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Autism Secondary Data Analysis Research Program

  • Program Name:Autism Secondary Data Analysis Research (SDAR) Program
  • Activity Code:R41
  • Application Available:1/12/2021
  • Application Deadline:4/12/2021
  • Created By:Schwab, Dawn
  • Created On:11/7/2019
  • Last Updated by:Wildberger, William
  • Last Updated On:1/12/2021
  • Estimated Project Start Date:9/1/2021

 Details of the changes posted in this announcement

Not Available

 Announcement Information

Announcement Number HRSA-21-052
Announcement Code
CFDA Number 93.877
Provisional No
Activity Code R41
Competitive Yes
Fiscal Year 2021


This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Autism Secondary Data Analysis Research (SDAR) Program. This program supports applied Maternal and Child Health (MCH) research that exclusively utilizes the secondary analysis of existing national databases and/or administrative records to determine the evidence-based practices for interventions to improve the physical and behavioral health of children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other Developmental Disabilities (DD), Programs should address ASD/DD across the lifespan, with a focus on addressing the needs of underserved populations for whom there is limited evidence of the effectiveness of interventions, and limited access to screening, diagnosis, and treatment for ASD/DD.2 HRSA supports programs to improve the quality of care for those diagnosed with ASD/DD through education, early detection, and intervention. More specifically, the Autism SDAR program accelerates the pace of research by providing researchers with the opportunity to pose new research questions, test hypotheses, challenge existing paradigms or clinical practices, and explore the feasibility of interventions using existing data sets. The use of existing data sets helps researchers obtain results more efficiently, at a lower cost. Innovative methods (e.g., meta-analyses) and secondary analysis of existing national databases and/or administrative records are encouraged (e.g., National Survey of Children’s Health (HRSA), National Database for Autism Research (National Institutes of Health (NIH)), Medicaid (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), National Health Interview Survey (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)) and Mental Health Research Network Database (NIH)). The Autism SDAR program’s goals and objectives are to: • Generate new evidence to address the needs of underserved ASD/DD populations3 for whom there is limited evidence of the effectiveness of interventions, and limited access to screening, diagnosis, and treatment for ASD/DD; • Contribute to a broad public health impact by improving patient engagement and care delivery through studies that are generalizable and replicable across underserved ASD/DD populations; • Develop and implement a plan to disseminate applied and/or translational research through at least two peer-reviewed research articles related to the project (e.g., findings on research planning, participant recruitment, methods, implementation and/or research challenges, preliminary or unexpected research findings, in addition to final research findings) and to scientific, professional, lay audiences, and federal partners.

 Legislative Information

42 U.S.C. § 280i-1(f) (Title III, § 399BB(f) of the Public Health Service Act)

 Application Information

Application Available 01/12/2021
Application Deadline 04/12/2021
Supplemental Application Deadline N/A
Explanation for Deadline N/A
Archive Date 06/11/2021
Letter of Intent Not required
Application Package SF424 R&R
Allow Applications to be Reopened in EHBs No
FOA Available Yes
Competitive Application Types Supported New
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 N/A
Estimated Project Period N/A
Estimated Project Start Date 09/01/2021
Estimated Project End Date 08/31/2022
Estimated Amount of this Competition $400,000.00
Estimated Number of Awards 4
Estimated Average Size of Awards $0.00
Cost Sharing No
Cooperative Agreement No

 Contact Information

Name Sylvia Sosa
Phone Number (301)443-2259

 Download Information

Expand FOA (Guidance) Attachment (Maximum 1)
Document Name Size Date Attached Description
MCHB HRSA-21-052 (R41) Autism SDAR_Final-revised 1 12 21.pdf 527 kB 01/12/2021
Expand Application Package (Maximum 1)
No documents attached
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