The Loan Guaranty Service (LGY), which is an office of the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing the availability of funds for the Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology (SAHAT) Grant Program.
The objective of the grant is to encourage
the development of new assistive technologies for specially adapted housing.
Veterans Affairs acknowledges there are many emerging technologies that could improve home adaptations or otherwise enhance a Veteran’s or Servicemember’s ability to live independently.
Therefore, VA has defined ‘‘new assistive technology’’ as an advancement the Secretary determines could aid or enhance the ability of a Veteran or Servicemember to live in an adapted home.PLEASE NOTE:
SAHAT funding does not support the construction or modification of residential dwellings for accessibility.
Veterans and Servicemembers interested in receiving assistance to adapt a home are encouraged to contact their local Veterans Affairs Regional Benefits Office, Regional Loan Center, or Medical Center for more information, or visit:http://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/adaptedhousing.asp
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Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology WebsiteAdditional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants are organizations and entities working to preserve historic Japanese American confinement sites and their history, including: private, public and quasi-public nonprofit institutions/organizations; educational institutions; state, local, and Federally recognized Indian Tribal governments; and other public institutions/organizations.
Individuals may not apply.
These historic confinement sites are defined as the ten War Relocation Authority internment camps (Gila River, Granada, Heart Mountain, Jerome, Manzanar, Minidoka, Poston, Rohwer, Topaz, and Tule Lake), as well as other historically significant locations, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II.
These sites are specifically identified in "Confinement and Ethnicity: An Overview of World War II Japanese American Relocation Sites", published by the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Western Archeological and Conservation Center, in 1999.
Public Laws 109-441 and 111-88 prohibit land acquisition at sites other than: Heart Mountain (WY), Honouliuli (HI), Jerome (AR), Rohwer (AR), and Topaz (UT). Full Opportunity Web Address:https://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/sahat.aspContact: Agency Email Description:
SAHAT Grant Administrator Agency Email: Date Posted:
2020-02-05Application Due Date: Archive Date: