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Field Initiated Projects Program: Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) -Research

Grant Category
HHS-ACL
Funding Opportunity ID: 298652
Opportunity Number: HHS-2018-ACL-NIDILRR-IFST-0243
Opportunity Title: Field Initiated Projects Program: Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) -Research
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:  
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:  
CFDA Number(s): 93.433
Eligible Applicants: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Minority entities are the only applicants that are eligible to apply for this grant opportunity. NIDILRR's FI Projects grant opportunity for minority serving institutions is intended to improve the capacity of minority entities to conduct high quality disability and rehabilitation research by limiting eligibility for this opportunity to minority entities and Indian tribes. Section 21(b)(2)(A) of the Act authorizes NIDILRR to make awards to minority entities and Indian tribes to carry out activities authorized under Title II of the Act. A minority entity is defined as a historically black college or university (a part B institution, as defined in section 322(2) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended), a Hispanic-serving institution of higher education, an American Indian tribal college or university, or another institution of higher education whose minority student enrollment is at least 50 percent. Foreign entities are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.
Agency Code: HHS-ACL
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
Posted Date: Nov 21, 2017
Close Date: Jan 22, 2018 Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Last Updated Date: Nov 21, 2017
Award Ceiling: $200,000
Award Floor: $200,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $200,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The purpose of the Field Initiated (FI) Projects program is 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. Another purpose of the FI Projects program is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. The purpose of this MSI-FI competition is to improve the capacity of minority entities to engage in disability and rehabilitation research and development activities. NIDILRR will accomplish this by limiting eligibility for this competition to minority entities and Indian tribes in a manner consistent with Section 21(b)(2)(A) of the Act, which authorizes NIDILRR to make awards to minority entities and Indian tribes to carry out activities authorized under Title II of the Act. NIDILRR is particularly interested in applications from individual minority entities that have historically been underrepresented in the Federally-sponsored research arena. In carrying out a research activity under a FI Projects research grant, a grantee must identify one or more hypotheses or research questions and, based on the hypotheses or research questions identified, perform an intensive, systematic study directed toward producing (1) new scientific knowledge, or (2) better understanding of the subject, problem studied, or body of knowledge. Please note that this will be the funding opportunity for FI research proposals for minority-serving institutions.
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