National Council on Disability


NCD is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities. NCD is comprised of a team of Presidential and Congressional appointees, an Executive Director and a full-time professional staff. NCD fulfills its advisory roles regarding disability policies, programs, procedures, and practices that enhance equal opportunity by: Convening stakeholders to acquire timely and relevant input for recommendations and action steps; Gathering and analyzing data and other information; Engaging and influencing current debates and agendas; Identifying and formulating solutions to emerging and long-standing challenges; and providing tools to facilitate effective implementation.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
National Council On Disability
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; C - Direct Payments For Specified Use
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 January 19, 2016 Implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA): A Roadmap for People with Disabilities January 26, 2016 The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on People with Disabilities: A 2015 Status Report February 2, 2016 Monitoring and Enforcing the Affordable Care Act for People with Disabilities February 23, 2016 NCD Letter to Vice President Biden about the Marrakesh Treaty March 7, 2016 Medicaid Managed Care Community Forums: Final Report April 28, 2016 NCD Letter to Treasury Secretary about Including Accessibility in New Dollar Bills May 17, 2016 NCD Letter To CMS Regarding Proposed Part B Drug Payment Model June 21, 2016 NCD Letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Regarding Senate Mental Health Legislation July 11, 2016 NCD Letter to SSA Regarding Proposed Rule Titled "Implementation of the NICS Improvements Act of 2007 (NIAA)” July 11, 2016 NCD Letter to House Judiciary Committee on the “ADA Education and Reform Act of 2015” August 30, 2016 NCD Statement Regarding the Zika Virus August 31, 2016 NCD Letter to Solicitor General Regarding Pending Motion on Accessible Currency before U.S. District Court September 13, 2016 Letter from Current and Past NCD Chairs on ADA Notification Legislation (H.R. 3765) October 7, 2016 National Disability Policy: A Progress Report - October 2016 October 7, 2016 NCD Letter to DOJ Regarding Web Accessibility NPRM December 27, 2016 NCD Letter to Treasury Regarding Tax Debt of Discharged Loans of Borrowers with Disabilities
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Public Law 93-112, 29 U.S.C. 780
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Public Law 113-128
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
NCD enters into cooperative agreements to research and produce reports on disability policy to advise the White House, Congress, Federal agencies, and to inform the general public.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The White House, Congress, Federal agencies, and the general public will benefit.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
Applicants must submit a proposal that meets the requirements set out in solicitations posted on and Proposals are reviewed and scored by NCD and by external experts in the topic area of the solicitation.
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals are chosen after a review by NCD staff and external experts in the topic area. Proposals are scored on criteria including: understanding of the issue, approach and procedural plan, organizational experience, and budget.
How may assistance be used?
To research and produce reports on national disability policy.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Generally, cooperative agreements are for a one-year period, but may be shorter depending on the complexity of the project. Payments are based on receipt of deliverables.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Ana Torres-Davis
1331 F Street, N.W. Suite 850
Washington, DC 20004 US
Phone: (202) 272-2019
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Direct Payments for Specified Use (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 18 Estimate Not Available FY 17 est $200,000.00; FY 16$605,000.00;
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Usually for one-year cooperative agreements.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report: Poverty and Disability
Fiscal Year 2016 Mental Health on Services on College Campuses; Individuals with Disabilities Act Report series; Sexual Assault of Students with Disabilities on College Campuses; Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in U.S. Foreign Programs; Annual report: Technology and Persons with Disabilities


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