Please see below for the full statement by the Administration for Community Living (ACL):
“A new grant opportunity from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL has been announced under the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC) Program on Technologies to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-Term Disabilities.
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 Technologies to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-Term Disabilities - The purpose of this particular RERC is to conduct research, development, and related activities toward innovative technological solutions, new knowledge, and new concepts that are intended to improve the lives of people aging with long-term disabilities.
Please visit the link above for more details about the grant opportunity and application process. This grant opportunity closes on March 26, 2018.
To stay current on NIDILRR grant opportunities, please visit www.grants.gov and search: NIDILRR or 93.433.
Within ACL, NIDILRR works to generate new knowledge and promote its effective use to improve the abilities of individuals with disabilities to perform activities of their choice in the community; and to expand society's capacity to provide full opportunities and accommodations for people with disabilities. NIDILRR conducts its work through grants that support research and development.”
Access the statement online here.