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  • General

    Financial Resources for AFPs (2013) -- Available formats: word
    This document, jointly created by the GA, PA and WA loan programs, is a listing of alternate financial assistance resources.

    Small Investments, Big Returns (2013) -- Available formats: pdf word
    This document demonstrates the collaborations that are possible between state VR agencies and Alternative Financing Programs. The programs from Pennsylvania, Kansas, and Arkansas are highlighted.

    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.

  • Reports

    Assistive Technology Funding Sources (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    This list of outside funding sources for assistive technology was compiled by MDTAP, and referenced during the "Customer Service is our Goal" session of the New Directors Series on June 8, 2009.

  • Toolkits

    MDO Funding Resources Sheet (2009) -- Available formats: pdf
    This chart provides a list of the major fuunding sources for microdevelopment loans.

  • Marketing Materials

    Assistive Technology Funding Sources (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    This list of outside funding sources for assistive technology was compiled by MDTAP, and referenced during the "Customer Service is our Goal" session of the New Directors Series on June 8, 2009.

  • Training Materials

    Possible Sources for Financial Literacy Education Funding (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    Funding sources as identified by users of the Community Development Banking listserv

  • Success Stories

    Small Investments, Big Returns (2013) -- Available formats: pdf word
    This document demonstrates the collaborations that are possible between state VR agencies and Alternative Financing Programs. The programs from Pennsylvania, Kansas, and Arkansas are highlighted.

  • Teleconferences

    AT AFP Grant Competition Information Call - August 21, 2014 (2014) -- Available formats: mp3
    The RESNA Catalyst project and Rob Groenendaal from RSA hosted a Q&A; call on the new AT AFP grant competition. The general guidelines were discussed and specific questions from interested parties were answered.

    2012 AFP Grant Competition Teleconference (2012) -- Available formats: mp3
    Rob Groenendaal and Brian Bard from RSA present information on and answer questions about the 2012 AFP grant competition.

    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.

    Assistive Technology Funding Sources (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    This list of outside funding sources for assistive technology was compiled by MDTAP, and referenced during the "Customer Service is our Goal" session of the New Directors Series on June 8, 2009.

    MDO Funding Resources Sheet (2009) -- Available formats: pdf
    This chart provides a list of the major fuunding sources for microdevelopment loans.

    Using the PASS for AT Loans (2007) -- Available formats: ppt pdf
    Explains what the PASS Program is, and how it can be used to fund AT.

  • Webinars

    Real Economic Tour - Power points (2011) -- Available formats: ppt
    Johnette Hartnett, National Disability Institute, describes the real economic tour.

    Using Tax Benefits and Credits - IRS (2011) -- Available formats: ppt
    Several Tax credts are explained, including the earned income tax credit.

    Using Tax Benefits and Credits as a Catalyst for Economic Independence for People with Disabilities -Transcript for February 17, 2011 (2011) -- Available formats: rtf
    Johnette Hartnett, National Disability Institute; Don Dill, Internal Revenue Service; and Jackie Wilks-Weathers, Georgia Center for Financial Independence & Innovation discuss several tax services and initiatives that might benefit clients needing Assistive Technology.

  • Meetings

    Federal Funding Sources for Microenterprise Development (2009) -- Available formats: pdf
    This lists common funding sources, primarily federal programs that provide funding to microlenders.

    Funding for Microenterprise Development Organizations (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    List of current and potential funders of microloan programs.

  • Organizational Resources

    Assistive Technology Funding Sources (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    This list of outside funding sources for assistive technology was compiled by MDTAP, and referenced during the "Customer Service is our Goal" session of the New Directors Series on June 8, 2009.

    Federal Funding Sources for Microenterprise Development (2009) -- Available formats: pdf
    This lists common funding sources, primarily federal programs that provide funding to microlenders.

    Funding for Microenterprise Development Organizations (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    List of current and potential funders of microloan programs.

    List of hearing aid resources (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    This document was referenced in the June 8, 2009 New Directors Series Call #1 "Customer Service is our Goal"

    MDO Funding Resources Sheet (2009) -- Available formats: pdf
    This chart provides a list of the major fuunding sources for microdevelopment loans.

    Possible Sources for Financial Literacy Education Funding (2009) -- Available formats: rtf
    Funding sources as identified by users of the Community Development Banking listserv

    American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) Low-Interest Loans (unknown) -- Available formats: html
    One of the benefits of membership in AAPD, is that its members can join the Digital Credit Union and potentially qualify for low interest loans to purchase assistive technology, vans and other equipment.

    Association of Blind Citizens (unknown) -- Available formats: external
    The Association of Blind Citizens has established an Assistive Technology Fund to cover 50% of the price of adaptive devices or software. Applicants can apply during the three grant periods (June, September, and December) each year. There are limits on the price of the device and family income.

    Bank of America Access Loans (unknown) -- Available formats: html
    For vehicles and home modifications

    Rural Housing Repair and Rehabilitation Loans (unknown) -- Available formats: html
    Rural Housing Repair and Rehabilitation Loans are loans funded directly by the Government. These loans are available to very low-income rural residents who own and occupy a dwelling in need of repairs. Funds are available for repairs to improve or modernize a home, or to remove health and safety hazards. This loan is a 1% loan that may be repaid over a 20-year period.