ICDR Seeks Comments on Draft Government Wide Strategic Plan

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (Public Law 113-128) requires the Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR) to develop a comprehensive government wide strategic plan. The ICDR invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on the Draft Government Wide Strategic Plan for FY 2017-2020, and the strategic goals and objectives the ICDR will pursue over the next three years.

Written comments must be received by November 4, 2016.

Comments may be sent to: Kristi Hill, Executive Director of the Interagency Committee on Disability Research and Deputy Director of the National Institute on Disability, Rehabilitation, and Independent Living Research, Administration on Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Mary E. Switzer Building, 330 C street SW, Washington, DC  20416. Comments may also be submitted via fax to the attention of ICDR at 703-356-8314 or via email to ICDRinfo@neweditions.net.  All responses to this notice will be summarized and posted on the ICDR website. All comments will be a matter of public record.

This page also contains two supplements developed during the strategic planning process. Five topical working groups brainstormed research gaps and opportunities, then developed problem statements that from the issue areas that emerged during the brainstorming process. Working Group Research Gaps, Problem Statements, and Final Priorities: A Supplement to the Government Wide Strategic Plan documents the iterative process the working groups used to identify research gaps and opportunities and develop the priorities that emerged from the process. Federal Disability Initiatives: A Supplement to the Government Wide Strategic Plan identifies broad research initiatives, interagency efforts related to disability, and disability program and practice initiatives that will be useful to the ICDR as it proceeds with implementing the plan.

Requests for additional information or copies of this information collection should be directed to the ICDR at ICDRinfo@neweditions.net.