ACL Assistive Technology

The 2004 amendments to the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 supports State efforts to improve the provision of assistive technology to individuals with disabilities through comprehensive statewide programs of technology-related assistance, for individuals with disabilities of all ages.


Examples of Funded Projects

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


Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
University Of Massachusetts $ 630,177   2017-09-012022-08-31
University Of Massachusetts $ 317,942   2017-09-012022-08-31
District Of Columbia, Government Of $ 398,163   2019-10-012021-09-30
Human Services, South Dakota Department Of $ 445,760   2019-10-012021-09-30
West Virginia University Research Corporation $ 451,726   2019-10-012021-09-30
Alabama Dept Of Rehabilitation Services $ 488,703   2019-10-012021-09-30
Human Services, Rhode Island Dept Of $ 396,215   2019-10-012021-09-30
University Of The Virgin Islands $ 126,388   2019-10-012021-09-30
Human Services, Hawaii Department Of $ 476,885   2019-10-012021-09-30
Education, Maine Department Of $ 489,446   2019-10-012021-09-30



Program Accomplishments

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%.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

States, including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and outlying areas may apply.

Applicants are designated by Governors.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individuals with disabilities, States, and community-based organizations providing services to individuals with disabilities will benefit.

Credentials/Documentation

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

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.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

State plans are reviewed by ACL staff.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Assistive Technology Act of 1998, As Amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

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

Reports

Annual reports are required.

Quarterly cash reports are required.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Annual expenditure reports are required.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

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.

Records

Recordkeeping requirements and regulations are included in the statute.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0142-0-1-506.

Obigations

(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.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters 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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