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Combating Autism Act Initiative (CAAI) National Interdisciplinary Training Resource Center

  • Program Name:Combating Autism Act Initiative (CAAI) National Interdisciplinary Training Resource Center
  • Activity Code:UA5
  • Application Available:5/10/2011
  • Application Deadline:6/24/2011
  • Created By:Proctor, Vera
  • Created On:8/20/2010
  • Last Updated by:Dixon, Doretha
  • Last Updated On:5/19/2011
  • Estimated Project Start Date:9/1/2011

 Details of the changes posted in this announcement

Modification published on 05/19/2011
This announcement has been modified as follows: “Competing Continuation” added as an Announcement Type and Summary Progress Report added as an Attachment.

Modification published on 05/10/2011
Clarified Close Date


 Announcement Information

Announcement Number HRSA-11-135
Announcement Code
CFDA Number 93.110
Provisional No
Activity Code UA5
Competitive Yes
Fiscal Year 2011


The purpose of the Combating Autism Act Initiative (CAAI) National Interdisciplinary Training Resource Center is to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents who have, or are at risk for developing, autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. The Resource Center will accomplish this by providing technical assistance to interdisciplinary training programs (such as the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (LEND) and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) programs, and others) to better train professionals to utilize valid and reliable screening tools to diagnose or rule out and provide evidence-based interventions for children with ASD and other developmental disabilities. The National Interdisciplinary Training Resource Center will assist training grantees in accomplishing these activities and ensure coordination of CAAI projects. The goal of the CAAI projects is to enable all children to reach their full potential by developing a system of services that includes screening children early for possible ASD and other DD; conducting early, interdisciplinary, evaluations to confirm or rule out ADS and other DD; and, if a diagnosis is confirmed, providing evidence-based, early interventions. In order for interdisciplinary training grantees to effectively achieve CAAI goals, the National Interdisciplinary Training Resource Center plays a crucial role in providing technical assistance; helping training programs develop and share training models and innovations; building and sustaining partnerships with CAAI partners and service systems already serving children with ASD and other DD such as Title V programs, Part C programs, Autism Treatment Network, Learn the Signs Act Early programs, etc.; translating research into evidenced-based practice; and utilizing existing and developing new data systems to capture and report on project outcomes.

 Legislative Information

Section 399BB(e)(2) of the PHS Act (42 U.S.C. 280i-1(e)(2)) and the Combating Autism Act of 2006 (Public Law 109– 416).

 Application Information

Application Available 05/10/2011
Application Deadline 06/24/2011
Supplemental Application Deadline 04/26/2010
Explanation for Deadline N/A
Archive Date 09/22/2011
Letter of Intent Not required
Application Package SF424 R&R
FOA Available Yes
Competitive Application Types Supported New; Continuation & Supplement
Allow Electronic Submission N/A
Page Limit for Application
Allow Multiple Applications
from an Organization from
Electronic Submission Instruction Electronic submission is/will be available in Grants.Gov

 General Information

Projected Award Date 09/01/2011
Estimated Project Period September 1, 2011 through August 31, 2016
Estimated Project Start Date 09/01/2011
Estimated Project End Date 08/31/2016
Estimated Amount of this Competition $834,641.00
Estimated Number of Awards 1
Estimated Average Size of Awards N/A
Cost Sharing No
Cooperative Agreement Yes

 Contact Information

Name Denise Sofka
Phone Number 3014430344

 Download Information

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Document Name Size Date Attached Description
HRSA-11-135 Final.doc 1 MB 05/19/2011
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