Interventional Cooperative Agreement Program (ICAP)

ICAP allows SSA to enter into cooperative agreements to collaborate with States, private foundations, and other non-federal groups and organizations who have the interest and ability to identify, operate, and partially fund interventional research related to the Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs.

On September 30, 2021, SSA made the first awards for the Interventional Cooperative Agreement Program (ICAP). Projects under ICAP are collaborative cooperative agreements with States, private foundations, and other non-federal groups and organizations who have the interest and ability to identify, operate, and partially fund research related to the Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs. ICAP is an ongoing program that will accept new applications for award every year.

This year, ICAP made awards to the Kessler Foundation and the State of Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. The Kessler Foundation will conduct a randomized controlled trial of an employment intervention for rehabilitation patients who have experienced recent neurotrauma. It is an early intervention demonstration for people who might apply for disability programs. The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council will conduct a feasibility study of the implementation of the SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) model in county jails with inmates with serious and persistent mental illness across the state.

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