ACL's National Paralysis Resource Center (managed by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation) is announcing new funding opportunities for organizations and agencies that serve people living with any type of paralysis. Read the Application and Program Guidelines and to visit the Reeve Foundation website for an overview of the QOL grant program and the QOL grant application process. A free Application Technical Assistance Webinar will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST. Register here.
Ongoing research on COVID-19 shows that social isolation and loneliness have increased during the pandemic. Previous research found that social isolation is linked to many physical and mental health problems including heart disease, diabetes, heart failure, stroke, dementia, anxiety, depression, and suicide. To address these problems being exacerbated by the pandemic, a new grant opportunity was created. Applications due March 16, 2021.
- COVID-19: Addressing Social Isolation Quality of Life (QOL) grants fund projects that 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. Grants will be awarded within the range of $25,000 - $50,000.
- A second grant opportunity is also available: The Direct Effect Quality of Life (QOL) grants offer up to $25,000 to nonprofit organizations for projects that clearly impact individuals living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers.