Focused Assistance to Support Training (FAST) Projects


Since November 2014, ITAC has encouraged project proposals on an annual basis from LEND and DBP programs that wish to receive targeted assistance and funding support (up to $10,000) to address one of several priority areas of need.

ITAC carefully reviews each proposal and selects as many programs as possible to participate in each year's cohort. While projects are underway, ITAC facilitates individual and peer-to-peer technical assistance, monitors progress toward planned objectives, responds to grantee inquiries, and creates opportunities to share results across the network.

ITAC is pleased to announce that up to six LEND and / or DBP programs will be eligible for a maximum of $8,000 each to support the development and implementation of activities between Setpember 15, 2017 and June 15, 2018 that address one of four priority areas of need.

The application period for project proposals will close on Friday, August 4, 2017.  Download the request for assistance here or contact Sarah DeMaio ( for more information.

The hope is that these projects not only lead to measurable improvements for participating programs, but that their efforts can serve as innovative and resourceful models for other programs to address similar areas of need. See below for a list of current and past projects, and click the cohort year to view additional information, such as products developed and primary contacts.




These projects were completed between September 2015 and June 2016.  Click here to read the selection announcement.



These projects were completed between January 2015 and August 2015.


Inclusion and Support of Family Members

Trainee and Faculty Diversity

Arizona LEND (University of Arizona)

Virginia LEND (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Click here to view slides from this group's 2015 AUCD conference presentation.

Nebraska LEND (University of Nebraska Medical Center)

New Hampshire LEND (Children's Hospital at Dartmouth)

Vanderbilt LEND (Vanderbilt University)

Click here to view slides from this group's 2015 AUCD conference presentation.