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.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration for Community Living
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Formula Grants; Project Grants (Discretionary)
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Assistive Technology Act of 1998, As Amended.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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.
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
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 Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
State plans are reviewed by ACL staff.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria are included in the regulations. Contact the Program Office for more information.
How may assistance be used?
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 34 CFR 76.563. Less than 4%.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
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.
Other 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.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Robert Groenendaal One Massachusetts Avenue NW, 4th Floor, Washington , District of Columbia 20201 Email: Phone: 202-245-7393
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 14 $31,000,000; FY 15 est $28,681,704; and FY 16 est $28,681,704
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
To Be Determined.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Contact the Program Office for information.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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