Slots: 1. In addition, applicants can only apply for funding under one funding opportunity number, either HRSA-24-042 (DPs) or HRSA-24-041 (NCCT). Applicants applying for the HRSA-24-042 (DPs) may only apply for one focus area, autism or epilepsy, and must clearly state the focus area for which they are applying.
Internal Deadline: Friday, January 12, 2024, 5pm PT
External Deadline: March 11, 2024
Award Type: Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: Up to four (4) new grants focused on autism; up to seven (7) new grants focused on epilepsy
Anticipated Award Amount: $4,950,000 total funding. Up to $450,000 per award, subject to the availability of appropriated funds
Link to Award: https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/349426
Process for Limited Submissions
PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Research Initiatives and Infrastructure (RII) Application Portal: https://rii.usc.edu/oor-portal/. Use the template provided here: RII Limited Submission Applicant Template
Materials to submit include:
- (1) Two-Page Proposal Summary (1” margins; single-spaced; standard font type, e.g. Arial, Helvetica, Times New Roman, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 2-page limit will be excluded from review. You must use the template linked above.
- (2) CV – (5 pages maximum)
Note: The portal requires information about the PIs in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.
This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Transition for Youth with Autism and/or Epilepsy program, which includes the Transition for Youth with Autism and/or Epilepsy Demonstration Projects (DPs) (HRSA-24-042) and the National Coordinating Center on Transition (NCCT) (HRSA-24-041). The purpose of this program is to develop and advance national, state, and local/community-level frameworks that support successful transition from child to adult serving systems for youth with autism and/or epilepsy who have complex health and social needs and require a higher level of family support and coordination (YAES). This announcement includes instructions for applying to two separate awards. You may only apply for HRSA-24-042 (DPs) or HRSA-24-041 (NCCT), but not both projects. HRSA will not consider funding applicants who apply to more than one funding opportunity number or focus areas.
HRSA-24-042 (DP) Objectives:
1) By August 2029, increase by 50% the percentage of YAES successfully transitioning to adult serving systems.
2) By August 2029, adopt a framework, for ongoing partnership, collaboration, and consultation between agencies to support the transition process.
3) By August 2029, increase by 75% the percentage of all families/caregivers reporting improved self-efficacy with the transition process.
The goal of this program is to improve outcomes including quality of life and well-being for YAES and their families/caregivers transitioning from child to adult systems. These systems include but are not limited to post-secondary education, inclusive post-secondary education, employment, community, independent/daily living, and healthcare.6 The target population for this program is characterized as YAES between the ages of 13 and 26 who have co-occurring conditions, intellectual disabilities, experience challenges in social cognition, communication, interpersonal skills, and/or behaviors7 8 9 and require a higher level of family support and coordination.
HRSA-24-042 (DPs): Will be funded to implement and evaluate innovative, sustainable, and scalable strategies that support YAES and their families/caregivers in successfully transitioning from child to adult serving systems. There will be up to four (4) autism and seven (7) epilepsy grants.10 Applicants for HRSA-24-042 (DPs) shall propose a catchment area as well as the methodology and data source for identifying the target population of YAES. For the purpose of this program, catchment areas include but are not limited to school districts, states, local health districts, counties, regional health districts, etc. Catchment areas proposed by organizations such as health care systems and family-based organizations cannot be limited to the youth served exclusively by the applicant organization.
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.