Funding Opportunity Number: RRC-RRC-13-001

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Federal Agency:

Social Security Administration, Office of Research Evaluation and Statistics


Retirement Research Consortium

Funding Opportunity Number:


Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:

CFDA 96.007, SSA Research and Demonstration

SSA announces the solicitation of applications for a cooperative agreement to re-compete the Retirement Research Consortium (RRC). SSA seeks applications in support of the RRC that will continue to serve as a national resource fostering high quality research, communication, and education on matters related to retirement policy. The Consortium may consist of one or more research centers. The Consortium's program purpose is to benefit the public through research, evaluation, and data development; dissemination; and training and education.

Application Deadline:

The opening date of this announcement is the date of publication. The closing date for receipt of grant applications under this announcement is 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time on Friday, May 31, 2013.

Letter of Intent Deadline:

Prospective applicants are asked to submit by May 1, 2013, a letter of intent that includes (1) the funding opportunity number and title; (2) a brief description of the proposed center; (3) the name, postal and e-mail addresses, and the telephone and fax numbers of the center's director; and (4) the identities of the key personnel and participating institutions. The letter of intent is not required, is not binding, and does not enter into the review process of a subsequent application. The sole purpose of the letter of intent is to allow SSA staff to estimate the potential review workload and avoid conflicts of interest in the review. The letter of intent should be sent to: Nick Love, RRC Letter of Intent, Office of Retirement and Disability Policy, Social Security Administration, 500 E St., SW., 9th Floor ITC Building, Washington, DC 20254-0001. E-mail:

Frequently Asked Questions:

As questions come in regarding the programmatic content of this RFA, we will be posting a running list of questions and answers on the web at RRC Frequently Asked Questions. Submit questions to All potential applicants should monitor the website frequently to ensure that they have the latest updates and answers.

We require that applicants submit an electronic application through for Funding Opportunity Number RRC-RRC-13-001. (Tip: When you visit the Search Grants web site, make sure you check on all "Opportunity Status" to get full information about this funding opportunity.)

The "Get Registered" webpage is available to help explain the registration and application submission process. New federal grant applicants may find the "Registration Brochure" at the following link to be helpful (

If you experience problems with the steps related to registering to do business with the Federal government or application submission, your first point of contact is the support staff at, 1-800-518-4726. If your difficulties are not resolved, you may also contact the SSA Grants Management Team for assistance: Audrey Adams, (410) 965-9469 or Dionne Mitchell, (410) 965-9534.

Should extenuating circumstances prevent you from submitting an application through, please contact Audrey Adams for further instruction.

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