The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center announces grant funding opportunities through its 2022 2nd Cycle Direct Effect and Priority Impact Quality of Life grants initiatives spotlighting two new grant programs, Racial Equity and Rural Unserved & Underserved Populations. Both Quality of Life grants initiatives award financial support to nonprofit organizations that mirror the Reeve Foundation’s mission and 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 a wide range of projects that clearly impact individuals living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers.

Priority Impact offers three increasing levels of grant funding. Each tier is targeted to focus on a Priority issue for the community of individuals living with paralysis and their families, and caregivers.

“It brings me great pleasure to launch these new grants programs. Our Racial Equity program aims to fund projects that explicitly enhances the quality of life of those individuals living at the crossroads of racial inequity and paralysis,” said Mark Bogosian, Director of Quality of Life Grants Program. “Our Rural Unserved & Underserved grants will fund projects focused on promoting accessibility and participation in rural communities, and will provide access to health care, healthy food options, access to broadband and other technologies, and transportation that may not be available now to the community.”

A free Application Technical Assistance will be held on Wednesday, September 7, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST. A Question & Answer period will be provided. Register here or on the Reeve Foundation website.

Applicants are encouraged to read the Eligibility Criteria and Funding Restrictions and Application and Program Guidelines (Direct Effect and Priority Impact), and visit the Reeve Foundation website for an overview of the Quality of Life grants program and the QOL grant application process.

The Foundation is not able to provide individual pre-award assistance either by telephone or email. However, questions about the application process can be submitted to [email protected]. All questions submitted via email will be collected, aggregated, and answered in a Questions and Answers document posted on the website. The deadline for emailed questions is Tuesday, September 13.

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 Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 11:59 pm EASTERN.

For a full application timeline and more information about how to apply, go to the Reeve Foundation blog page.

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