TABLE 1 - State Assistive Technology Loan Programs - Models and Entities Involved

STATE

LOAN MODEL

PUBLIC/PRIVATE LENDING ENTITIES

STATE/PUBLIC ENTITY CONTACT

PRIVATE/LENDING ENTITY CONTACT

LEAD ENTITY FOR LOAN

ADMINISTRATION

OTHER PARTICIPATING ENTITIES

Alabama

(1997)

Loan Guarantee and Interest Buy Down

SouthTrust Bank and the Southern Disability Foundation

Paula Blevins-Russell

(205) 992-5966

pabrusse@southernco.com

Michelle Jennings

(205) 254-4469

Southern Disability Foundation, Inc.

Consumer Board of Non-Profit Organization

Alaska

(1995)

Loan Guarantee and Interest Buy Down

North Rim Bank, & State Tech Project

James Beck

(907)269-3569

jim_beck@educ.state.ak.us Vocat. Rehab, AT and Bus Devel

Sue Lymon

(907) 261-3367

Northrim Bank

Assistive Technology of Alaska and North Rim Bank

None

Arkansas

(1997)

Revolving

No bank, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services

Sue Gaskin

(501) 666-6686

sogaskin@ars.state.ar.us ICAN/Arkansas Rehabilitation Services

No Data

AR Rehab Services- Loan Fund Advisory Committee makes loan recommendations

Arkansas Equipment Loan Fund Board

California

(1980)

Loan Guarantee Program

Any licensed financial institution

Rebecca Coleman (916) 263-8678 rmcolema@dor.ca.gov California Assistive Technology

No Data

California State Dept. of Rehabilitation

N/A

Connecticut

(1994)

Revolving

Peopleís Bank

State VR Office,

and Social Services

John Ficarro

(860) 424-4881

jficarro@aol.com

Connecticut Tech Act Project

Susan Sarri

(203) 338-4471

custserv@peoples

Com of People's Bank

Dept. of Social Service, Bureau of Rehab. Services, CT Tech Act Project.

State of Ct Bonding Commission, and Independent Living Centers

Hawaii

(1994)

Loan Guarantee and Interest Buy Down

American Savings Bank, Centers for Indep. Living,

and State Tech Act Project

Ellen Cheng

(808) 532-7110

echeng@diverseabilities.org

Hawaii Assistive Technology Training & Services

Anna Marie Springer

(808) 539-7126

American Savings Bank but Hawaii Assistive Tech Testing and Services (HATTS) administers program

None

Idaho

(1994)

Loan Guarantee and Interest Buy Down

First Security Bank, N.A. and Key Bank, N.A. - Idaho District

Craig Parry

(208) 334-2755

cparry@uidaho.edu

Idaho A.T. Project

Carlas Brown

(208) 393-4424

First Security Bank, N.A.

Idaho Assistive Technology Project

Idaho Community Foundation

Iowa

(1998)

Loan Guarantee

Mercantile Bank Midwest, Iowa Able Foundation, and State Tech Act project

Jennifer Britton

(800) 331-3027

Jennifer-Britton@uiowa.edu Infotech/Iowa Program for AT

Bill Kurtz

(319) 356-9068

Mercantile Bank Midwest

The IA Able Foundation Board designated InfoTech, a service of the IA Program for AT, as the lead entity

Iowa Program for Assistive Technology

Illinois

(1993)

Interest Buy Down by Treasurerís Office

State Treasurer's Office, NationalCity Bank-lead,

but Credit Unions and S. & L.'s also participate

Alice Sochacki

(312) 814-1793

(312) 814-2765 (Fax)

No Data

State Treasurer's Office

Many Banks around the State

Kansas

(1994)

Traditional

NationsBank

Mary Ellen O'Brien

(785) 233-4550

meow@cjnetworks.com

Scott Berghaus

(816) 979-6646

NationsBank

NationsBank

None

Kentucky

(1998

Loan Guarantee with Interest Buy Down Option

Negotiating with 5th Third Bank

Nancy Hansen

(608) 246-2540

nancy.hansen@mail.state.ky.us Vocational Rehabilitation

None at this time

Kentucky AT Loan Corp., Workforce Development Cabinet

State Tech Project, KY Voc Rehab, and KY Development Disabilities Council

Maine

(1989)

Revolving

No Bank

Adaptive Equipment Loan Program &

Finance Authority of Maine

Renee Tracy

(800) 499-2357

renee_tracy@alpha-one.org

Alpha One

Same as previous column

Alpha One

and Finance Authority of Maine

None

Maryland

(1996)

Traditional

First National Bank of Maryland, and negotiating with lenders for

Michael Dalto

(800) 832-4827

mpdalto@yahoo.com MD Technology Assistance Program

No Data

First National Bank of Maryland. For new program, the Gov's Office for Indiv with Disabilities.

MD Tech Assis Program

Minnesota

(1999)

Loan Guarantee and Interest Buy Down

FirstStar Bank

Tom Shaffer

(651) 297-9718

tom.shaffer@state.mn.us

MN STAR Program

Mary Ann Suddeith

(651) 229-6536

mary_ann_suddeith@firststar.com Firststar Bank

MN STAR's nonprofit entity ATMN

None

Missouri

(1996)

Traditional

NationsBank

David Baker

(816) 373-5193

matpmo@qni.com

Scott Berghaus

(816) 979-6646

NationsBank

None

Montana

(1998)

Loan Guarantee

Loan Guarantee

Julie Tompkins

(800)72-0323

julietom@selway.umt.edu

Sue Olinger

Consumer Loans

(406)728-6736

First Security Ba

UM

Nevada

(1991)

Loan Guarantee

Bank America,

State VR Office,

and Non Profit entity

Susan Lucia-Terry

(702) 259-3894

nvreach@powernet.net

Jim Rathkey

(702) 594-5863

Bank America

State Office Com Based Services, Consumer Committee, AT Center

New Hampshire

(1992)

Loan Guarantee

Loan Guarantee

Mary C. Schuh and Therese Willkomm

(603) 528-3060

mcschuh@cisunix.unh

Nancy Neron

(603) 639-6665 ext 361

cjoyce@peoplesheritage.com

Bank of New Hampshire

ATECH Serv., NH Tech Act Proj, NH Char. Found, Counc for Child & Adoles w/ Chron. Health Cond.

New Jersey

(1997)

Traditional

Fleet Bank

no contact name or telephone number

packr@njpanda.org

Fleet Bank

(800) 225-5353

Fleet Bank

None

New Mexico

(1998)

Loan Guarantee

1st Security Bank of New Mexico,

State Tech Act Project

Carol Cadena

(800) 866-2253

C.Cadena@state.nm.us

The NM Technology Assistance Program

Carlos Brown

(208)-393-4424

cbrown@fscnet.com

First Security Bank

The New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

None

New York

(1986)

Revolving

No Bank,

NY Office of Children and Family Services, and

State Comptroller

Benedicta Iyok

(518) 474-1934

(518) 486-6338 (Fax)

NY Office of Children and Family Services,

and State Comptroller

Equipment Loan Fund Review Board

North Carolina

(1992)

Loan Guarantee

NationsBank

Non-Profit entity

Lawrence Bauer

(704) 537-0550

web5729@charweb.org

Programs for Accessible Living

Chris Joyner Ass't VP

(704) 388-8332

NationsBank

None

North Dakota

(1998)

Loan Guarantee

First National Bank,

Faye Gibbens

(701) 775-5577

(701) 795-6630 (Fax)

Kim Woods

(701) 795-3236

First National Bank

North Dakota Interagency Program for AT

Ohio

(1996)

Traditional

Fifth 3rd Bank of Columbus,

Trained Board members

Shiree Evans

(614) 292-2426

evans.219@osu.edu

Kelli Ferguson-Gargasz

(614) 233-4507

Fifth Third Bank of Columbus

Tech Project staff

Oklahoma

(1996)

Traditional

BancFirst

Milissa Gofourth

(800) 257-1705 or (405)

gmiliss@okway.okstate.edu

Oklahoma ABLE Tech

Peggy Jenkins

(405)742-6205

BancFirst

BancFirst

None

Pennsylvania

(1998)

Loan Guarantee

First Union Bank

Virginia Del Sordo

(215) 204-0452

vdel@nimbus.ocis.temple.edu Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation

Chris Borowiec

(203) 578-8308

chris.borowiec@firstunion.com First Union Bank

First Union Bank and PA AT Foundation

None

South Dakota

(1995)

Loan Guarantee with extended terms.

Norwest Bank

(Wells Fargo)

Jim Johnson

DakotaLink, SD ATP

605-394-1876

jjohnson@tie.net

Patricia Link

605-394-3800

Norwest Bank

Norwest Bank

Disability agencies across the state distribute loan applications

Utah

(1993)

Interest Buy Down and Partial Loan Guarantee

1st Security Bank only provides loan money, Buy-Down funds from State, Foundations, Corp., & Indiv.

Daryl McCarty, Ex. Dir.

(801) 273-7239 (Also Fax)

Utah AT Foundation

Richard Baese

(801) 246-1353

r.baese@fscnet.com

1st Sec. Bank of Utah

First Security Bank,

and Utah AT Foundation

None

Vermont

(1991)

Revolving

Vermont Development Credit Union, and State Tech Act project

Lynne Cleveland

(802) 241-2672

lynnec@dad.state.vt.us Vermont A T Project

Bob Morgan

(802) 865-3404

VT Development Credit Union

Vermont Credit Union, and the State

Consumer Board Reviews Loans and Meets Monthly

Virginia

(1997)

Loan Guarantee and Interest Buy Down

Crestar Bank and the Assistive Technology

Michael Scione

(804) 662-9993

loanfund@erols.com

Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority

Scott Hansen

(804) 319-4729

Scott.Hansen@Crestar.com Crestar Bank

AT Loan Fund Authority

None

West Virginia

(1998)

West Virginia

No Bank,

State Treasurer's Office

Brenda King

(304) 766-4805

brendak@wvdrs.wvnet.edu

No Data

State Treasurer's Office and Revolving Loan Fund Board

None