Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Grant to Help the Disabled

The Department of Special Education within the Department of Education, seeks grant applications for Disability Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP). There is an important need to provide care coordination for individuals with physical disabilities. The DRRP program is working to develop methods and rehabilitation technologies to help individuals with the most severe disabilities.

Grant applicants must meet the DRRP priorities and applications for projects will be considered that would provide healthcare coordination, traumatic brain injury model systems, technology transfer, and supply technology to environments with limited resources.

Applicants are eligible to apply from states, public or private agencies and this includes for profit agencies, and public or private organizations including IHEs, Indian tribes and tribal organizations.

The funding will be $300,000 for one grant and cost sharing or matching is required but will be negotiated at the time of the grant award. A pre-application meeting on possible projects involving healthcare coordination, technology transfer, and supplying technology to environments with limited resources will be held via a conference call. The meeting on developing traumatic brain injury model systems will be held separately. The closing date for the applications is April 01, 2008.

Go to for more information, or contact Donna Nangle at 202-245-7462, or by email