Grant Forecast Seeks Rehab Technology

The Administration for Community Living within HHS on November 9, 2018 posted the grant forecast “Field Initiated (FI) Projects Program” (HHS-2019-ACL-NIDILRR-IFDV-0321) with estimates total program funding will be at $1,600,000.

The purpose for the “FI Projects Program” is to generate new knowledge through research or to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology to enable individuals with disabilities to integrate into society, be employable, and take part in independent living.

To carry out a development activity under an FI Project grant, a grantee must use knowledge and understanding gained from research to create materials, devices, systems, methods, measures, techniques, tools, prototypes, processes or intervention protocols that are beneficial to the target population.

Eligible applicants can include state, counties, city, special district governments, Native American tribal governments, private institutions of higher education, public and state controlled institutions of higher education, and nonprofits. State profit agencies, public or private organizations to include for-profit organizations and tribal organizations.

The synopsis is expected to be posted on December 5, 2018 with the application estimated to be due on February 5, 2019. The award is estimated to be on September 30, 2019. For additional information, go to or email

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