Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program: Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERCs): RERC on Low vision and Blindness CFDA Number 84.133E-1

The summary for the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program: Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERCs): RERC on Low vision and Blindness CFDA Number 84.133E-1 grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Department of Education, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program: Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERCs): RERC on Low vision and Blindness CFDA Number 84.133E-1: Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html. Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information. Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program 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 the most severe disabilities; and to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Rehabilitation Act). Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers Program (RERCs) The purpose of the RERC program is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act by conducting advanced engineering research on and development of innovative technologies that are designed to solve particular rehabilitation problems, or to remove environmental barriers. RERCs also demonstrate and evaluate such technologies, facilitate service delivery system changes, stimulate the production and distribution of new technologies and equipment in the private sector, and provide training opportunities. Priorities: These priorities are from the notice of final priorities for this program, published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register. Absolute Priorities: For FY 2011 and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applicants from these competitions, these priorities are absolute priorities. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) we consider only applications that meet one of the following priorities. These priorities are: 84.133E-1--RERC on Low Vision and Blindness. 84.133E-3--RERC on Wireless Technologies. Note: The full text of these priorities is included in the notice of final priorities, published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register and in the application package for these competitions. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.133E-1. Applications for grants under the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers program, CFDA number 84.133E-1 or 84.133E-3, must be submitted electronically using the Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply site at http://www.Grants.gov. Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application. You may not e-mail an electronic copy of a grant application to us. You may access the electronic grant applications for the RERC on Low Vision and Blindness and the RERC on Wireless Technologies competitions at http://www.Grants.gov. You must search for the downloadable application package for this program by the CFDA number. Do not include the CFDA number's alpha suffix in your search (e.g., search for 84.133, not 84.133E).
Federal Grant Title: Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program: Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERCs): RERC on Low vision and Blindness CFDA Number 84.133E-1
Federal Agency Name: Department of Education
Grant Categories: Education
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-062411-001
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 84.133
CFDA Descriptions: National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
Current Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2011 Applications Available: June 24, 2011. Date of Pre-Application Meeting: July 15, 2011. Date of Pre-Application Meeting: Interested parties are invited to participate in a pre-application meeting and to receive information and technical assistance through individual consultation with NIDRR staff. The pre-application meeting will be held July 15, 2011. Interested parties may participate in this meeting by conference call with NIDRR staff from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Washington, DC time. NIDRR staff also will be available from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the same day, by telephone, to provide information and technical assistance through individual consultation. For further information or to make arrangements to participate in the meeting via conference call or for an individual consultation, contact either Lynn Medley or Marlene Spencer as follows: Lynn Medley, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 5140, Potomac Center Plaza (PCP), Washington, DC 20202-2700. Telephone: (202) 245-7338 or by e-mail: Lynn.Medley@ed.gov. Marlene Spencer, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 5133, PCP, Washington, DC 20202-2700. Telephone: (202) 245-7532 or by e-mail: Marlene.Spencer@ed.gov. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 15, 2011.
Original Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2011 Applications Available: June 24, 2011. Date of Pre-Application Meeting: July 15, 2011. Date of Pre-Application Meeting: Interested parties are invited to participate in a pre-application meeting and to receive information and technical assistance through individual consultation with NIDRR staff. The pre-application meeting will be held July 15, 2011. Interested parties may participate in this meeting by conference call with NIDRR staff from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Washington, DC time. NIDRR staff also will be available from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the same day, by telephone, to provide information and technical assistance through individual consultation. For further information or to make arrangements to participate in the meeting via conference call or for an individual consultation, contact either Lynn Medley or Marlene Spencer as follows: Lynn Medley, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 5140, Potomac Center Plaza (PCP), Washington, DC 20202-2700. Telephone: (202) 245-7338 or by e-mail: Lynn.Medley@ed.gov. Marlene Spencer, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 5133, PCP, Washington, DC 20202-2700. Telephone: (202) 245-7532 or by e-mail: Marlene.Spencer@ed.gov. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 15, 2011.
Posted Date: Jun 24, 2011
Creation Date: Jun 24, 2011
Archive Date: Sep 14, 2011
Total Program Funding: $950,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $950,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Special district governments - Independent school districts - Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities - Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) - Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - For profit organizations other than small businesses - Small businesses - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible Applicants: States; public or private agencies, including for-profit agencies; public or private organizations, including for-profit organizations; institutions of higher education; and Indian tribes and tribal organizations.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/fr-2011-06-24/pdf/2011-15933.pdf
Grant Announcement Contact
Julius Cotton ED Grants.gov FIND Systems Admin. Phone 202-245-6140 julius.cotton@ed.gov Program Managers: Lynn Medley or Marlene Spencer as follows: Lynn Medley U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 5140 Potomac Center Plaza (PCP) Washington, DC 20202-2700 Telephone: (202) 245-7338 or by e-mail: lynn.medley@ed.gov. Marlene Spencer U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 5133 Potomac Center Plaza (PCP) Washington, DC 20202-2700. Telephone: (202) 245-7532 or by e-mail: Marlene.Spencer@ed.gov.

e-Mail: Program Manager [Marlene.Spencer@ed.gov]
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