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Funding Opportunity: Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center

Grant Cycle Opens September 9, 2020

***Includes Enhanced Focus on Employment Grants***

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center announces grant funding opportunities through its 2nd Cycle 2020 Direct Effect Quality of Life (Tier 1) and High Impact Priority Quality of Life (Tiers 2-4) grants initiatives.

  • Quality of Life (QOL) grants are federally funded through a cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living (ACL) (Cooperative Agreement Number 90PRRC0002-03-00).
  • Direct Effect QOL grants offer up to $25,000 to nonprofit organizations for projects that clearly impact individuals living with paralysis, their families and caregivers.

High Impact Priority QOL grants fund projects in the following high-priority areas: Tier 2 – Transportation, Respite/Caregiving, and Disaster Response (grants up to $30,000); Tier 3 – Nursing Home Transition (grants up to $40,000); and Tier 4 – Employment (grants up to $50,000).

The High Impact Priority Employment grants are one of Reeve’s top priorities because employment is fundamental in achieving and maintaining independence, while being one of the most challenging obstacles to individuals living with paralysis. In addition, gainful employment allows people living with paralysis to achieve enhanced financial security, higher quality of life, and improved community connections.

Read the full announcement.

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