NIDILRR Grantees

Our technical assistance is limited to NIDILRR’s sponsored principal investigators and NIDILRR grant applicants.

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Who can use these services?

All current NIDILRR-sponsored grantees and NIDILRR grant applicants are eligible to use our technical assistance (TA) services.

Are there any fees for technical assistance (TA) services?

There is no fee for current NIDILRR grantees and NIDILRR grant applicants for these services.

What types of services can be requested?

Our TA relates to all parts of knowledge translation. Both on-site and off-site technical assistance will be individually tailored to address challenges identified by grantees and NIDILRR grantee applicants.

How do I submit a request for technical assistance?

If you or someone you know needs assistance:

  • Please go to, your online connection to the federal government's disability-related information and resources.
  • Contact your state's Protection & Advocacy (P&A) and/or Client Assistance Program (CAP). The P&A/CAP network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.

What happens after I submit a request?

Once your request or question is received, we will verify your status as a NIDILRR grantee or NIDILRR grantee applicant, assess your request, and respond by email or by telephone. You should receive an initial reply within two business days.

Who provides the information and TA services?

Responses to grantee requests will be provided by our staff and/or consultants with expertise in areas such as technology transfer, commercialization, research methods, standards of evidence, measurement, research utilization and knowledge translation strategies.

Is there a deadline for submitting a request?

No. These services are available to NIDILRR grantees and NIDILRR grantee applicants on an ongoing basis.

What will you do with the response(s) to my question(s)?

We will consider all information and consultation questions and responses to build a database of information and knowledge in our Library of KT Resources. No personal information will be made public.

Resource Materials

Comprehensive Model of Technology Innovation

Building a Prototype

Getting to Market

Assistive Technology Organizations

RERC Technology Transfer Plan Resources