On January 19, the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) sent out a notice requesting comments on its draft long-range plan for the period 2018-2023.
Within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), NIDILRR works to generate new knowledge and promote its effective use to improve the abilities of individuals with disabilities to perform activities of their choice in the community; and to expand society's capacity to provide full opportunities and accommodations for people with disabilities. NIDILRR conducts its work through grants that support research and development.
This long-range plan provides an overview of the state of people with disabilities in the United States and NIDILRR's current investments and potential future directions for research grants. NIDILRR is publishing the draft plan to obtain public comment on the proposed research and development activities to help the agency fulfill its mission.
Read the NIDILRR draft long-range plan here.
Comments will be accepted by email to NIDILRRfuture@acl.hhs.gov. Comments are due by the close of business on Monday, March 20, 2017.