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Welcome to NIDRR

What's New
1/15/2015: NIDRR director Tschida Issues 2015 FIP Competition Dear Colleague Letter
  PDF (112KB)
12/17/2014: Stakeholder’s Meeting: Update on ongoing transfer of NIDRR to ACL
  Audio File (MP3, 10.7MB) | Transcript  (PDF, 180KB)
8/11/2014: NIDRR director Tschida Issues WIOA Dear Colleague Letter
  PDF (408KB)

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NIDRR Spotlight
New Stakeholder’s Meeting: Update on ongoing transfer of NIDRR to ACL
On December 17, 2015, Kathy Greenlee, Administrator of the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Sharon Lewis, Principal Deputy Administrator of ACL, and NIDRR Director John Tschida held a Stakeholder’s Meeting via teleconference. In this meeting they shared an update on the ongoing process to transfer NIDRR to ACL as directed by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 and the joint effort to shape the vision and priorities for the combined agency.  

  Audio File (MP3, 10.7MB) | Transcript (PDF, 180KB)

WIOA Dear Colleague Letter
NIDRR director issues August 11, 2014 WIOA Dear Colleague Letter (PDF (408KB). 
President Obama Signs the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
The signing of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act on July 22, 2014 creates a blueprint for job growth and makes key improvements to the nation’s workforce development system. For the unemployed, the new law offers hope; for the young, it offers encouragement; and for people with disabilities, it brings opportunity. This law helps workers attain the foundation skills necessary for 21st century jobs and fosters a modern workforce that can compete in a global economy. It emphasizes the creation of career pathway programs, improved training, and streamlined service delivery to individuals—especially for underserved youth and adults.
Report: FY 2013 NIDRR Organization Highlights.
We at NIDRR are pleased to present to the Congress, the Administration and our broader community of stakeholders this summary of our activities and accomplishments in fiscal year (FY) 2013.

 Download: PDF (4.5MB)

Report: Summary of 2013 Annual Performance Reports from NIDRR Grantees.
This report presents selected key data from the NIDRR 2013 grantee Annual Performance Report (APR). Grant funding presented in this report is for the APR reporting period June 1, 2012 through May 31, 2013. The report also compares data for 2009 through 2013 on some variables. download files PDF (417KB)


Who NIDRR Is and What Makes It Unique
| Mission | About NIDRR | FAQ | What's New |
The People of NIDRR
| People and Offices |
NIDRR Legislation and Policy
| Legislation and Policy | Long-Range Plan |
NIDRR Programs (also called funding mechanisms)
| Programs |


NIDRR Grant Opportunities
Latest NIDRR Grant Funding Opportunities
| NIDRR's FY2015 Grant Forecast |
| Grants.gov's Search Form |
Hint: Type 84.133 in the CFDA box and click the search button
Learn How to Appy for a NIDRR Grant
| Guide for Applicants | Applicant Information Center |

NIDRR Peer Review

NIDRR's Online Grant Directory
Orgin and Purpose and an Introduction to the Program Directory
| Origin and Purpose | Introduction |
Browse or Search For NIDRR Grants
Browse our Program Directory by:
| Program or Funding Mechanism | Long-Range Plan Domain | State |
Meet the FY2013 NIDRR Grantees
Search our Program Directory
Downloadable Program Directory by Fiscal Year
Download from here


NIDRR Publications and Products
NIDRR and NIDRR-Grantee Publications and Products
| Publications and Products | Technology Product Videos by NIDRR Grantees |


NIDRR's Online Reporting System, Performance and Evaluation
NIDRR's Online Annual Reporting System
Basic Description of Our Annual Performance Report and Data System | NIDRR Program Performance
Evaluation Activities:
| Formative Review | External or Summative Evaluation Activites |


Find the Information You Seek
Help Finding Something on the NIDRR Website
| Site Guide | Email the NIDRR Webmaster |
Ask NIDRR a Question or Make a Comment
| Contact Us |
Chat with a Disability Information Specialist
| National Rehabilitation Information Center's "Ask Me" Page |
Articles and Books on a Disability Topic
A database of disability literature maintained by our contractor, the National Rehabilitation Information Center
Find Information on an Assistive Technology Device
Find a Disability Organization
| NARIC Knowledgebase |
Social Media
Use Social Media to share your disability information needs and know what happening at NIDRR:
| NARIC's Social Media Tools for Consumers, Professionals and Researchers |
Services of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
| What is NARIC and What Can it Do for Me? |


NIDRR's Mission
Generating new knowledge and promoting its effective use in improving the ability of persons with disabilities to perform activities of their choice in the community,
Expanding society's capacity to provide full opportunities and accommodations for its citizens with disabilities.


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