Assistive Technology-State Grants for Protection and Advocacy


To support protection and advocacy services through the systems established to provide protection and advocacy services under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act for the purpose of assisting in the acquisition, utilization, or maintenance of assistive technology or assistive technology services for individuals with disabilities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 02/05/2016 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available
Section 5 of the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended,.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Designated protection and advocacy agencies in States and outlying areas only.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Persons with disabilities who may benefit from assistive technology services and devices.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
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
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. 34 CFR parts 74 and 80 applies to this program. The standard application forms are furnished by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Rehabilitation Services Administration. Contact the Program Office for more information.
Award Procedure
Applications are reviewed by Department of Education staff.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
The grantee may appeal to the Office of Administrative Law/Judges (34 CFR part 81).
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Contact the Program Office for information.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used to support protection and advocacy services related to assistive technology services and devices. This program is subject to non-supplanting requirements and must use a restricted indirect cost rate that is referenced under 34 CFR 76-564-76.569. For assistance call the Office of the Chief Financial Officer/Indirect Cost Group at (202) 708-7770.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Annual progress 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 OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
As stated in grant or contract terms and conditions, the awardee shall mail accounts, records, and other evidence pertaining to all costs incurred, review other applicable credits acquired under this grant.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula:
Matching Requirements: Funds are distributed on a State population basis, with a minimum annual grant of $50,000. Territories receive a minimum of $30,000.
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
Jessica Smith, Department of Education, OSERS Rehabilitation Services Administration, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: Phone: (202) 245-6493.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 12 $4,282,890; FY 13 est $4,058,869; and FY 14 est $4,058,869
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Contact the Program Office for this information.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available


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