Administration for Community Living -- Centers for Independent Living Training and Technical Assistance Grant

Funding Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Independent Living (CIL) are community-based organizations run by and for people with disabilities that work to meet the services and support needs of the communities they serve. A majority of a CIL's board and staff members must be individuals with significant disabilities. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), requires the creation of a CIL Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) recipient. This entity is charged with providing CILs with training and technical assistance on how to manage a nonprofit organizations effectively, as well as how to meet the programmatic and fiscal requirements of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended, and the Uniform Administrative Requirements at 75 CFR 45.

With this funding opportunity the Administration for Community Living (ACL) is seeking applicants for a single cooperative agreement to operate the Centers for Independent Living Training & Technical Assistance Center (CIL T&TA Center). The CIL T& TA Center will provide timely and relevant training and technical assistance to CIL grantees and stakeholders nationwide regarding CIL programmatic and fiscal operations and the effective provision of the Independent Living (IL) core services. These training and technical assistance needs include needs in areas that are critical for all CILs as well as those tailored T&TA for specific CILs, as appropriate.

ACL plans to fund one (1) cooperative agreement over a 36-month project period at the minimum federal funding level of $1,268,490, pending availability of federal funds.


  • Letter of Intent: Jun. 9, 2017
  • Application: Jul. 24, 2017

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Eligibility Requirements

Domestic public or private non-profit entities and institutions of higher education. Domestic public or private non-profit entities including state and local governments, Indian tribal governments and organizations (American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American), faithbased organizations, community-based organizations, hospitals, and institutions of higher education.



Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

July 24, 2017