
- As part of a per diem or subsistence allowance provided in conjunction with allowable travel.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Date for Informational Conference Call: 03/29/2021

An informational conference call will be held between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (Eastern time) on the date listed above for the informational conference call. Interested parties are invited to participate in the pre-application meeting to discuss the funding priority and to receive information and technical assistance. You must contact Megan Alvarado at the email address listed below in order to participate in this meeting. NIDILRR staff also will be available to provide information and technical assistance via individual phone consultations from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the date listed above. Requests for individual consultations during this one-hour window must be made in advance to Megan Alvarado.

Pre-Application Information:

- Due Date for Letter Of Intent: 04/12/2021
- Due Date for Applications 05/07/2021

Award notices to successful applicants will be sent out prior to the project start date. The anticipated project period start date for this announcement is: 09/01/2021

Applications must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the date listed immediately above for "Due Date for Applications."

Applicants are requested, but not required, to submit a letter of intent to apply for this funding opportunity to assist ACL in planning for the application independent review process.

The Grants.gov registration process can take several days. If your organization is not currently registered, please begin this process immediately.

All applicants must have a DUNS number (https://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/) and be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM, www.sam.gov) and maintain an active SAM registration until the application process is complete, and should a grant be made, throughout the life of the award. Effective June 11, 2018, when registering or renewing your registration, you must submit a notarized letter appointing the authorized Entity Administrator. Please be sure to read the FAQs located at www.sam.gov to learn more. Applicants should allot sufficient time prior to the application deadline to finalize a new, or renew an existing registration. This action should allow you time to resolve any issues that may arise. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in your inability to submit your application or receive an award. Maintain documentation (with dates) of your efforts to register or renew at least two weeks before the deadline. See the SAM Quick Guide for Grantees at: https://www.sam.gov/SAM/pages/public/help/samQUserGuides.jsf.

Note: Once your SAM registration is active, allow 24 to 48 hours for the information to be available in Grants.gov before you can submit an application through Grants.gov

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330451

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Letters of intent should be sent to:
Megan Alvarado
Megan.Alvarado@acl.hhs.gov

If you are experiencing problems submitting your application through Grants.gov, please contact the Grants.gov Support Desk, toll free, at 1-800-518-4726.

If you have any questions about the programmatic or substantive requirements of this funding
opportunity, please contact the competition manager:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
Kirstin Painter
Kirstin.Painter@acl.hhs.gov

Marlene Spencer, Grants Management Specialist
(202) 795-7442

CFDA Number:

93.433

Funding or Pin Number:

HHS-2021-ACL-NIDILRR-DPCP-0060

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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