New High Impact Innovative Assistive Technology Grant cycle opening July 15

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on July 08, 2019 # Technology, Quality of Life

Launched in 2015 in partnership with the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s High Impact Innovative Assistive Technology (HIIAT) Grant is a competitive grant cycle that awards a small number of one-year grants of up to $75,000. Part of the Foundation’s overall Quality of Life Grant Program, the grant helps state programs expand their reach in the field of assistive technology through new innovations that will impact people living with paralysis in their homes and communities. For the upcoming 2019 cycle, the HIIAT grants program has recently made changes to its application process.

Starting with the new grant cycle opening on July 15, previously awarded Quality of Life Grantees are now eligible to apply. However, past grantees must submit proposals for new and innovative projects and not replications of previously awarded projects. They must also be in good standing with the Reeve Foundation, which is defined as having successfully closed out their past grant award, including a timely submitted final report indicating program accomplishments and fully expended grant funds as related to the awarded grant budget.

The new application cycle for the HIIAT grants will be open for two months, will all applications due by September 16.

To learn more about the new changes for the HIIAT grant cycle, join the Reeve Foundation for a RESNA/ADA Network Webinar on Assistive Technology on Wednesday, July 10 from 3:00 - 4:30 EST. The webinar will provide participants with information on the next competition of the Reeve Foundation HIIAT program and will also highlight two recent HIIAT grant recipient programs: the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology, Inc. and the South Carolina Assistive Technology Program. Staff members from the two programs will provide an overview of their grant accomplishments.

Program Timeline

  • RESNA/ADA Network Webinar on Assistive Technology: July 10
  • Online application opens: July 15
  • Application Technical Assistance Webinar: July 22
  • Application Submission Deadline: September 16
  • Application Review: September 17 through October 15
  • Decision Announcements: Beginning of November
  • One-year Grant Period: December 1, 2019 – November 30, 2020