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Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.433
Administration for Community Living, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Feb 20, 2018

For programmatic or technical questions:
Amanda Reichard

For grants management or budget questions:
Patricia Barrett


This program will provide a single grant for a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) to conduct research, knowledge translation, training, dissemination, and technical assistance activities to improve outcomes among people with disabilities who live in rural areas, including those from racial and ethnic minority groups.

The proposed project must contribute to the following outcomes:

  • New knowledge about the experiences and outcomes of people with disabilities who live in rural areas, relative to those of urban residents with disabilities
  • New knowledge about interventions designed to improve outcomes for people with disabilities living in rural areas
  • Greater societal and service delivery capacity to promote positive outcomes for people with disabilities in rural areas

Required activities include:

  1. Coordinate on research projects of mutual interest with relevant NIDILRR-funded projects
  2. Involve individuals with disabilities, including individuals with disabilities from minority backgrounds, in planning and implementing research, training, dissemination activities, and in project evaluation
  3. Coordinate with the appropriate NIDILRR-funded Knowledge Translation Centers and professional and consumer organizations to provide scientific results and information to policymakers, service providers, researchers, and others, including employers, vocational rehabilitation providers, and independent living centers

Eligible applicants include:

  • States
  • Public or private agencies, including for-profit agencies and organizations
  • Tribes and tribal organizations
  • Nonprofit organizations including faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, hospitals, and institutions of higher education
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $875,000 per year
Project period: 60 months
Expected number of awards: 1

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available through

Tagged as
Minorities · People with disabilities · Research methods and resources · Rural-urban differences

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