Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC) Program: RERC on Universally Accessible Information Technology

The summary for the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC) Program: RERC on Universally Accessible Information Technology 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 Administration for Community Living, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC) Program: RERC on Universally Accessible Information Technology: Purpose of Program: 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. RERC on Universally Accessible Information Technology: NIDILRR seeks to fund an RERC to conduct research and development activities: a) to help ensure that accessibility standards are met or exceeded for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) used by individuals with disabilities, b) to help ensure that individualized ICT configurations are available to and adaptable for individuals with disabilities across all contexts, c) for new protocols and standards to assess and optimize ICT usability for individuals with disabilities, d) for tools to support independent or assisted identification and selection of Assistive Technology (AT) for individuals with disabilities; and conduct research activities e) to identify barriers to and facilitators for access to AT, related to software licensing, cost, and availability, and f) to identify barriers to and facilitators of sustainable adoption of innovations providing universal access to ICT for individuals with disabilities.
Federal Grant Title: Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC) Program: RERC on Universally Accessible Information Technology
Federal Agency Name: Administration for Community Living (HHS-ACL)
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2018-ACL-NIDILRR-REGE-0270
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 93.433
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: April 2nd, 2018
Original Application Deadline: April 2nd, 2018
Posted Date: February 1st, 2018
Creation Date: February 1st, 2018
Archive Date: May 2nd, 2018
Total Program Funding: $925,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $925,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $925,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: February 1st, 2018
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) - 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 - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
States; public or private agencies, including for-profit agencies; public or private organizations, including for-profit organizations, IHEs; and Indian tribes and tribal organizations. Foreign entities are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
https://www.acl.gov/grants/applying-grants
Grant Announcement Contact
Patricia Barrett
Patricia.Barrett@acl.hhs.gov

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