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Cooperative Agreement to a USA IHE to Conduct Research on Residential Services for People with Disabilities

The National Residential Information Systems Project (RISP)-On-going Data Collection and Information Dissemination


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Funding Source
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration for Community Living (ACL)
Administration on Disabilities (AoD)
CFDA Number: 93.631
Funding or PIN Number: HHS-2023-ACL-AOD-DNPA-0032
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Important Dates
LOI Date: 06/07/23
Deadline: 07/17/23 11:59 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Cooperative agreement to a USA institution of higher education to conduct research projects related to residential services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks to complete.

AoD seeks to continue supporting national research on residential services for people with ID/DD. In doing so, the field will continue to have access to reliable information for informing policy and programming as it relates to the places where individuals with ID/DD are living. Tracking such information is critical to understanding the effects of policy developments and changes in services and supports. During the last five years there have been several changes that have impacted the way States fund services and supports for people with ID/DD. Examples include the COVID-19 pandemic, implementation of the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule, the expansion of Managed Long-term Services and Supports (MLTSS), and the growing interest of Managed Care Organizations in the provision of services and supports for people with ID/DD.

This project will be a source of information about the impact of these changes exploring issues such as:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on the places where people with ID/DD are living pre- and post-COVID, trends in the movement of people with ID/DD during and after the pandemic, waiting list trends, and funding for residential supports under HCBS
  • The growth in privately funded residential settings which may include but are not limited to, intentional communities, farmsteads, gated communities, segregated subdivisions, and disability specific apartment complexes to better understand how many people with ID/DD live in these settings; what proportion receive Medicaid Waiver or State Plan HCBS funded services; the extent to which these settings are being identified as needing heightened scrutiny by state Medicaid offices because of their institutional qualities; and to what extent would these settings would be considered institutions under the Medicaid HCBS Settings Rule of 2014.
  • The progress of residential settings (by category/type) in coming into full compliance with all of the 2014 federal HCBS settings criteria, which may include residential settings (by category/type) that are in remediation; residential settings identified as presumptively institutional and/or isolating to Medicaid HCBS beneficiaries; or the transitioning of any Medicaid beneficiaries out of residential settings that a state has determined cannot come into compliance with the federal 2014 HCBS settings criteria by the end of the transition period.
  • The impact of states using MLTSS to provide services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to better understand the number of programs, types of services included, types of managed care entities used, percentage of enrollees and expenditures in capitated financial arrangements, and quality and performance measures.

With this funding, the project will:

  • Provide advocates, including self-advocates, and policymakers with the information they need to improve residential services and supports for people with ID/DD; and
  • Increase the knowledge people with ID/DD, family members, policymakers, and the public of the places where people with ID/DD live, including trends in the sizes of those places.


  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

Additional Eligibility Criteria
For FY 2023 the below guidance is provided to advance the Administration’s policy, as stated in E.O. 13985, to “pursue a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality.” This guidance is intended to begin to address inequities in HHS programs, processes, and policies that may serve as barriers to equal opportunity. By advancing equity in our NOFOs, we can “create opportunities for the improvement of communities that have been historically underserved, which benefits everyone.”

Pre-Application Information
Due Date for Letter of Intent: 06/07/2023
Due Date for Applications: 07/17/2023

Applications must be submitted electronically via by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, by the due date listed above.

All applicants must have a UEI and be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM, and maintain an active SAM registration until the application process is complete, and should a grant be made, throughout the life of the award.

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Estimated Size of Grant
Award Ceiling: $450,000
Award Floor: $400,000

Term of Contract
Length of Project Period:
60-month project period with five 12-month budget periods

Contact Information
Letters of intent should be sent to:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
Katherine Cargill-Willis
Administration on Disabilities
(202) 795-7322

Project Officer
First Name:
Katherine Cargill-Willis
(202) 795 7322
Administration on Disabilities
Grants Management Specialist
Sean Lewis
Phone: (202) 795-7384
Office of Grant Management

For assistance with, please contact them at or 800-518-4726 between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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