Assistive Technology National Activities
The purpose of the Assistive Technology National Activities is to support activities to improve the administration of the AT Act in the following areas: national public awareness; state training and technical assistance; data collection and reporting; and research and development of assistive technology.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Administration For Community Living (Acl), Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2017
Provided training and technical assistance to support 56 Statewide AT programs; maintained an AT internet site that provided comprehensive, up-to-date information on resources related to AT. Maintained and updated data collection and reporting systems used by 56 Statewide AT programs; work with ACL and states to use the system to meet state and federal reporting requirements.Fiscal Year 2018
Providing training and technical assistance to support 56 Statewide AT programs; maintaining AT internet site to provide comprehensive, up-to-date information on resources related to AT. Continued efforts to maintain and update data collection and reporting systems used by 56 Statewide AT programs; working with ACL and states to use the system to meet state and federal reporting requirements.
The Assistive Technology Act support programs for grants to states to address the assistive technology (AT) needs of individuals with disabilities. Section 6 of the AT Act authorizes national activities to support and improve the administration of the Act., Title Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as Amended, Section 6
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis. Specific details for evaluating applications are published as part of the Funding Opportunity Announcement.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
Funds shall be used on a national training and technical assistance program that expands public awareness efforts; training and technical assistance for State AT programs; and training and technical assistance to State AT programs to develop and implement a data-collection and reporting system; and the research and development of assistive technology including the development of standards for interoperability and new assistive technology product development.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
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
Grants may be awarded for up to a 5- year project period. Annual budget periods may be awarded subject to the availability of funds. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
330 C Street SW Room 1317B
Washington , DC 20201 US
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 17$883,664.00; FY 18 est $895,194.00; FY 19 est $895,194.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY 2017 Range for Grants is $309,983 - $573,681 FY 2018 Range for Grants is $320,194 - $575,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017
Grantees developed and disseminated training materials, conducted training, and provided technical assistance to enhance the AT knowledge, skills and competencies of individuals, AT stakeholders, and State AT programs.Fiscal Year 2018
Grantees continued to develop and disseminate training materials, conduct trainings and provide technical assistance to support and enhance AT knowledge, benefits, skills, and competencies.Fiscal Year 2019
Grantees will continue to develop and disseminate training materials, conduct trainings and provide technical assistance to support and enhance AT knowledge, benefits, skills, and competencies.