Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers

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Archived Information

Program Office: National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

CFDA Number: 84.133D
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants, Contracts
Also Known As: DBTACs


Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers provide technical assistance and training to state and local governments and private businesses regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to facilitate compliance with the ADA and conduct disability and rehabilitation research, and research development activities.


Grants are awarded to each of the 10 regions, and projects provide technical assistance, information and training on interpretation and implementation of ADA to covered entities. Projects also provide information, technical assistance and training to education-based entities on accessible information technology. Additional projects provide technical support, program evaluation research, outreach, coordination and dissemination activities.

Additional Information

This is one of several NIDRR grant programs. Congress provides an appropriation for NIDRR as a whole; see the main entry for NIDRR, CFDA # 84.133. The amounts listed here are a portion of the NIDRR appropriation. Starting in FY 2003, the appropriation amounts shown above include funds for the information technical assistance center.

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Last Modified: 06/12/2014