Community Grants Colloquium
Held on November 5, 2004
The Advisory Board of the Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative (CNI) hosted the inaugural Tri-Annual Community Grants Colloquium on November 5, 2004 at the J. Sargeant Reynolds North Run Corporate Center in Richmond.
The CNI Trust Fund, managed by the Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS), issues Requests For Proposals (RFPs) in two categories: community-based rehabilitation services and research related to the mechanism and treatment of neurotrauma. The "Community Grants Colloquium" provided an opportunity for Community Rehabilitation Services Grantees to highlight their project initiatives and share outcomes. It also provided a unique forum for CNI community grantees in Virginia to meet and discuss possible collaborative efforts in the future. The CNI Advisory Board hosted a similar colloquium for Research Grantees in April 2004. You can view information on that colloquium at the Archives.
Thirteen (13) Community Rehabilitation Services Grantees were represented by the CNI grant contact or a member of their staff.1 Patricia Tiernan, R.N., CNI Advisory Board Chair served as moderator during the colloquium. DRS Commissioner James Rothrock spoke to participants about the history of the CNI Trust Fund during a working lunch. Pat Tiernan provided closing remarks at 3 p.m.
Participants' evaluations reflected a successful and energetic program that allowed the Community Rehabilitation Services Grantees to network and learn about the exciting and innovative services provided by their Virginia colleagues.
For more information please contact Kristie Chamberlain, CNI Program Administrator, email@example.com; 804/662-7154.
1 CNI Option-B Community Rehabilitative Services Grantees include Community Futures: The Mill House; National Rehabilitation & Rediscovery Foundation; VCU- Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Virginia Neurocare: High Street Clubhouse; Brain Injury Services, Inc.; VCU Partnership for People with Disabilities; FREE: Foundation for Rehabilitation, Equipment & Endowment; Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia; Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center; VCU- Rehabilitation, Research & Training Center; Commonwealth Support Systems: Eastern Shore; Brain Injury Association of Virginia; and Help In Good Housing (H.I.G.H.) Hopes.