Fiscal Year 2016: Each state and territory receives a state grant to operate an Assistive Technology Act program.
The program helps people learn about assistive technology that may support them with aspects of their life and provides device demonstration and loan programs that enable people to try assistive technology and determine if it is helpful to them prior to acquiring or purchasing the AT devices or services.
Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available.
Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available
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|Recipient||Amount||Start Date||End Date|
|University Of Massachusetts||$ 630,177||   ||2017-09-01||2022-08-31|
|University Of Massachusetts||$ 317,942||   ||2017-09-01||2022-08-31|
|Michigan Department Of Labor And Economic Opportunity||$ 54,923||   ||2019-10-01||2021-09-30|
|University Of Texas At Austin||$ 77,306||   ||2019-10-01||2021-09-30|
|Maryland State Department Of Education||$ 41,457||   ||2019-10-01||2021-09-30|
|Justice Center For The Protection Of People With Special Needs, New York State||$ 59,880||   ||2019-10-01||2021-09-30|
|Education, Florida Department Of||$ 60,823||   ||2019-10-01||2021-09-30|
|Temple University-of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education||$ 58,111||   ||2019-10-01||2021-09-30|
|Rehabilitation, California Department Of||$ 93,942||   ||2019-10-01||2021-09-30|
|Human Services, Illinois Department Of||$ 51,181||   ||2019-10-01||2021-09-30|
Fiscal Year 2016: Over 73,000 individuals participated in State AT Device Demonstrations conducted by AT programs. Over 54,000 AT devices were loaned on a short-term basis through Device Loan Programs. Close to 80,000 AT devices were re-utilized, saving consumers $31,000,000 by obtaining a gently used or refurbished AT device rather than a new one. 88 percent of recipients of State Financing-indicated an AT device could not be obtained without the assistance of the state financing activity. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available
Uses and Use Restrictions
Grants are awarded to carry out the functions authorized under the Act.
States may provide assistance to Statewide community-based organizations or directly to individuals with disabilities of all ages.
Technical assistance contracts support States and other entities.
This program is subject to non-supplanting requirements and must use a restricted indirect cost rate which is referenced under the Act.
Less than 4%.
States, including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and outlying areas may apply.
Applicants are designated by Governors.
Individuals with disabilities, States, and community-based organizations providing services to individuals with disabilities will benefit.
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments and OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational institutions. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E Cost Principles applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is required.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.
12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.
State plans are reviewed by ACL staff.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Assistive Technology Act of 1998, As Amended.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: In accordance with the Act Federal funds are distributed on the basis of a statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Annual formula grants. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.
Post Assistance Requirements
Annual reports are required.
Quarterly cash reports are required.
Progress reports are not applicable.
Annual expenditure reports are required.
Performance monitoring is not applicable.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with the provisions of Subpart F-Audit Requirements, under 45 CFR Part 75.500, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year. Except as noted in 45 CFR Part 75.500.
Recordkeeping requirements and regulations are included in the statute.
(Formula Grants) FY 16 $26,554,000; FY 17 est $26,554,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
To Be Determined.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Contact the Program Office for information.
Regional or Local Office
Robert Groenendaal 330 C Street SW Room 1317B, Washington , District of Columbia 20201 Email: Robert.Groenendaal@acl.hhs.gov Phone: 202-795-7356
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Criteria are included in the regulations. Contact the Program Office for more information.
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