Virginia Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative


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Virginia Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative

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The Commonwealth of Virginia is committed to improving the treatment and care of Virginians with traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries. Through the establishment of the Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative (CNI) Trust Fund, administered by a governor-appointed Advisory Board, funds are available to Virginia-based organizations, institutions and researchers to address the needs of people with acquired neurotrauma. The Advisory Board disburses CNI funds through a grant application process for research proposals and innovative community-based rehabilitation programs.

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  1. 1. Virginia Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative Online Services | Commonwealth Sites | Help | Governor Search Virginia.gov Home Contact Us | Search VACNI History and Status Welcome to our Web Site Annual Report The Commonwealth of Virginia is committed to improving the treatment Advisory Board Roster and care of Virginians with traumatic brain injury and spinal cord Meetings and Minutes injuries. Through the establishment of the Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative (CNI) Trust Fund, administered by a governor-appointed Advisory Board Bylaws Advisory Board, funds are available to Virginia-based organizations, Request for Proposals institutions and researchers to address the needs of people with acquired neurotrauma. The Advisory Board disburses CNI funds Notice of Grant Awards through a grant application process for research proposals and innovative community- Grantee Information based rehabilitation programs. Pub. Guidelines / Logo Governor Kaine Announces Grants to Programs and Services for Brain Injury Site Map Survivors ~ Eight Organizations Receive Funding ~ RICHMOND – Governor Timothy M. Kaine announced today that eight organizations received a total of $2.8 million in grant funding to expand and improve community-based programs and services that address the needs of people with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries and their families. Funding was awarded by the Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative (CNI) Trust Fund Advisory Board, and involves projects that include internet intervention, life skills training, clubhouse expansion, and post secondary education for veterans with spinal cord injury. The grant period is from July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2012. “The Commonwealth is committed to improving the treatment and care of Virginians with these types of injuries and continues to seek innovative, community-based rehabilitation programs to better serve this growing disability population,” Governor Kaine said. “I am particularly pleased that the funds will support efforts in Virginia to assist our ‘Wounded Warriors’ and their families.” Based on current Virginia census estimates, nearly 85,000 Virginians are disabled as a result of traumatic brain injury, and more than 900,000 are disabled because of a stroke. “In these difficult economic times, we are thrilled to still be able to offer grants which increase our Commonwealth's ability to respond to the ever-growing needs of persons with spinal cord and brain injuries,” said Jim Rothrock, Commissioner of the Department of Rehabilitative Services and standing member of the Advisory Board. Grant recipients and the programs receiving funds are: The Brain Injury Association of Virginia, Richmond: “Transforming Information, Outreach and Support Services” ($268,290 / 3 years) The Brain Injury Resource & Development Center Inc., Roanoke: “Expansion of Services Provided by the Phoenix Star Clubhouse” ($220,443 / 3 years) http://www.vacni.org/[11/9/2009 10:08:12 AM]
  2. 2. Virginia Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia, Roanoke: “Life Skills Training: A Path to Independence” ($408,080 / 3 years) Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery Inc., Harrisonburg: Putting our Heads Together for Brain Injury” ($267,240 / 3 years) University of Virginia, Charlottesville: “Development and Feasibility of an Internet Intervention to Prevent Pressure Ulcers in Adults with Spinal Cord Injury” ($386,574 / 3 years) Virginia Commonwealth University, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, Richmond: “Preparing Veterans with SCI and Postsecondary Education: Development and Implementation of a Mobile Supported Education Model” ($445,060 / 3 years) Virginia Commonwealth University, The Partnership for People with Disabilities, Richmond: “Common Ground: Linking Wounded Warriors and Community Support Providers” ($398,700 / 3 years) Virginia Assistive Technology System, Richmond: “Widening the NET: Increasing Capacity of Virginia’s Assistive Technology Reuse Program” ($416,220 / 3 years) The Trust Fund is legislatively mandated to disburse funds through a grant award process. Funds are disseminated equally between research and community-based rehabilitative program/service, through a rotating cycle of Requests for Proposals. The last community-based rehabilitative program/service grants were awarded in 2006 and the last research grants in 2007. CNI 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.The Advisory Board is composed of seven members who are appointed by the Governor for a term of four years. To view the news release on the Governors' web site, click here. Special Feature The CNI Trust Fund Advisory Board Announces the Award of Seven Community-Based Rehabilitative Services Grantees Read More Previous Features: 2006 Features Enhancing Academic and Career Success for College Students 2005 Features Needs Assessment of Virginians with SCI The CNI Advisory Board Welcomes Three New Members Commonwealth Consortium on Handheld Technology Virginia Commonwealth University. Collaborating to Improve Availability of Rehabilitative Equipment to Those in Need. Option-A Research Grantee- Cell Proliferation and Neuronal Differentiation in Juvenile & Adult Rats following TBI. 2004 Features Community Grants Colloquium. The CNI Advisory Board Welcomes Two New Board Members. Emily Couric Research Colloquium. http://www.vacni.org/[11/9/2009 10:08:12 AM]
  3. 3. Virginia Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative CNI Grant Recipients Participate in General Assembly Reception on February 4, 2004. John D. Ward, M.D. Receives Roy M. Hoover Award. CNI Logo for Copyrightable Material If any copyrightable material (e.g., audiovisuals, software, publications, curricula and training materials, etc.) is developed under this grant (by the grantee or contractor) the Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative (CNI) Trust Fund shall have a royalty-free nonexclusive and irrevocable right to reproduce, publish, or otherwise use and authorize others to use, the work, for purposes which further the goals of the CNI Trust Fund. Read More... Start of Page · Start of Content · Web Policy For Comments or Questions Concerning this Web Site, contact the VACNI Webmaster © Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative, Commonwealth of Virginia. This File Was Last Modified: Thursday August 13 2009 http://www.vacni.org/[11/9/2009 10:08:12 AM]

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