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Capitol Correspondence - 05.18.21

Federal Disability Grants: Calls for Applications and Reviewers

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We flag the following opportunities for our members who have experience managing resource centers, partner with research bodies, or seek to volunteer with the federal government:

The Administration for Community Living is:

  • Seeking “to fund one five-year grant to create a national, person-centered, culturally-competent healthcare transition resource center for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD).” ACL will host an information call on June 1, 2021, at 3:00 pm ET. Please use the following call-in information: (877) 950-3161, Participant Code – 2004960# More details and grant application here – deadline is July 11.

The Social Security Administration is “accepting applications for the Interventional Cooperative Agreement Program (ICAP), an exciting new research opportunity! ICAP allows [SSA] to enter into cooperative agreements with non-federal entities to conduct interventional research supporting our programs.  Cooperative agreements are legal financial assistance instruments between a federal agency (in this case, SSA) and a non-federal entity when substantial involvement between the two entities is required.  Interventional research, which ICAP funds, is used to evaluate the effectiveness of specific treatments or preventative measures, such as new service models or policy alternatives, to achieve specific outcomes.” Learn more here.