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  • Topic Snapshot

    Topic Snapshot: Essential Documents for AFP and Telework Programs (2011) -- Available formats: html
    Overview of resources available for this topic.

  • General

    AFP Director Meeting Agenda (2013) -- Available formats: rtf
    Agenda for the AFP Director meeting 2013

    Closing Keynote: Presentation on the policy status of employment for persons with disabilities from a progressive companyís perspective. (2013) -- Available formats: ppt
    Presentation from the RESNA 2013 Conference

    Education Panel I Ė Accessible Instructional Materials - What's New With AIM? (2013) -- Available formats: ppt
    Presenation from the RESNA 2013 conference

    AFP & Telework Quality Indicators (2012) -- Available formats: word
    Quality Indicator document for Althernative Financing and Telework Loan programs.

    AFP Data report 2009 & 2010 Word Version (2012) -- Available formats: word
    This is the MSWord version of the AFP Data document for fiscal years 2009 and 2010

    Overcoming Medicaidís Most Common Reasons for Saying No to Durable Medical Equipment Requests: Turning a No Into a Yes (2012) -- Available formats: word mp3
    Diana Straube and Jim Sheldon of the National AT Advocacy Project present on Medicaid funding, and how to avoid common causes for denial.

    Quality Indicators for Financial Loan Programs (2012) -- Available formats: mp3
    The RESNA Catalyst Project discusses the recently-developed Quality Indicator statements for financial loan programs.

    Second AFP Grant Competition Information Call (2012) -- Available formats: mp3
    Brian Bard and Rob Groenendaal of RSA speak in a second conference call about the AFP Grant competition for 2012. They discuss grant application requirements and answer questions from participants.

    AFP Definitions (2011) -- Available formats: word
    Definition of AFP terms

  • Reports

    A policy analysis of the assistive technology alternative financing program in the United States. (2012) -- Available formats: word
    This article highlights the need for and impact of loan financing programs for the acquisition of assistive technology. It provides a historical presentation of the origins of credit financing for people with disabilities, with particular attention to assistive technology.

    AFP Data report 2009 & 2010 Word Version (2012) -- Available formats: word
    This is the MSWord version of the AFP Data document for fiscal years 2009 and 2010

    RSA Technical Assistance Circular for Telework (2007) -- Available formats: pdf rtf
    RSA issued this technical assistance ciruclar in 2007, which provides guidance to telework programs regarding acceptable items for purchase with telework loans.

    RSA Technical Assistance Circular for AFPs - September 7, 2006 (2006) -- Available formats: rtf
    Rehabilitation Services Administration Technical Assistance Circular (TAC) dated September 7, 2006 that offers a framework for AFPs to help them determine if a particular device is assistive technology for the purposes of providing a financial loan.

    Application Kit- 2005 AFP Grants (2005) -- Available formats: rtf
    From June 30, 2005 Federal Register

    Application Package- Telework (2003) -- Available formats: rtf pdf
    Financial Loan Program Specifications 2003 US Dept. of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Federal Register August 5, 2003

    Notice of Proposed Priority and changes to the application process- 2003 AFP Grants (2003) -- Available formats: pdf txt
    US Dept. of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Federal Register August 5, 2003

    Letter of Guidance from NIDRR August 1, 2001 (2001) -- Available formats: html
    Financial Loan Program Specifications 2001

    Notice of Funding Priorities, 2001 (2001) -- Available formats: html pdf txt
    Financial Loan Program Specifications 2001 US Dept. of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; Notice of Funding Priorities Federal Register June 13, 2001

  • Toolkits

    Application Kit- 2005 AFP Grants (2005) -- Available formats: rtf
    From June 30, 2005 Federal Register

    Application Package- Telework (2003) -- Available formats: rtf pdf
    Financial Loan Program Specifications 2003 US Dept. of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Federal Register August 5, 2003

    Notice of Proposed Priority and changes to the application process- 2003 AFP Grants (2003) -- Available formats: pdf txt
    US Dept. of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Federal Register August 5, 2003

    Notice of Funding Priorities, 2001 (2001) -- Available formats: html pdf txt
    Financial Loan Program Specifications 2001 US Dept. of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; Notice of Funding Priorities Federal Register June 13, 2001

  • Training Materials

    Quality Indicators for Financial Loan Programs (2012) -- Available formats: mp3
    The RESNA Catalyst Project discusses the recently-developed Quality Indicator statements for financial loan programs.

  • Legislation

    Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) (2008) -- Available formats: pdf
    These are the regulations that all Department of Education grantees follow.

    RSA Dear Colleague Letter- March 8, 2007 (2007) -- Available formats: pdf rtf
    Regarding grant writing by AFP and Telework grantees

    RSA Technical Assistance Circular for Telework (2007) -- Available formats: pdf rtf
    RSA issued this technical assistance ciruclar in 2007, which provides guidance to telework programs regarding acceptable items for purchase with telework loans.

    RSA Technical Assistance Circular for AFPs - September 7, 2006 (2006) -- Available formats: rtf
    Rehabilitation Services Administration Technical Assistance Circular (TAC) dated September 7, 2006 that offers a framework for AFPs to help them determine if a particular device is assistive technology for the purposes of providing a financial loan.

    Application Kit- 2005 AFP Grants (2005) -- Available formats: rtf
    From June 30, 2005 Federal Register

    Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for FY05- AFP (2005) -- Available formats: pdf txt
    From the Federal Register June 30, 2005

    OMB Circular A-122, Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations (05/10/2004) (2004) -- Available formats: pdf html
    Non-Profit Organizations follow: A-122 for cost principles, Relocated to 2 CFR, Part 230 (362k) A-110 for administrative requirements A-133 for audit requirements

    OMB Circular A-21, Cost Principles for Educational Institutions (05/10/2004) (2004) -- Available formats: pdf html external
    This Circular establishes principles for determining costs applicable to grants, contracts, and other agreements with educational institutions. The principles deal with the subject of cost determination, and make no attempt to identify the circumstances or dictate the extent of agency and institutional participation in the financing of a particular project. Educational Institutions (even if part of a State or local government) follow: A-21 for cost principles, Relocated to 2 CFR, Part 220 (384k) A-110 for administrative requirements, Relocated to 2 CFR, Part 215 (280k) A-133 for audit requirements

    OMB Circular A-87, Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments (05/10/2004) (2004) -- Available formats: pdf html
    States, local governments, and Indian Tribes follow: A-87 for cost principles, Relocated to 2 CFR, Part 225 (362k) A-102 for administrative requirements A-133 for audit requirements

    Application Package- Telework (2003) -- Available formats: rtf pdf
    Financial Loan Program Specifications 2003 US Dept. of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Federal Register August 5, 2003

    Notice of Proposed Priority and changes to the application process- 2003 AFP Grants (2003) -- Available formats: pdf txt
    US Dept. of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Federal Register August 5, 2003

    Letter of Guidance from NIDRR August 1, 2001 (2001) -- Available formats: html
    Financial Loan Program Specifications 2001

    Notice of Funding Priorities, 2001 (2001) -- Available formats: html pdf txt
    Financial Loan Program Specifications 2001 US Dept. of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; Notice of Funding Priorities Federal Register June 13, 2001

    Questions and Answers regarding the 2001 RFP for alternative loan program (2001) -- Available formats: html
    Questions and Answers related to the June 13, 2001 RFP

    Financial Loan Program Specifications 2000 (2000) -- Available formats: pdf other
    US Dept. of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; Notice of Funding Priorities Federal Register June 5, 2000

    Assistive Tecnology Act of 1998 (1999) -- Available formats: pdf txt
    Assistive Technology Act legislation - full statute

  • Essential Documents

    2013 Technical Assistance Plan for Loan Programs (2012) -- Available formats: word
    The RESNA Catalyst project has developed this technical assistance plan for AT Act funded loan program. This is subject to change as needed to meet the evolving needs of all AT Act funded entities.

    2013 Technical Assistance Plan for Statewide AT Act Programs (2012) -- Available formats: word
    The RESNA Catalyst project has developed this technical assistance plan for Statewide AT Act funded programs. This is subject to change as needed to meet the evolving needs of all AT Act funded entities.

    A policy analysis of the assistive technology alternative financing program in the United States. (2012) -- Available formats: word
    This article highlights the need for and impact of loan financing programs for the acquisition of assistive technology. It provides a historical presentation of the origins of credit financing for people with disabilities, with particular attention to assistive technology.

    Quality Indicators for Financial Loan Programs (2012) -- Available formats: mp3
    The RESNA Catalyst Project discusses the recently-developed Quality Indicator statements for financial loan programs.

    Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) (2008) -- Available formats: pdf
    These are the regulations that all Department of Education grantees follow.

    RSA Dear Colleague Letter- March 8, 2007 (2007) -- Available formats: pdf rtf
    Regarding grant writing by AFP and Telework grantees

    RSA Technical Assistance Circular for Telework (2007) -- Available formats: pdf rtf
    RSA issued this technical assistance ciruclar in 2007, which provides guidance to telework programs regarding acceptable items for purchase with telework loans.

    RSA Technical Assistance Circular for AFPs - September 7, 2006 (2006) -- Available formats: rtf
    Rehabilitation Services Administration Technical Assistance Circular (TAC) dated September 7, 2006 that offers a framework for AFPs to help them determine if a particular device is assistive technology for the purposes of providing a financial loan.

    Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for FY05- AFP (2005) -- Available formats: pdf txt
    From the Federal Register June 30, 2005

    Teleconference Call on NIA for FY 2005 AFP Awards (2005) -- Available formats: rtf
    Presented July 11, 2005

    OMB Circular A-122, Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations (05/10/2004) (2004) -- Available formats: pdf html
    Non-Profit Organizations follow: A-122 for cost principles, Relocated to 2 CFR, Part 230 (362k) A-110 for administrative requirements A-133 for audit requirements

    OMB Circular A-21, Cost Principles for Educational Institutions (05/10/2004) (2004) -- Available formats: pdf html external
    This Circular establishes principles for determining costs applicable to grants, contracts, and other agreements with educational institutions. The principles deal with the subject of cost determination, and make no attempt to identify the circumstances or dictate the extent of agency and institutional participation in the financing of a particular project. Educational Institutions (even if part of a State or local government) follow: A-21 for cost principles, Relocated to 2 CFR, Part 220 (384k) A-110 for administrative requirements, Relocated to 2 CFR, Part 215 (280k) A-133 for audit requirements

    OMB Circular A-87, Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments (05/10/2004) (2004) -- Available formats: pdf html
    States, local governments, and Indian Tribes follow: A-87 for cost principles, Relocated to 2 CFR, Part 225 (362k) A-102 for administrative requirements A-133 for audit requirements

    Application Package- Telework (2003) -- Available formats: rtf pdf
    Financial Loan Program Specifications 2003 US Dept. of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Federal Register August 5, 2003

    Notice of Proposed Priority and changes to the application process- 2003 AFP Grants (2003) -- Available formats: pdf txt
    US Dept. of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Federal Register August 5, 2003

    Letter of Guidance from NIDRR August 1, 2001 (2001) -- Available formats: html
    Financial Loan Program Specifications 2001

    Notice of Funding Priorities, 2001 (2001) -- Available formats: html pdf txt
    Financial Loan Program Specifications 2001 US Dept. of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; Notice of Funding Priorities Federal Register June 13, 2001

    Questions and Answers regarding the 2001 RFP for alternative loan program (2001) -- Available formats: html
    Questions and Answers related to the June 13, 2001 RFP

    Financial Loan Program Specifications 2000 (2000) -- Available formats: pdf other
    US Dept. of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; Notice of Funding Priorities Federal Register June 5, 2000

    Assistive Tecnology Act of 1998 (1999) -- Available formats: pdf txt
    Assistive Technology Act legislation - full statute

  • Teleconferences

    Overcoming Medicaidís Most Common Reasons for Saying No to Durable Medical Equipment Requests: Turning a No Into a Yes (2012) -- Available formats: word mp3
    Diana Straube and Jim Sheldon of the National AT Advocacy Project present on Medicaid funding, and how to avoid common causes for denial.

    Second AFP Grant Competition Information Call (2012) -- Available formats: mp3
    Brian Bard and Rob Groenendaal of RSA speak in a second conference call about the AFP Grant competition for 2012. They discuss grant application requirements and answer questions from participants.

    Telework New Directors Series: The Technical Assistance Circular (TAC) - March 14, 2011 (2011) -- Available formats: mp3
    During this installment of the Telework New Director Series, Rob Groenedaal from RSA and Kathy Gilman from the Washington Access Fund discuss the RSA Technical Assistance Circular (TAC) for Telework Programs. Questions and answers from the invited audience are included.

    RSA Technical Assistance Circular for AFPs - September 7, 2006 (2006) -- Available formats: rtf
    Rehabilitation Services Administration Technical Assistance Circular (TAC) dated September 7, 2006 that offers a framework for AFPs to help them determine if a particular device is assistive technology for the purposes of providing a financial loan.

    Teleconference Call on NIA for FY 2005 AFP Awards (2005) -- Available formats: rtf
    Presented July 11, 2005

  • Meetings

    RSA Technical Assistance Circular for Telework (2007) -- Available formats: pdf rtf
    RSA issued this technical assistance ciruclar in 2007, which provides guidance to telework programs regarding acceptable items for purchase with telework loans.