The purpose of the Field Initiated (FI) Projects program is to generate new knowledge through research or 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.
Another purpose of the FI Projects program is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
In carrying out a development activity under an FI Projects development grant, a grantee must use knowledge and understanding gained from research to create models, methods, tools, systems, materials, devices, applications, standards, or intervention protocols, that are beneficial to the target population.
Please note this will be the Funding Opportunity for FI Development proposals.