Improving Disability Determination Process: Small Grant Program (IDDP)

The summary for the Improving Disability Determination Process: Small Grant Program (IDDP) 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 Social Security Administration, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Improving Disability Determination Process: Small Grant Program (IDDP): The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides benefits to approximately 11 million individuals with disabilities and their dependents each month. In addition, each month the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program makes payments to approximately 6.5 million low-income individuals who are blind or disabled. In calendar year 2009, expenditures for the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and SSI programs for the blind and disabled totaled $121.5 billion and $41 billion respectively. These programs are the foundation of the Federal structure that provides cash income to individuals who do not have or who have lost the ability to support themselves in the labor market due to one or more permanently disabling conditions. The disability determination process under the SSDI and SSI programs is both extensive and complex. Members of the public with health problems and economic hardships may find it difficult to navigate this complex process. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is seeking ideas to improve the efficiency and reduce the complexity of the disability determination process. SSA is announcing the solicitation of applications to compete for a grant aimed at improving the Disability Determination Process. This new program will make small stipends available to graduate students for innovative research relevant to the disability program. SSA management will identify suggested priority areas of interest. SSA intends to fund stipends to graduate students to support their thesis work with the expectation that the resulting product will be a thesis or written project relevant to our disability program. The successful grantee will serve as Program Manager to coordinate the effort. SSA intends to award funding for this grant on a five-year basis, renewable annually. Annual funding for this grant is $300,000, which will include funding for the program manager and graduate student stipends of $10,000 each.
Federal Grant Title: Improving Disability Determination Process: Small Grant Program (IDDP)
Federal Agency Name: Social Security Administration
Grant Categories: Income Security and Social Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: IDDP-IDD-11-001
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 96.007
CFDA Descriptions: Social Security_Research and Demonstration
Current Application Deadline: Jun 13, 2011
Original Application Deadline: Jun 13, 2011
Posted Date: Apr 28, 2011
Creation Date: Apr 28, 2011
Archive Date: Jul 13, 2011
Total Program Funding: $300,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $300,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Category Explanation
Social Security Administration research project.
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) - Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Additional Information on Eligibility
Research organizations, universities and associations of research organizations and universities only in the United States are eligible to apply.
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