New Expanded Effect Quality of Life Grant cycle

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on March 28, 2019 # Quality of Life Grant Spotlight

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is piloting a new and exciting grant program for previously awarded Quality of Life grantees whose programs and/or projects have achieved demonstrable, successful impact. The Expanded Effect Quality of Life Grants program will award approximately six grants of up to $100,000. These grants will support significant expansion of initiatives that are evidence-based, showing the best innovative and promising practices, to improve quality of life for people with paralysis, their families, and caregivers.

Parameters of the Expanded Effect Grant include:

  • Expectation to scale programs and/or projects that have prior evidence of effectiveness and positive results, in order to improve outcomes for people living with paralysis
  • Grantees will extend services and access and the expansion of effective solutions to serve substantially larger numbers of people with paralysis
  • Grant funding will fund projects of a sizeable and significant impact

Previous grantee organizations whose projects have been implemented successfully, having achieved demonstrable impact and are in a position to be expanded may apply. Current grantees for the 2018-2019 grant year may not apply at this time. The Quality of Life Grant program is also waving the two-year waiting period for previous grant recipients. For more information on applicant eligibility and funding restrictions, refer to our Eligibility Criteria.

Prior grantees are encouraged to replicate their programs and/or projects in new settings, on a larger local or national level. They are also encouraged to request funding for programs and projects that would require the full $100,00 to expand their previously funded grant award. All projects must be completed within 12 months and all grant funds must be expended within 12 months of receiving the award.

All information, including the Expanded Effect Quality of Life Grant Application and Program Guidelines, access to the Reeve Foundation online grants portal, and webinar registration for the Friday, March 29, at 2:00 pm EDT is available on the Quality of Life grants page.

Questions about the application process may be submitted to [email protected] The deadline for emailed questions is Wednesday, April 3.

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 90PRRC0002-01-01).

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