The PRC State Pilot Program is designed to help assess the most effective and efficient ways to enhance the capacity of community disability programming and increase the services and supports available for individuals with paralysis.Through this funding opportunity announcement, ACL will award approximately
two Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) State Pilot Program grants that will provide quality of life subawards to community based disability agencies that serve people living with paralysis, their families, and their support networks.
These grants are designed to enhance the capacity of community disability programming by improving and/or increasing the services and supports provided by community-based disability organizations working to improve the quality of life for individuals with paralysis.
In fiscal year (FY) 2018, ACL awarded two PRC State Pilot Program grants, and this announcement demonstrates ACL’s intent to make approximately two additional grants in FY 201 9. For purposes of this funding opportunity announcement and the activities of the State Pilot Program grantees, “paralysis” refers to a range of disabling conditions due to stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy or any central nervous system disorder and result in difficulty or inability to move the upper or lower extremities.