OSP FO# 11-159

AGENCY: Department of Education (DOEd)/Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)

PROGRAM: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center—Interventions to Promote Community Living Among Individuals with Disabilities

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers (RRTCs), which are funded through the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act, through advanced research, training, technical assistance, and dissemination activities in general problem areas, as specified by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Such activities are designed to benefit rehabilitation service providers, individuals with disabilities, and the family members or other authorized representatives of individuals with disabilities.

The DOEd announced a final priority for the RRTC on Interventions to Promote Community Living Among Individuals with Disabilities. The intention of the priority is to contribute to improved participation and community living outcomes for individuals with disabilities and their families. The established priority for this project requires the RRTC to conduct rigorous research, training, technical assistance, and dissemination activities that contribute to improved community participation and community living outcomes for individuals with disabilities, including individuals transitioning into the community from nursing homes and other health and community institutions.

Please see the program announcements below for further program details.

DEADLINES: August 11, 2011

FUNDING INFORMATION: The DOEd anticipates providing $700,000 to support an award for a period of up to 60 months. Any application that proposes a budget exceeding $700,000 for a single budget period of 12 months will be rejected.

AGENCY CONTACT:
Lynn Medley
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW.
Room 5140, PCP
Washington, DC 20202–2700
Telephone: (202) 245–7338
Fax: (202) 245-7323
E-mail: Lynn.Medley@ed.gov
Web: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=101733
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-06-27/pdf/2011-16031.pdf
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-06-27/pdf/2011-16035.pdf

REMARKS: Applications must be submitted electronically using the Grants.gov system. Instructions and forms are available on the Grants.Gov web site (http://www.grants.gov). Additional information about Grants.gov for BU Investigators can be obtained on the OSP web site at: http://www.bu.edu/osp/proposal-preparation/electronic-submission/. Please contact the OSP Assistant Director assigned to your school or department as soon as possible to coordinate submission through the Grants.gov system.

Complete program guidelines and application material (CFDA# 84.133B-1) may be obtained from the web site listed above or from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Please distribute this notice to any faculty or staff members who might be interested in the information. For more information, please contact the OSP at X3-4365 or ospinfo@bu.edu, or visit the OSP web site at http://www.bu.edu/osp.