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Center for Integrated Programs (CIP)

Office of Consumer Access and Self Determination

Assistive Technology Program

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Program Description

ACL’s Center for Integrated Programs, Office of Consumer Access and Self-Determination oversees the State Grant for Assistive Technology Program and the Assistive Technology National Activities funded under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended (AT Act of 2004).

  • The State Grant for Assistive Technology Program (#AG90) supports state efforts to improve the provision of assistive technology to individuals with disabilities of all ages through comprehensive, statewide programs that are consumer responsive. The State Grant for Assistive Technology Program makes assistive technology devices and services more available and accessible to individuals with disabilities and their families. The program provides one grant to each of the states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the outlying areas (American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). The State Grant for Assistive Technology Program is a formula grant program; there are no grant competitions. The amount of each state’s annual award is based largely on state population.
  • Contact information, including Lead Agency and Implementing Entity, for the State Grant for AT programs.
  • The Assistive Technology National Activities Program (#AN90) provides information and technical assistance through grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements, on a competitive basis, to individuals, service providers, states, protection and advocacy entities, and others to support and improve the implementation of the AT Act of 2004. Grants awarded under this program are competitive and open to public or private entities, including for-profit organizations, and institutions of higher education (IHEs) with relevant expertise.
Awards
  • 2015 Awards under the State Grant for Assistive Technology Program (#AG90)
  • 2015 Awards under the Assistive Technology National Activities Program (#AN90)
Assistive Technology State Plans

The Assistive Technology Act of 2004 requires states to submit an application in order to receive funds under the State Grant for AT Program.  The application must be in the form of a three-year State Plan for Assistive Technology. The State AT Plans describe how states will implement their Statewide AT Program. During this three-year period covered by the plan, a state may be required to submit amendments and updates.

Grant Regulation/Policy
  • Please note that current grantees continue to administer their grants under guidance issued by The Department of Education at the time of the grant award. These requirements are reflected in your current Administration for Community Living Notice of Award (NOA).
Contacts

Rob Groenendaal
Assistive Technology Program
Robert.Groenendaal@acl.hhs.gov
202-795-7356

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Last Modified: 1/15/2016