Administration for Community Living -- Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program: Health and Function (Development)

Funding Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services

NOTE: This is a Forecasted Opportunity.

The purpose of the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) 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 disabilities who have the greatest support needs, and to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Rehabilitation Act).

Under this particular DRRP priority, applicants must propose a development project that is aimed at improving the health and function of people with disabilities. In carrying out a development project under this program, a grantee must use knowledge and understanding gained from research to create materials, devices, systems, or methods beneficial to the target population, including design and development of prototypes and processes. NIDILRR's three field-initiated DRRP awards in the health and function domain will be (1) research projects, (2) development projects, or (3) a combination of research and development projects, depending on the ranking of applications provided by the peer review panel. The grants will have a 60-month project period, with five 12-month budget periods.  



Estimated Post Date: Jan 19, 2024
Estimated Application Due Date: Mar 19, 2024 

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Eligibility Requirements

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



Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

March 19, 2024