Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice.
For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice.
The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register.
Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at:
Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information.
Purpose of Program:
The purpose of the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program (Program) is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, including international activities, to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology.
The Program's activities are designed to 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, and to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Rehabilitation Act).
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers Program The purpose of the RERCs program, which is funded through the Program, is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act.
The RERCs program encourages advanced engineering research, develops and evaluates innovative technologies, facilitates service delivery system changes, stimulates the production and distribution of new technologies and equipment in the private sector, and provides training opportunities.
RERCs seek to solve rehabilitation problems and remove environmental barriers to improvements in employment, community living and participation, and health and function outcomes of individuals with disabilities.
The general requirements for RERCs are set out in subpart D of 34 CFR part 350 (What Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers Does the Secretary Assist?).
Additional information on the RERCs program can be found at:
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Numbers:
8 4. 133E-1 and 8 4. 133E- 3. Note:
This notice invites applications for two separate competitions.
For funding and other key information for each of the two competitions, see the chart in the Award Information section of this notice.
Applications for grants under the RERC competitions (CFDA numbers 8 4. 133E-1 and 8 4. 133E-3) must be submitted electronically using the Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply site at www.Grants.gov.
Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application.
You may not email an electronic copy of a grant application to us.
You may access an electronic grant application for the RERC competitions (CFDA numbers 8 4. 133E-1 and 8 4. 133E-3) at www.Grants.gov.
You must search for the downloadable application package for the applicable competition by the CFDA number.
Do not include the CFDA number's alpha suffix in your search (e.g., search for 8 4. 133, not 8 4. 133E).