Transition for Youth with Autism and/or Epilepsy Demonstration Projects

Funding Agency:
Health Resources and Services Administration

This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Transition3 for Youth with Autism and/or Epilepsy program, which includes the Transition for Youth with Autism and/or Epilepsy Demonstration Projects (DPs) (HRSA-24-042) and the National Coordinating Center on Transition (NCCT) (HRSA-24-041). The purpose of this program is to develop and advance national, state, and local/community-level frameworks that support successful transition from child to adult serving systems4 for youth with autism and/or epilepsy who have complex health and social needs and require a higher level of family support and coordination (YAES).5 This announcement includes instructions for applying to two separate awards. You may only apply for HRSA-24-042 (DPs) or HRSA-24-041 (NCCT), but not both projects. HRSA will not consider funding applicants who apply to more than one funding opportunity number or focus areas.

The goal of this program is to improve outcomes including quality of life and well-being for YAES and their families/caregivers transitioning from child to adult systems. These systems include but are not limited to post-secondary education, inclusive post-secondary education, employment, community, independent/daily living, and healthcare.6 The target population for this program is characterized as YAES between the ages of 13 and 26 who have co-occurring conditions, intellectual disabilities, experience challenges in social cognition, communication, interpersonal skills, and/or behaviors7 8 9 and require a higher level of family support and coordination.

HRSA-24-042 (DPs): Will be funded to implement and evaluate innovative, sustainable, and scalable strategies that support YAES and their families/caregivers in successfully transitioning from child to adult serving systems. There will be up to four (4) autism and seven (7) epilepsy grants.10 Applicants for HRSA-24-042 (DPs) shall propose a catchment area as well as the methodology and data source for identifying the target population of YAES. For the purpose of this program, catchment areas include but are not limited to school districts, states, local health districts, counties, regional health districts, etc. Catchment areas proposed by organizations such as health care systems and family-based organizations cannot be limited to the youth served exclusively by the applicant organization.

Applicants can only apply for funding under one funding opportunity number, either HRSA-24-042 (DPs) or HRSA-24-041 (NCCT). Applicants applying for the HRSA-24-042 (DPs) may only apply for one focus area, autism or epilepsy, and must clearly state the focus area for which they are applying.7 HRSA will not consider funding applicants who apply to more than one funding opportunity number or focus area. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact fundopps@duke.edu as early as possible.

Application Due Date: March 11, 2024

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

You can apply for HRSA-24-042 (DPs) or HRSA-24-041 (NCCT) if your organization is in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the Republic of Palau and is:
• Public or private

• Community-based

• Tribal (governments, organizations)

Applicants can only apply for funding under one funding opportunity number, either HRSA-24-042 (DPs) or HRSA-24-041 (NCCT). Applicants applying for the HRSA-24-042 (DPs) may only apply for one focus area, autism or epilepsy, and must clearly state the focus area for which they are applying.7 HRSA will not consider funding applicants who apply to more than one funding opportunity number or focus area.

Amount Description

HRSA-24-042 DPs:
We estimate $1,800,000 from the Autism CARES Act funding/authority will be available each year to fund up to four (4) autism DP recipients. We estimate $3,150,000 from the SPRANS Epilepsy funding/authority will be available each year to fund up to seven (7) epilepsy DP recipients. You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $450,000 annually (reflecting direct and indirect costs) for either the autism or epilepsy funding.

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Medical
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

March 11, 2024