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Quality of Life Grants Program - Direct Effect and COVID-19 Addressing Social Isolation

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, Schools,
and Tribes to Serve People Living with Paralysis

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Funding Source:

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

Conf. Date:

02/09/21

Deadline Date:

03/16/21 11:59 PM Eastern

Description:

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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, tribes, municipal and state governments, school districts, and other institutions for programs that serve people living with paralysis. Funding is intended for a wide variety of services that benefit individuals with paralysis, their caregivers, and their families as well as to address social isolation during the COVID-19 health crisis. Nonprofits with programs promoting expansion, innovation, best practices, promising practices, and/or evidence-based practices are encouraged to apply. Projects must serve at least three individuals with paralysis and/or their families and caregivers to be considered for a grant.

The 2021 1st Cycle Quality of Life grant program will offer Direct Effect and COVID-19: Addressing Social Isolation grants.

Direct Effect Quality of Life Grants (Tier 1) are open-focused and support projects and activities that will clearly impact individuals living with paralysis and their families. Examples of funded projects may include (but are not limited to): sports wheelchairs for a wheelchair basketball team; adapted glider in a community playground; kayak for a rowing program; accessible gym equipment; hydraulic lift at a pool; electronic door openers at a community center; wheelchair accessible picnic table at a county fairground; programs for preventing abuse in adaptive sports; camp programs; subsidized lessons for therapeutic riding; transportation costs for an inclusive afterschool program; and support groups. These grants will have a short-to-medium-range impact.

For types of Direct Effect (Tier 1) projects funded, see: https://s3.amazonaws.com/reeve-assets-production/2021-1st-Cycle-Direct-Effect-and-COVID-19-Social-Isolation-QOL-Grants-Program-and-Application-Guidelines.pdf#page=5

COVID-19: Addressing Social Isolation Grants

The aim of the Reeve Foundation’s Quality of Life (QOL) grants program is to address social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic with the goal of enhancing connectedness of people living with paralysis and their caregivers to their communities and preventing adverse health outcomes.

Though the Foundation is looking to the field for innovative ways to address the program’s aim and goals, funds may support programs and projects to:

  • Connect isolated individuals and remotely foster engagement and connection through
    • Virtual support groups
    • Online activities to help support self-care and stress management
    • Virtual and online adaptive physical activity and health promotion programs
    • Art sessions
    • Gaming
  • Adapt services or create new services to continue to support and engage family caregivers
  • Facilitate connection through the use of technology, including
    • Increasing access to internet, broadband service, and tablets (via loan closets)
  • Provide programs with online opportunities for volunteering (Volunteering has been shown to have many positive health benefits)
  • Create strategies to strengthen and/or build social networks
  • Provide access to tools and resources to help people remain connected and engaged

High Impact Priority Quality of Life Grant Tiers (Tiers 2, 3, and 4) offer three increasing levels of grant funding. High Impact Priority grants fund high priority issues for individuals living with paralysis.

Priority areas for High Impact Priority Grants are:

  • Transportation
  • Respite/Caregiving
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Nursing Home Transition
  • Employment

For additional information about the High-Impact Priority Tiers, see the URL for Full Text link below.

Special consideration will be given to proposed projects that serve current military and/or veterans and their families, as well as those projects that target individuals with paralysis in underserved groups of the population, including (but not limited to): persons at risk of incarceration, current or released prisoners; ethnic minorities; homeless; indigenous or tribal communities; LGBTQ; limited English proficiency; rural residents; migrant workers; low-income and/or poverty populations; and newly injured people with paralysis and their caregivers.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174047

Estimated Size of Grant:

2021 1st Cycle Quality of Life Grants:
- Direct Effect Grants: Up to $25,000
- COVID-19: Addressing Social Isolation Grants: $25,000 - $50,000
- High Impact Priority Grants: $30,000 (Transportation, Respite/Caregiving, and Disaster Preparedness), $40,000 (Nursing Home Transition), and $50,000 (Employment)

Term of Contract:

All grants must be completed within 12 months after receipt of the award funds and are non-renewable. Grant projects awarded through the 2021 1st Cycle will start June 1, 2021 and close May 31, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Quality of Life grant applications are accepted from nonprofit organizations, municipal and state governments, school districts, recognized tribal entities, and other institutions such as community or veterans hospitals. An organization must have its own 501(c)(3) tax status (or be a part of or chapter of a national organization that is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization). Fiscal Sponsors are NOT allowed to apply on behalf of non-501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Programmatic expenses directly related to serving individuals with paralysis and their families are considered more favorable than operational expenses and/or large capital projects.

You may not apply for a grant if you have a current grant that is open.

For a list of Funding Restrictions, see:
https://s3.amazonaws.com/reeve-assets-production/2021-1st-Cycle-Direct-Effect-and-COVID-19-Social-Isolation-QOL-Grants-Program-and-Application-Guidelines.pdf#page=8

Pre-proposal Conference:

Technical Assistance Webinar: February 9, 2021, 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Presentation includes:
- Eligibility requirements
- Application
- Program timeline
- Live Q&A

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rK-RahyPS1i9ZWRvD__Gaw

Pre-Application Information:

2021 1st Cycle Quality of Life Grants Program Calendar:
- Cycle Opens: February 2, 2021
- Technical Assistance Webinar: February 9, 2021
- Deadline for emailed questions: February 12, 2021
- Proposals Due: March 16, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern
- External Review: March 22 – April 16
- Internal Review: April 19 – May 17
- Grants awarded and funded by the end of May
- Grant period: June 1, 2021 – May 31, 2022

Organizations that have previously been awarded a Quality of Life grant in any category may reapply for funding one year following the close of your grant and notification of grant closure by the Reeve Foundation.

Organizations may only apply for one grant in a grants cycle and only under one Tier. Multiple submissions from one organization will not be considered. However, more than one chapter of a national organization may apply in the same grants cycle.

Review process: https://www.christopherreeve.org/get-support/grants-for-non-profits/quality-of-life-grant-review-process

Program Overview: https://www.christopherreeve.org/get-support/grants-for-non-profits/program-overview

Evaluation Indicators: https://www.christopherreeve.org/get-support/grants-for-non-profits/a-quick-guide-to-establishing-evaluation-indicators

Registration Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etScRJXC2bE

Application Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oPa0E3V7uU

View the Webinar Recording here: https://youtu.be/EMsXH-Egb_w

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application portal: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=christopherreeve

For questions, email: QOL@ChristopherReeve.org

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
636 Morris Turnpike
Suite 3A
Short Hills, NJ 07078
1-800-225-0292

Additional contact information: https://www.christopherreeve.org/get-support/ask-us-anything

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