The CNI Trust Fund Advisory Board Announces the Award of Seven Community-Based Rehabilitative Services Grantees
The Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative (CNI) Trust Fund Advisory Board is pleased to announce that seven organizations received grant funding for developing and providing community-based rehabilitative services for people with traumatic brain injury or traumatic spinal cord injury. Grant recipients are:
- The Brain Injury Resource & Development Center, Inc.-Roanoke, VA ($450,000/3 years)
- Brain Injury Services, Inc.-Springfield, VA ($252,970/3 years)
- Virginia Commonwealth University-Richmond, VA ($321,388/3 years)
- Virginia Commonwealth University-Richmond, VA ($426,949/3 years)
- Wintergreen Adaptive Skiing-Wintergreen, VA ($50,765/3 years)
- Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center, Fishersville, VA ($124,844.75/1 year)
- Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center, Fishersville, VA ($448,266/3 years)
In announcing these grant awards, Dr. David Reid, Clinical Psychologist and Chair of the CNI Advisory Board stated, "Though a difficult task indeed to select only a few of the many excellent proposals the Fund received this round, I am thrilled that we have the opportunity to continue to support program development and groundbreaking medical research for our fellow citizens with spinal cord and brain injuries. I am pleased with the continued progress this Fund makes and am honored to play a part in its continued success."
The Trust Fund is legislatively mandated to disburse funds equally to research and community-based rehabilitative service grants. Grant funding is awarded on a rotating basis through a Request For Proposal (RFP) process. Grants are funded for one to three year periods, at a maximum of $150,000 per year. The Department of Rehabilitative Services provides staffing for the CNI Trust Fund Advisory Board and also administers the Trust Fund Grants Program.