Accessible Voting Technology Initiative

Through the Accessible Voting Technology Initiative, EAC will support research ontransformative technologies and approaches to meet the critical challenge of makingvoting more accessible to all eligible voters.

Funding will support research for:
1)promising technologies and practices; 2) technology


testing and adoption; and 3)development of administrative processes and training improvements to increaseaccessibility of existing voting procedures and election systems.

The initiative will focuson a broad spectrum of research that addresses a variety of disabilities, as defined by the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).The second TA call will be held on December 1, 2010 at 1:30 pm (Eastern Standard Time).

Call-in information can be found at the end of the NOFA.

A recording of the first TA call and list of FAQs can be found at the link for the Notice of Funding Availability listed below.
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U.S. Election Assistance Commission Research Grants

U.S. Election Assistance Commission

Agency: Election Assistance Commission

Office: None

Estimated Funding: $7,000,000

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Notice of Funds Availability

Additional Information of Eligibility:
To be eligible for this Notice’s grant award, an applicant must: •Be an existing grant-making institution or partner with one, or have a credible plan to develop and support a sub-granting process; • Have a strong track record of using rigorous criteria to select, invest in, support, and monitor the replication and expansion of grantees; • Have a well-articulated plan to: o Replicate and expand research-proven initiatives that have been shown to produce sizable, sustained benefits to participants or society; and/or o Collaborate with a research organization to undertake rigorous evaluations to assess the effectiveness of initiatives.

• Have appropriate policies on conflicts of interest, self-dealing, and other improper practices; • Have demonstrated expertise in the election administration field, including work with voters with disabilities, and creating accessible electronic documentation; and 16 • Have demonstrated experience in either funding or successfully designing and implementing research projects.

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Debbie ChenSenior Grants SpecialistPhone 202-566-2166

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