Launched in 2015 in partnership with the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s High Impact Innovative Assistive Technology (HIIAT) Grant is a competitive grant cycle that awards a small number of one-year grants of up to $75,000.
Part of the foundation’s overall Quality of Life Grant Program, the grant helps state programs expand their reach in the field of assistive technology through new innovations that impact people living with paralysis in their homes and communities. For the 2019 cycle, the HIIAT grants program recently made changes to its application process.
Starting with the new grant cycle opening on July 15, previously awarded Quality of Life Grantees are now eligible to apply. However, past grantees must submit proposals for new and innovative projects and not replications of previously awarded projects. They also must be in good standing with the Reeve Foundation, which is defined as having successfully closed out their past grant award, including a timely submitted final report indicating program accomplishments and fully expended grant funds as related to the awarded grant budget.
The new application cycle for the HIIAT grants will be open for two months, with applications due by September 16. The foundation will host an applicant technical assistance webinar on July 22 and announce its funding decisions in the beginning of November for a one-year grant period running from December 1, 2019, through November 30, 2020.
See the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation website for additional information.