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Applications for New Awards; National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research--Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects--National Data and Statistical Center for the Burn Model Systems

AGENCY: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education.
ACTION: National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)--Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program--Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRPs)--National Data and Statistical Center for the Burn Model Systems.

Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2013.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.133A-6.

DATES: Applications Available:November 5, 2012.

Date of Pre-Application Meeting:November 26, 2012.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications:January 22, 2013.

Full Text of AnnouncementI. Funding Opportunity Description

Purpose of Program:The purpose of the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, including international activities, to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities, and to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Rehabilitation Act).

Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRPs)

The purpose of DRRPs, which are funded under NIDRR's Disability andRehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act by developing methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technologies that advance a wide range of independent living and employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities. DRRPs carry out one or more of the following types of activities, as specified and defined in 34 CFR 350.13 through 350.19: research, training, demonstration, development, dissemination, utilization, and technical assistance. Additional information on DRRPs can be found at:www.ed.gov/rschstat/research/pubs/res-program.This competition is to establish a national datacenter to house the data collected by NIDRR's Burn Model System grantees. This Center is responsible for working with these grantees to establish protocols and quality control mechanisms for support of grantee data collection efforts.

Priority:NIDRR has established two absolute priorities for this competition.

Absolute Priorities:The priority titled "General Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Requirements", which applies to all DRRP competitions, is from the notice of final priorities for the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, published in theFederal Registeron April 28, 2006 (71 FR 25472). The priority titled "National Data and Statistical Center for the Burn Model Systems" is from the notice of final priority for this program, published in theFederal Registeron June 7, 2012 (77 FR 33729).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynn Medley or Marlene Spencer as follows:

Lynn Medley, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., room 5140, PCP, Washington, DC 20202-2700. Telephone: (202) 245-7338 or by email:lynn.medley@ed.gov.

Marlene Spencer, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW.,room 5133, PCP, Washington, DC 20202-2700. Telephone: (202) 245-7532 or by email:marlene.spencer@ed.gov.

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VIII. Other Information

Accessible Format:Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document and a copy of the application package in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) by contacting the Grants and Contracts Services Team, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., room 5075, PCP, Washington, DC 20202-2550. Telephone: (202) 245-7363. If you use a TDD or a TTY, call the FRS, toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.

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Dated: October 29, 2012. Michael Yudin, Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.