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Lurie Institute for Disability Policy receives $4.375 million to establish Community Living Policy Center

Heller News Release
October 19, 2018

The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, headed by Director Monika Mitra, will become the new home of the Community Living Policy Center (CLPC), a research initiative with the goal to improve policies and practices that promote community living outcomes for people with disabilities in the United States. The CLPC is funded by a five-year, $4.375 million grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This constitutes the single largest award that the Lurie Institute has received since it was established in 2007.

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