An estimated 2 million people live with limb loss/limb difference in the United States. Each year an estimated 185,000 amputations are performed in the United States. People with limb loss/limb difference experience many barriers to successful community reintegration and full participation in social life. People with limb loss / limb difference perceive a reduction in their participation in recreational activities and satisfaction at work and feel more impaired in their ability to navigate their community following the amputation of their limb. Additionally, people with limb loss/limb difference often experience anxiety and psychological distress, low rates of workforce re-entry, environmental barriers, and secondary co-morbidities associated with the amputation of a limb (e.g., back pain, arthritis). Furthermore, individuals with limb loss report receiving little information about their rehabilitation from their healthcare provider either before or after their amputation.The Administration for Community Living (ACL) plans to award one (1) cooperative agreement for a National Limb Loss Resource Center to ensure the availability of, and access to, the most comprehensive, high quality information and supports for people of all ages living with limb loss/limb difference, their families, and their caregivers. The National Limb Loss Resource Center will:
Under this opportunity, EDA solicits applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive- merit-basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States.