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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, Tribes, and IHEs to
Provide Finance Programs to Individuals with Disabilities

Assistive Technology Alternative Financing Program

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Administration for Community Living (ACL) - Center for Innovation and Partnership

Conf. Date:

05/31/22

LOI Date:

06/03/22

Deadline Date:

06/28/22 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA nonprofits, government agencies, tribal governments, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, IHEs, and hospitals to provide financial assistance to individuals with disabilities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks to complete.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 authorizes the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Community Living (ACL) to fund one-year grant awards to support Assistive Technology (AT) Alternative Financing Programs (AFPs) that assist individuals with disabilities of any age to obtain services, financial assistance, and additional activities for the acquisiton of AT devices.

Under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), applicants must establish or expand one or more of the following types of AFPs:

  1. A low-interest loan fund.
  2. An interest buy-down program.
  3. A revolving loan fund.
  4. A loan guarantee or insurance program.
  5. A program operated for the purchase, lease, or other acquisition of assistive technology devices or assistive technology services.
  6. Another mechanism that provides financing and is approved by the Secretary.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 203258

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,984,929

Number of Grants:

3

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $700,000
Award Floor: $100,000

Term of Contract:

Length of Project Periods: 12-month project period and budget period
The anticipated project period start date for this announcement is: 09/01/2022

Eligibility:

  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Domestic public or private non-profit entities including state and local governments, Indian tribal governments and organizations (American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American), faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, hospitals, and institutions of higher education.

The following activities are not fundable:
- Construction and/or major rehabilitation of buildings
- Basic research (e.g. scientific or medical experiments)
- Continuation of existing projects without expansion or new and innovative approaches

Pre-proposal Conference:

Date for Informational Conference Call: 05/31/2022

3:00 PM Eastern Time, May 31, 2022
Toll Free Number: 888-373-3590
Participant Passcode: 3752466

Pre-Application Information:

Due Date for Letter Of Intent: 06/03/2022

Applicants are requested, but not required, to submit a letter of intent to apply for this funding opportunity to assist ACL in planning for the application independent review process. The purpose of the letter of intent is to allow our staff to estimate the number of independent reviewers needed and to avoid potential conflicts of interest in the review.

Due Date for Applications: 06/28/2022

Applications must be submitted electronically via https://www.grants.gov by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, by the due date listed above.

Applications that fail to meet the application due date will not be reviewed and will receive no further consideration. You are strongly encouraged to submit your application a minimum of 3-5 days prior to the application closing date. Do not wait until the last day in the event you encounter technical difficulties, either on your end or, with https://www.grants.gov. Grants.gov can take up to 48 hours to notify you of a successful submission.

All applicants must have a UEI and be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM, www.sam.gov) and maintain an active SAM registration until the application process is complete, and should a grant be made, throughout the life of the award.

Note: Once your SAM registration is active, allow 24 to 48 hours for the information to be available in Grants.gov before you can submit an application through Grants.gov.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=338819

For a list of relevant application documents, see the Package tab (click Preview) on the link listed above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Letters of intent should be sent to:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
Robert Groenendaal
Center for Innovation and Partnership
Email: Robert.Groenendaal@acl.hhs.gov

For assistance with https://www.grants.gov, please contact them at support@grants.gov or 800-518-4726 between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Project Officer
Robert Groenendaal
Phone: (202) 795-7356
Office: Office of Interagency Innovation

Grants Management Specialist
Carla Kirksey
Phone: (202) 795-7303
Office: Office of Grants Management

CFDA Number:

93.469

Funding or Pin Number:

HHS-2022-ACL-CIP-ATTF-0055

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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