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

Grant Category
HHS-ACL
Opportunity ID: 300058
Opportunity Number: HHS-2018-ACL-NIDILRR-REGE-0270
Opportunity Title: Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC) Program: RERC on Universally Accessible Information Technology
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: 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.
Agency Code: HHS-ACL
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
Posted Date: Jan 12, 2018
Last Updated Date: Jan 12, 2018
Estimated Synopsis Post Date: Jan 23, 2018
Fiscal Year: 2018
Award Ceiling: $925,000
Award Floor: $925,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $925,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: 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.
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Last modified on 01/15/2018


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