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Capitol Correspondence - 05.20.19

Know Engineers You Could Pair Up with by June 15? Technology Grants Available Focusing on “Cognitive Impairments”

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ANCOR is sharing this grant opportunity announcement by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) for the awareness of those in the disability community with the ability to partner with universities and other such engineering research bodies.

As shared by the ACL:

A new grant opportunity from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL has been announced.

Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technologies to Enhance Independence and Community Living for People with Cognitive Impairments: NIDILRR seeks to fund research and development toward technologies that contribute to improved abilities of adults with cognitive impairment to perform daily activities of their choice in the home, community, or workplace.

The purpose of the RERC program is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act by conducting advanced engineering research on and development of innovative technologies that are designed to solve particular rehabilitation problems or to remove environmental barriers. RERCs also demonstrate and evaluate such technologies, facilitate service delivery system changes, stimulate the production and distribution of new technologies and equipment in the private sector, and provide training opportunities.

Please visit the link above for more details about the grant opportunity and application process. This grant opportunity closes on July 15, 2019.