Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Improving Employment Outcomes for People with Psychiatric Disabilities

Funding Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services

The Administrator of the Administration for Community Living invites applications for a new award for fiscal year (FY) 2019 for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Improving Employment Outcomes for People with Psychiatric Disabilities (93.433). NIDILRR's RRTC program is authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. This RRTC will also conduct activities funded by the Center for Mental Health Services, of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The purpose of the RRTCs, which are funded through the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, is to achieve the goals of, and improve the effectiveness of, services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act through well-designed research, training, technical assistance, and dissemination activities in important topical areas as specified by NIDILRR. These activities are designed to benefit rehabilitation service providers, individuals with disabilities, family members, policymakers, and other research stakeholders. The purpose of this particular RRTC is to contribute to improving employment outcomes for people with psychiatric disabilities by conducting research or evaluative activities and serving as a national resource center providing training, technical assistance and dissemination.

The Administrator of the Administration for Community Living establishes a priority for an RRTC on Improving Employment Outcomes for People with Psychiatric Disabilities. This RRTC will also conduct activities funded by the Center for Mental Health Services, of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The RRTC must conduct research or evaluative studies designed to improve the employment outcomes of people with psychiatric disabilities. Evaluative studies conducted by this RRTC will focus on assessing the effectiveness of existing programs or services; research studies will generate new knowledge, generalizable to the relevant target populations

Deadlines:

  • Letter of Intent: March 19, 2019
  • Application: April 13, 2019

Agency Website

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.

Amount

$875,000

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Medical
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

April 13, 2019