Quality of Life Grant Cycle Opens February 2, 2021

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on January 21, 2021 # News, Quality of Life

Grant checkThe Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center announces grant funding opportunities through its 2021 1st Cycle Direct Effect and special focus COVID-19: Addressing Social Isolation Quality of Life grants initiatives.

Quality of Life 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 grants offer up to $25,000 to nonprofit organizations for projects that clearly impact individuals living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers.

COVID-19: Addressing Social Isolation grants fund projects that address social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic with the goal of enhancing the connectedness of people living with paralysis and their caregivers to their communities and preventing adverse health outcomes. Grants will be awarded within the range of $25,000-$50,000.

Grants funds may not provide stipends, and funds may not be given directly to workers or program participants as salaries or other incentives.

Organizations that have previously been awarded a Quality of Life grant in any category may re-apply for funding one year following the close of their grant and notification of grant closure by the Reeve Foundation.

We encourage you to read the Application and Program Guidelines and to visit the Reeve Foundation website for an overview of the Quality of Life Grant Program and the grant application process.

A free Application Technical Assistance Webinar will be held on Tuesday, February 9th from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST. You may register HERE or on our website.

Grant applications are available and are to be completed online through the Reeve Foundation online grants portal. The online application submission deadline is Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 11:59 pm EASTERN.

The Foundation is no longer able to provide individual pre-award assistance either by telephone or email. However, we welcome you to submit questions about the application process to [email protected]. All questions submitted via email will be collected, aggregated, and answered in a Questions and Answers document posted on our website. The deadline for emailed questions is Friday, February 12.

Organizations that have previously been awarded a Quality of Life grant in any category may re-apply for funding one year following the close of their grant and notification of grant closure by the Reeve Foundation.

2021 1st Cycle Quality of Life Grants Program Calendar

  • Cycle Opens: February 2, 2021
  • Technical Assistance Webinar: February 9, 2021 (register here)
  • Deadline for emailed questions: February 12, 2021 (email to [email protected])
  • Proposals Due: March 16, 2021
  • External Review: March 22 – April 16
  • Internal Review: April 19 – May 17
  • Grants awarded and funded by the end of May
  • Grant period: June 1, 2021 – May 31, 2022