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
Administration For Community Living (Acl), Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants; B - Project Grants
Assistive Technology Act of 1998, As Amended
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. 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. 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.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
State plans are reviewed by ACL staff.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
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 the Act.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
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 is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Annual formula grants. Electronic transfer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
330 C Street SW Room 1317B
Washington , DC 20201 US
(Formula Grants) FY 17$26,470,517.00; FY 18 est $28,165,621.00; FY 19 est $28,170,000.00; FY 16$26,554,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
To Be Determined
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Contact the Program Office for information.
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