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Administration for Community Living Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase I

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.433
Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jan 18, 2022

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Brian Bard

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Sherlonda Blue


This program (Short title: SBIR) provides funding for research and/or development that improves the abilities of individuals with disabilities to perform activities of their choice in the community, with an emphasis on community living and participation, health and function, and employment. The program places particular emphasis on helping women, socially/economically disadvantaged individuals, and applicants from underrepresented or rural areas compete in the SBIR program.

Examples of research topics of interest include:

  • Enhance opportunities for individuals with disabilities of all types to engage in employment with an emphasis on making the processes of reading, understanding, accessing, and completing online job applications and pre-employment tests accessible to people with all types of disabilities
  • Increased independence of individuals with disabilities in community settings through the development of technology to support access to these settings
  • Enhanced sensory or motor function of individuals with disabilities through the development of technology to support improved functional capacity
  • Enhanced workforce participation through the development of technology to increase access to employment, promote sustained employment, and support employment advancement for individuals with disabilities
  • Enhanced community living and participation for individuals with disabilities through the development of voting technology that improves access for individuals with disabilities
  • Improved healthcare interventions through the development of technology to support independent access to community healthcare services for individuals with disabilities
  • Technology that increases access to caregiving for individuals with disabilities

Applicants must be small businesses. Eligibility requirements include:

  • For-profit small business concern
  • At least 51% U.S.-owned and independently operated
  • Located in the U.S.
  • Principal investigator's primary employment will be with the small business during the project
  • 500 or fewer employees
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $100,000
Award floor: $95,000
Project period: 6 months
Estimated number of awards: 10
Estimated total program funding: $1,000,000

Application process

Links to the application and full announcement are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

Tagged as
Access · Employment and unemployment · Informal caregivers · People with disabilities · Self-sufficiency · Women

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