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Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model Systems National Data and Statistical Center

Grant to a USA For-Profit, Nonprofit, IHE, or State
for Data Collection on Serious Head Injuries

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration for Community Living (ACL) - National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)

Conf. Date:

04/15/21

LOI Date:

04/26/21

Deadline Date:

05/21/21 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grant to a USA for-profit, nonprofit, IHE, agency, state, or tribal organization for data collection and processing on head injuries. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to improve rehabilitation outcomes for traumatic brain injuries through proper collection and assessment of data.

The Administrator of the Administration for Community Living establishes a priority for the funding of a TBI Model Systems National Data and Statistical Center that advances rehabilitation by increasing the rigor and efficiency of scientific efforts to longitudinally assess the experience of people with TBI. To meet this priority, the TBI Model Systems National Data and Statistical Center's research and technical assistance must be designed to contribute to the following outcomes:

  • Maintenance of a national longitudinal database for data (TBI Model Systems National Database) submitted by each of the TBI Model System Centers.
  • High-quality, reliable data in the TBI Model Systems National Database.
  • High-quality data collected from database participants of all racial/ethnic backgrounds.
  • Rigorous research conducted by TBI Model System Centers and all investigators who are analyzing data from the TBI Model Systems National Database.
  • Enhanced continuity of the TBI Model Systems National Database.
  • Improved quality and efficiency of operations of the TBI Model Systems National Database operations through collaboration with the Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems National Data and Statistical Center, the Burn Model Systems National Data and Statistical Center, and the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center.
  • Increased use and impact of the TBI Model Systems National Database through continued and enhanced collaborations with Federal and non-Federal partners, including collaborations that promote synergy with other common data elements initiatives.
  • Improved outcomes of the TBI Model System Centers through managing data, if requested, that are generated by TBI Model System Centers module research and TBI Model System Centers collaborative grant research.
  • Improved performance of the TBI Model Systems program by working with the TBI Model System Centers to develop and revise standard operating procedures that provide guidance for TBI Model System Centers operations.
  • Increased public accessibility of TBI data, ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of the database as well as promoting the use of the data to advance knowledge, in consultation with NIDILRR.
  • Ongoing access to the tools and resources of the TBI Model Systems National Data and Statistical Center.

For further details on the priority areas, see pages 5-6 of the funding announcement in Attached Files below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 195308

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$692,500

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $692,500 per budget period
Award Floor: $685,000 per budget period

Term of Contract:

Length of Project Period: 60-month project period with five 12-month budget periods

The anticipated project period start date for this announcement is: 09/01/2021

Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Independent school districts
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

States; public or private agencies, including for-profit agencies; public or private organizations, including for-profit organizations; IHEs; and Indian tribes and tribal organizations.

For a full list of funding restrictions, see page 15 of the funding announcement in Attached Files below.

Pre-proposal Conference:

An informational conference call will be held between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (Eastern time) on 04/15/2021. Interested parties are invited to participate in the pre-application meeting to discuss the funding priority and to receive information and technical assistance. You must contact Megan Alvarado in order to participate in this meeting.

NIDILRR staff also will be available to provide information and technical assistance via individual phone consultations from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the date listed above. Requests for individual consultations during this one-hour window must be made in advance to Megan Alvarado.

Pre-Application Information:

Date for Informational Conference Call: 04/15/2021
Due Date for Letter of Intent: 04/26/2021
Due Date for Applications: 05/21/2021 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Applicants are requested, but not required, to submit a letter of intent to apply for this funding opportunity to assist ACL in planning for the application independent review process. The purpose of the letter of intent is to allow staff to estimate the number of independent reviewers needed and to avoid potential conflicts of interest in the review.

Applications that fail to meet the application due date will not be reviewed and will receive no further consideration. You are strongly encouraged to submit your application a minimum of 3-5 days prior to the application closing date.

Please note, ACL requires applications for all announcements to be submitted electronically through Grants.gov in Workspace. The Grants.gov registration process can take several days. If your organization is not currently registered, please begin this process immediately.

All applicants must have a DUNS number and be registered with the System for Award Management.

NIDILRR recommends that all applicants view a 3-part training video entitled “NIDILRR Data Archiving and Sharing.” This training video is available at: https://dataarchivingandsharing.naric.com/

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330446

For a list of relevant application documents, go to the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov link above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Letters of intent and requests to participate in the informational conference call should be sent to Megan.Alvarado@acl.hhs.gov.

If you have any questions about the programmatic or substantive requirements of this funding opportunity, please contact the competition manager:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
Kenneth Wood
Kenneth.Wood@acl.hhs.gov
(202) 795-7469

Office of Grants Management
Marlene Spencer
(202) 795-7442

CFDA Number:

93.433

Funding or Pin Number:

HHS-2021-ACL-NIDILRR-DPTB-0064

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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