Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 2nd Cycle Direct Effect and High Impact Priority Quality of Life Grants from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The online application submission deadline is Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at 11:59 pm.

These grants are awarded to organizations that address the needs of people living with paralysis and can demonstrate impact through numbers of people served and other quantitative measures along with stories and examples of quality of life improvement. Nonprofit organizations with programs promoting expansion, innovation, best practices, promising practices, or evidence-based practices are encouraged to apply.

“It is important to the Reeve Foundation to renew and expand our grant program each year. In partnership with ACL, we hope to continue to distribute grants to organizations that mirror our mission and support as many individuals impacted by with paralysis,” says Mark Bogosian, Director, Quality of Life Grants Program, in a media release from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

“With each cycle, we hope to award new applicants and forge new partnerships, while also supporting past organizations that have had such an impact on the community we serve through new and innovative projects.”

Since 2014, the Quality of Life Grants Program has been 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 (Tier 1) offer up to $25,000 to nonprofit organizations for a wide range of projects and activities that impact individuals living with paralysis, their families and caregivers.

High Impact Priority grants offer three levels of funding for projects in the following areas:

Tier 2 — Grants of $30,000 for the following Priority Areas:

  • Transportation
  • Respite/Caregiving
  • Disaster Preparedness

Tier 3 — Grants of $40,000

  • Nursing Home Transition

Tier 4 — Grants of $50,000

  • Employment

Organizations that have previously been awarded a grant in any category may re-apply after one year from notification of grant closure by the Reeve Foundation. All grants must be completed within 12 months after receipt of the award funds and are non-renewable.

A free webinar, Applying for a Reeve Foundation Direct Effect and High Impact Priority Grantwill be held on Monday, September 16, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST.

Grant applications are to be completed online through the Reeve Foundation online grants portal.  The online application submission deadline is Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at 11:59 pm.

The Foundation is no longer able to provide individual pre-award assistance either by telephone or email, it notes in the release. Submit questions about the application process to QOL@ChristopherReeve.org. 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, September 20.

For more information, visit Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

[Source(s): Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, PR Newswire]