Accessible Voting Technology Initiative

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Accessible Voting Technology Initiative: Through the Accessible Voting Technology Initiative, EAC will support research ontransformative technologies and approaches to meet the critical challenge of makingvoting more accessible to all eligible voters. Funding will support research for: 1)promising technologies and practices; 2) technology testing and adoption; and 3)development of administrative processes and training improvements to increaseaccessibility of existing voting procedures and election systems. The initiative will focuson a broad spectrum of research that addresses a variety of disabilities, as defined by the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).The second TA call will be held on December 1, 2010 at 1:30 pm (Eastern Standard Time). Call-in information can be found at the end of the NOFA. A recording of the first TA call and list of FAQs can be found at the link for the Notice of Funding Availability listed below.
Federal Grant Title: Accessible Voting Technology Initiative
Federal Agency Name: Election Assistance Commission
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: EAC-10-001
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 90.403
CFDA Descriptions: U.S. Election Assistance Commission Research Grants
Current Application Deadline: Mar 01, 2011
Original Application Deadline: Mar 01, 2011
Posted Date: Oct 25, 2010
Creation Date: Dec 01, 2010
Archive Date: Mar 31, 2011
Total Program Funding: $7,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $7,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Category Explanation
This initiative will support research and development activities to increase the accessibility of new, existing, and emerging technological solutions in such areas as assistive technologies, interoperability, and design of voting systems.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
To be eligible for this Notice's grant award, an applicant must: Be an existing grant-making institution or partner with one, or have a credible plan to develop and support a sub-granting process; Have a strong track record of using rigorous criteria to select, invest in, support, and monitor the replication and expansion of grantees; Have a well-articulated plan to: o Replicate and expand research-proven initiatives that have been shown to produce sizable, sustained benefits to participants or society; and/or o Collaborate with a research organization to undertake rigorous evaluations to assess the effectiveness of initiatives. Have appropriate policies on conflicts of interest, self-dealing, and other improper practices; Have demonstrated expertise in the election administration field, including work with voters with disabilities, and creating accessible electronic documentation; and 16 Have demonstrated experience in either funding or successfully designing and implementing research projects.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Debbie Chen Senior Grants Specialist Phone 202-566-2166

TA Support for this Grant [dcheneac@gmail.com]
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