​Quality of Life Grant Cycle opens February 3, 2020

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on January 27, 2020 # News, Quality of Life Grant Spotlight

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center announces grant funding opportunities through its 1st Cycle 2020 Direct Effect Quality of Life (Tier 1) and Expanded Effect Quality of Life (Tier 5) 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 90PRRC0002-02-00).

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

Expanded Effect grants are awarded to previously funded Quality of Life grantees whose programs and/or projects have achieved demonstrable, successful impact. Approximately six (6) grants of up to $100,000 each will support significant expansion of strategies and programs that are evidence-based, show innovate promising practices, and/or best practices in the field they serve to improve quality of life for people with paralysis, their families, and caregivers.

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 updated Application and Program Guidelines, which include new Eligibility Criteria, and to visit the Reeve Foundation website for an overview of the Quality of Life Grants Program and the grant application process.

Scoring rubrics and application review forms are now included in the guidelines to enable applicants to better understand how their proposals are evaluated.

A free Application Technical Assistance Webinar will be held on Monday, February 10th from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST. You may register HERE or on our website.

Quality of Life grant applications are available and are to be completed online through the Reeve Foundation online grants portal.The online application submission deadline is Monday, March 16, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

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 14th.

2020 1st Cycle Quality of Life Grants Program Calendar

  • Cycle Opens: February 3, 2020
  • Technical Assistance Webinar: February 10, 2020; 3:00 EASTERN REGISISTER HERE
  • Deadline for emailed questions: February 14, 2020
  • Proposals Due: March 16, 2020
  • External Review: March 19-April 22
  • Internal Review: April 27-May 18
  • Grants awarded and funded by the end of May 2020
  • Grant period: June 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021

The National Paralysis Resource Center website is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $8,700,000 with 100 percent funding by ACL/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government.