Please Login or Register
Translate: en_US
USD ( $ )
0Items in your cart
Cart Subtotal: $0.00

Alternative Finance Loan Programs for Assistive Technology by State

Financing Business Equipment to Increase Employment of People with Disabilities, August 2010 (PDF)

Alternative Financing Programs (AFP) are funded by the federal government under title III of the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-394) .  Access to Telework Loan programs are funded under the New Freedom Initiative.
RESNA Alternative Financing Technical Assistance Project (AFTAP) is a project sponsored by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) under Title III of the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 and under the New Freedom Initiative and provides technical assistance to State Financial Loan Programs
.

State AT and Telework Financial Loan Programs
Success Stories

List of Financial Loan Programs

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Iowa
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Mexico
New York
North Dakota
Northern Marianas
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Utah
U.S. Virgin Islands
Virginia
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
Wyoming

AFP Programs

Location: Alabama
Program Title: Alabama Ability Loans Program
Address: 602 S. Lawrence Street
  Montgomery, AL 36104
Program Contact: Kate Wallace
Phone: 334/293-7008
TTY: 334/613-3519
Email: Kate.wallace@rehab.alabama.gov
Program Type: AFP
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afpteleal.rtf

Location: Arizona
Program Title: Arizona Loans for Assistive Technology Program (AzLAT)
Address: Northern Arizona University
  Institute for Human Development
  2400 North Central Avenue, Suite 300
  Phoenix, AZ 85004
Program Contact: Jill Pleasant
Phone: 602/728-9532
Tollfree Phone: 800/477-9921
TTY: 602/728-9536
Fax: 602/728-9535
Email: Jill.Pleasant@nau.edu
Web: http://www.azlat.org
Program Type: AFP
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afpteleaz.rtf

Location: Arkansas
Program Title: Arkansas Alternative Technology Revolving Loan Fund
Address: 525 W Capitol Ave
  Little Rock, AR 72201
Program Contact: Michael Vickers
Phone: 501/296-1663
Fax: 501/666-5319
Email: Michael.vickers@arkansas.gov
Program Type: AFP
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelear.rtf

Location: Delaware
Program Title: Delaware Assistive Technology Loan Program
Address: Easter Seals of Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore
  61 Corporate Circle
  New Castle, DE 19720
Program Contact: Joyce Medkeff
Phone: 302/324-4444
Tollfree Phone: 800/677-3800
Fax: 302/324-4441
Email: jmedkeff@esdel.org
Program Type: AFP
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelede.rtf

Location: Florida
Program Title: Florida New Horizon Loan Fund
Address: 3333 West Pensacola Street
  Building 100
  Suite 140
  Tallahassee, FL 32303
Program Contact: Steve Howells
Phone: 850/487-3278
Tollfree Phone: 877/506-2723
Fax: 850/575-4216
Email: faast@faast.org
Program Type: AFP; Telework
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelefl.rtf

Location: Georgia
Program Title: Georgia Center for Financial Independence and Innovation
Address: 315 W. Ponce de Leon Avenue, Suite 600
  Decautur, GA 30030
Program Contact: Jackie Wilks-Weathers
Phone: Phone: 404/404-541-9005 ext 201
Email: jackie@thecfii.org
Web: http://www.thecfii.org
Program Type: AFP
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelega.rtf

Location: Guam
Program Title: Guam Options for Alternative Loans - Assistive Technology (GOAL-AT)
Address: University of Guam CEDDERS
  UOG Station
  303 University Drive, House 19 Dean Circle
  Mangilao, GU 96923
Program Contact: Carla Torres
Phone: 671/735-2490
TTY: 671/735-2491
Fax: 671/734-8378
Email: Carla.torres@guamcedders.org
Program Type: AFP
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelegu.rtf

Location: Illinois
Program Title: ILoan Program - Illinois Loans for Independent Living
Address: Illinois Assistive Technology Project
  1 West Old State Capitol Plaza
  Suite 100
  Springfield, IL 62701-1200
Program Contact: Krystal Connolly
Phone: 217/522-7985
Tollfree Phone: 800/852-5110 v/tty IL only
TTY: 217/522-9966
Fax: 217/522-8067
Email: kconnolly@iltech.org
Program Type: AFP; Telework
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afpteleil.rtf

Location: Iowa
Program Title: Iowa Able Foundation
Address: Abilities Fund
  410 North 18th Street
  Centerville, IA 52544
Program Contact: Patti Lind
Phone: 641/856-2173
Tollfree Phone: 888/222-8943
Fax: 641/856-3101
Email: prlind@abilitiesfund.org
Web: http://www.abilitiesfund.org
Program Type: AFP; Telework
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afpteleia.rtf

Location: Kansas
Program Title: Kansas Alternative Financing Program
Address: Kansas Assistive Technology Cooperative
  215 W. 6th Ave
  Suite 205
  Emporia, KS 66801
Program Contact: Mary Ann Newton
Phone: 620/341-9002
Tollfree Phone: 866/465-2826
TTY: 866/465-2826
Fax: 620/342-6400
Email: Maryann@katco.net
Program Type: AFP
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afpteleks.rtf

Location: Kentucky
Program Title: Kentucky Assistive Technology Loan Corporation
Address: 275 E Main Street MD 2-EK
  Frankfort, KY 40621
Program Contact: Sara Richardson
Phone: 502/782-3423
Tollfree Phone: 877/675-0195
Fax: 502/564-1268
Email: Sarahf.Richardson@ky.gov
Web: http://www.katlc.ky.gov
Program Type: AFP
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afpteleky.rtf

Location: Louisiana
Program Title: Louisiana Assistive Technology Loan Program
Address: Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network (LATAN)
  3042 Old Forge Road
  Suite D
  Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Program Contact: Julie Nesbit
Phone: 225/925-9500
Tollfree Phone: 800/270-6185
TTY: 225/925-9500
Fax: 225/925-9560
Email: jnesbit@latan.org
Web: http://www.latan.org
Program Type: AFP
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelela.rtf

Location: Maine
Program Title: Maine Alternative Financing Program
Address: Maine Consumer Information and Technology Training Exchange (CITE)
  Maine CITE Coordinating Center
  46 University Drive
  Augusta, ME 043330
Program Contact: Kathy Adams
Phone: 207/621-3195
TTY: 207/621-3482
Email: kadamsot@maine.rr.com
Program Type: AFP
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afpteleme.rtf

Location: Maryland
Program Title: Maryland Assistive Technology Loan Program
Address: Maryland Technology Assistance Program
  2301 Argonne Drive
  Room T-17
  Baltimore, MD 21218
Program Contact: Tony Rice
Phone: 866/881-7488
Tollfree Phone: 866/881-7488
TTY: 800/832-4827
Fax: 410/554-9237
Email: trice@mdtap.org
Web: http://www.mdtap.org
Program Type: AFP
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelemd.rtf

Location: Massachusetts
Program Title: Massachusetts Assistive Technology Loan Program
Address: Easter Seals Massachusetts
  484 Main Street 600
  Worcester, MA 01608
Program Contact: Ferol Smith
Phone: 508/751-6431
Tollfree Phone: 1-800-244-2756 x 431
Email: fsmith@eastersealsma.org
Program Type: AFP
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelema.rtf

Location: Michigan
Program Title: Michigan Assistive Technology Loan Fund
Address: United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan
  4970 Northwind Drive
  Suite 102
  East Lansing, MI 48823
Program Contact: Michele Seybert
Phone: 517/203-1200
Fax: 517/203-1203
Email: seybert@ucpmichigan.org
Web: http://www.ucpmichigan.org/our-programs/the-michi
Program Type: AFP
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelemi.rtf

Location: Minnesota
Program Title: Equip-A-Life
Address: P.O. Box 310
  Maple Plain, MN 55359-0310
Program Contact: Carol Fury
Phone: 763/479-8239
Tollfree Phone: 866/535-8239
TTY: 800/627-3529
Fax: 763/479-8243
Email: info@equipalife.org
Web: http://www.equipalife.org
Program Type: AFP; Telework
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelemn.rtf

Location: Missouri
Program Title: Show Me Loans
Address: Missouri Assistive Technology Council
  1501 NW Jefferson St
  Blue Springs, MO 64015
Program Contact: Eileen Belton
Phone: 816/655-6700
TTY: 816/655-6711
Email: eileen.belton@att.net
Program Type: AFP; Telework
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelemo.rtf

Location: Nebraska
Program Title: Nebraska Alternative Financing Loan Program
Address: Easter Seals Nebraska
  638 North 109th Plaza
  Omaha, NE 68154
Program Contact: Mike Tufte
Phone: 402/345-2200 X1112
Email: mtufte@ne.easterseals.com
Program Type: AFP
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelene.rtf

Location: Nevada
Program Title: Nevada CARE Loan Fund
Address: Care Chest
  7910 N. Virginia Street
  Reno, NV 89506
Program Contact: Bill Kelderman
Phone: 775/829-2273
Email: loans@carechest.com
Program Type: AFP
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelenv.rtf

Location: New Mexico
Program Title: Access Loan New Mexico
Address: San Juan Center for Independence
  3535 E. 30th
  Suite 101
  Farmington, NM 87402
Program Contact: Larry McCabe
Phone: 505/566-5827
Fax: 505/566-5842
Email: lmccabe@sjci.org
Program Type: AFP
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelenm.rtf

Location: North Dakota
Program Title: North Dakota AT Loan Program
Address: North Dakota Association for the Disabled
  2660 South Columbia Road
  Grand Forks, ND 58201
Program Contact: Traci Ladouceur
Phone: 701/795-6609
Tollfree Phone: 800/265-4728
TTY: 800/265-4728
Fax: 701/239-7229
Email: tladouceur@ndad.org
Program Type: AFP
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelend.rtf

Location: Northern Marianas
Program Title: Trankilu Loan Program
Address: Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas
  Council on Developmental Disabilities
  P.O. Box 502565
  Saipan, MP 96950-2565
Program Contact: Raymond Diaz
Phone: 670/664-7000
TTY: 670/664-7000
Fax: 670/664-7030
Email: rdiaz.cnmicdd@gmail.com
Program Type: AFP
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelemp.rtf

Location: Oklahoma
Program Title: Oklahoma Alternative Financing Program
Address: Oklahoma ABLE Tech
  1514 West Hall of Fame
  Stillwater, OK 74078-2026
Program Contact: Shelley Gladden
Phone: 405/744-4254
Tollfree Phone: 800/257-1705
TTY: 800/257-1705
Fax: 405/744-2487
Email: shelley.gladden@okstate.edu
Program Type: AFP
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afpteleok.rtf

Location: Pennsylvania
Program Title: Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation
Address: 1004 West Ninth Avenue
  First Floor
  King of Prussia, PA 19406
Program Contact: Susan Tachau
Phone: 484/674-0506
Tollfree Phone: 888/744-1938
TTY: 877/693-7271
Fax: 484/674-0510
Email: stachau@patf.us
Web: http://www.patf.us
Program Type: AFP
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelepa.rtf

Location: South Carolina
Program Title: South Carolina Assistive Technology Loan Program (SC AT)
Address: Vocational Rehabilitation Department
  1410 Boston Avenue
  P.O. Box 280243
  West Columbia, SC 29171
Program Contact: Leslie Shipp
Phone: 803/896-4553
Fax: 803/896-6937
Email: lshipp@scvrd.state.sc.us
Program Type: AFP
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelesc.rtf

Location: Utah
Program Title: Utah Alternative Financing Program
Address: Utah Assistive Technology Foundation (UATF)
  Center for Persons with Disabilities
  6835 Old Main Hill
  Logan, UT 84322
Program Contact: Marilyn Hammond
Phone: 435/797-2025
Tollfree Phone: 800/524-5152
TTY: 435/797-7089
Fax: 435/797-2355
Email: uatf@cpd2.usu.edu
Web: http://www.uatf.org
Program Type: AFP
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afpteleut.rtf

Location: Vermont
Program Title: Vermont Independence Fund: Loans for Assistive Technology
Address: Opportunities Ventures
  18 Pearl Street
  Burlington, VT 05401
Program Contact: Cheryl Fatnassi
Phone: 802/865-3404 ext 105
Fax: 802/860-6123
Email: cfatnassi@oppsvt.org
Program Type: AFP
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelevt.rtf

Location: Virgin Islands
Program Title: U.S. Virgin Islands Loan Program
Address: University of the Virgin Islands
  2 John Brewer's Bay
  St. Thomas, VI 00802
Program Contact: Sandra Ross
Phone: 340/692-1919
Fax: 340/693-1325
Email: sross1@uvi.edu
Program Type: AFP
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelevi.rtf

Location: Virginia
Program Title: Virginia NewWell Fund
Address: Virginia Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority (ATLFA)
  1602 Rolling Hills Drive
  Suite 107
  Richmond, VA 23229
Program Contact: Sandra Prince
Phone: 804/662-9000
Tollfree Phone: 866/835-5976
Fax: 804/662-9533
Email: sandra.prince@atlfa.org
Web: http://www.atlfa.org
Program Type: AFP
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afpteleva.rtf

Location: Washington
Program Title: Washington Access Fund
Address: Washington Assistive Technology Foundation
  100 South King
  Suite 280
  Seattle, WA 98104
Program Contact: Frances Pennell
Phone: 206/328-5116
Tollfree Phone: 800/214-8731
TTY: 800/214-8731
Fax: 206/328-5126
Email: fpennell@washingtonaccessfund.org
Program Type: AFP
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelewa.rtf

Location: Wisconsin
Program Title: WisLoan
Address: Independence First
  540 South First St.
  Milwaukee, WI 53204-1605
Program Contact: Patti Kraemer
Phone: 414/226-8306
TTY: 414/291-7520
Fax: 414/291-7525
Email: pkraemer@independencefirst.org
Web: http://www.dhfs.wisconsin.gov/disabilities/wistec
Program Type: AFP
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelewi.rtf

Location: Wyoming
Program Title: Wyoming Technology Access Program (WYTAP)
Address: Wyoming Independent Living Rehabilitation, Inc.
  305 West First Street
  Casper, WY 82601
Program Contact: Kenneth Hoff
Phone: 307/637-5127
Tollfree Phone: 800/735-8322
Email: khoff@wilr.org
Program Type: AFP
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelewy.rtf

Telework Programs

Location: Arizona
Program Title: Arizona SEED Loans$
Address: Northern Arizona University
  Institute for Human Development
  2400 North Central Avenue, Suite 300
  Phoenix, AZ 85004
Program Contact: Jill Pleasant
Phone: 602/728-9532
Tollfree Phone: 800/477-9921
TTY: 602/728-9536
Fax: 602/728-9535
Email: jill.pleasant@nau.edu
Web: http://www.azlat.org
Program Type: Telework
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afpteleaz.rtf

Location: Delaware
Program Title: Delaware Telework Equipment Loan Program
Address: Easter Seals Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore
  61 Corporate Circle
  New Castle, DE 19720
Program Contact: Joyce Medkeff
Phone: 302/324-4444
Tollfree Phone: 800/677-3800
Fax: 302/324-4441
Email: jmedkeff@esdel.org
Program Type: Telework
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelede.rtf

Location: Florida
Program Title: Florida New Horizon Loan Fund
Address: 3333 West Pensacola Street
  Building 100
  Suite 140
  Tallahassee, FL 32303
Program Contact: Steve Howells
Phone: 850/487-3278
Tollfree Phone: 877/506-2723
Fax: 850/575-4216
Email: faast@faast.org
Program Type: AFP; Telework
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelefl.rtf

Location: Guam
Program Title: Get Guam Teleworking
Address: University of Guam CEDDERS
  UOG Station
  303 University Drive, House 19 Dean Circle
  Mangilao, GU 96923
Program Contact: Carla Torres
Phone: 671/735-2490
TTY: 671/735-2491
Fax: 671/734-8378
Email: carla.torres@guamcedders.org
Program Type: Telework
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelegu.rtf

Location: Illinois
Program Title: ILoan Program - Illinois Loans for Independent Living
Address: Illinois Assistive Technology Project
  1 West Old State Capitol Plaza
  Suite 100
  Springfield, IL 62701-1200
Program Contact: Krystal Connolly
Phone: 217/522-7985
Tollfree Phone: 800/852-5110 v/tty IL only
TTY: 217/522-9966
Fax: 217/522-8067
Email: kconnolly@iltech.org
Program Type: AFP; Telework
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afpteleil.rtf

Location: Iowa
Program Title: Iowa Able Foundation
Address: Abilities Fund
  410 North 18th Street
  Centerville, IA 52544
Program Contact: Patti Lind
Phone: 641/856-2173
Tollfree Phone: 888/222-8943
Fax: 641/856-3101
Email: prlind@abilitiesfund.org
Web: http://www.abilitiesfund.org
Program Type: AFP; Telework
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afpteleia.rtf

Location: Kansas
Program Title: Kansas Financial Loans for Employment Technologies
Address: Kansas Assistive Technology Cooperative
  215 W. 6th Ave
  Suite 205
  Emporia, KS 66801
Program Contact: Basil Kessler
Phone: 620/341-9002
Tollfree Phone: 866/465-2826
TTY: 866/465-2826
Fax: 620/342-6400
Email: Basil@katco.net
Program Type: Telework
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afpteleks.rtf

Location: Maryland
Program Title: Maryland WorkABILITY Loan Program
Address: Maryland Technology Assistance Program
  2301 Argonne Drive
  Room T-17
  Baltimore, MD 21218
Program Contact: Tony Rice
Phone: 866-881-7488
Tollfree Phone: 866-881-7488
TTY: 800/832-4827
Fax: 410/554-9237
Email: loans@mdtap.org
Web: http://www.mdtap.org
Program Type: Telework
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelemd.rtf

Location: Michigan
Program Title: Michigan Employment Loan Fund
Address: United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan
  4970 Northwind Drive
  Suite 102
  East Lansing, MI 48823
Program Contact: Michele Seybert
Phone: 517/203-1200
Fax: 517/203-1203
Email: seybert@ucpmichigan.org
Web: http://www.ucpmichigan.org/our-programs/the-michi
Program Type: Telework
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelemi.rtf

Location: Minnesota
Program Title: Equip-A-Life
Address: P.O. Box 310
  Maple Plain, MN 55359-0310
Program Contact: Carol Fury
Phone: 763/479-8239
Tollfree Phone: 866/535-8239
TTY: 800/627-3529
Fax: 763/479-8243
Email: info@equipalife.org
Web: http://www.equipalife.org
Program Type: AFP; Telework
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelemn.rtf

Location: Missouri
Program Title: Show Me Loans
Address: Missouri Assistive Technology Council
  1501 NW Jefferson St
  Blue Springs, MO 64015
Program Contact: Eileen Belton
Phone: 816/655-6700
TTY: 816/655-6711
Email: eileen.belton@att.net
Program Type: AFP; Telework
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelemo.rtf

Location: Missouri
Program Title: WorkAbility Loans
Address: Missouri Assistive Technology Council
  1501 NW Jefferson St
  Blue Springs, MO 64015
Program Contact: Eileen Belton
Phone: 816/655-6700
TTY: 816/655-6711
Email: eileen.belton@att.net
Program Type: Telework
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelemo.rtf

Location: Nebraska
Program Title: Nebraska Telework Loan Program
Address: Easter Seals Nebraska
  638 North 109th Plaza
  Omaha, NE 68154
Program Contact: Mike Tufte
Phone: 402/345-2200 X1112
Email: mtufte@ne.easterseals.com
Program Type: Telework
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelene.rtf

Location: New Mexico
Program Title: New Mexico SEEDLoans Program
Address: San Juan Center for Independence
  3535 E. 30th Street
  Suite 101
  Farmington, NM 87402
Program Contact: Larry McCabe
Phone: 505/566-5831
Tollfree Phone: 800/659-4915
TTY: 800/659-4915
Fax: 505/566-5842
Email: lmccabe@sjci.org
Program Type: Telework
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelenm.rtf

Location: Oklahoma
Program Title: Oklahoma Access to Telework Loan Program
Address: Oklahoma ABLE Tech
  1514 West Hall of Fame
  Stillwater, OK 74078-2026
Program Contact: Shelley Gladden
Phone: 405/744-4254
Tollfree Phone: 800/257-1705
TTY: 800/257-1705
Fax: 405/744-2487
Email: shelley.gladden@okstate.edu
Program Type: Telework
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afpteleok.rtf

Location: South Carolina
Program Title: South Carolina Telework Loan Program
Address: Vocational Rehabilitation Department
  1410 Boston Avenue
  P.O. Box 280243
  West Columbia, SC 29171
Program Contact: Leslie Shipp
Phone: 803/896-4553
Fax: 803/896-6937
Email: lshipp@scvrd.state.sc.us
Program Type: Telework
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles

Location: Utah
Program Title: Utah Telework Business Equipment Loan Program
Address: Utah Assistive Technology Foundation (UATF)
  Center for Persons with Disabilities
  6835 Old Main Hill
  Logan, UT 84322
Program Contact: Marilyn Hammond
Phone: 435/797-2025
Tollfree Phone: 800/524-5152
TTY: 435/797-7089
Fax: 435/797-2355
Email: uatf@cpd2.usu.edu
Web: http://www.uatf.org
Program Type: Telework
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afpteleut.rtf

Location: Virginia
Program Title: HomeWorks
Address: Virginia Assistive Technology Loan Fund Authority (ATLFA)
  1602 Rolling Hills Drive
  Suite 107
  Richmond, VA 23229
Program Contact: Sandra Prince
Phone: 804/662-9000
Tollfree Phone: 866/835-5976
Fax: 804/662-9533
Email: sandra.prince@atlfa.org
Web: http://www.atlfa.org
Program Type: Telework
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afpteleva.rtf

Location: Washington
Program Title: Washington Business Equipment Loan Fund
Address: Washington Access Fund
  100 South King
  Suite 280
  Seattle, WA 98104
Program Contact: Kathy Gilman
Phone: 206/328-5116
Tollfree Phone: 800/214-8731
TTY: 800/214-8731
Fax: 206/328-5126
Email: kathy@washingtonaccessfund.org
Program Type: Telework
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelewa.rtf

Location: Wisconsin
Program Title: WITelework
Address: Independence First
  540 South First St.
  Milwaukee, WI 53204-1605
Program Contact: Patti Kraemer
Phone: 414/226-8306
Tollfree Phone: 877/463-3778
Email: pkraemer@ independencefirst.org
Program Type: Telework
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/afptelewi.rtf

Title 1 Programs

Location: California
Program Title: California State Dept of Rehabilitation
Address: AT Unit
  P.O. Box 944222
  Sacramento, CA 95814
Program Contact: Bari Schlesinger
Phone: 916/558-5786
Email: ATinfo@dor.ca.gov
Program Type: Title 1

Location: Connecticut
Program Title: Connecticut Assistive Technology Project
Address: Department of Social Services, BRS
  25 Sigourney Street
  11th Floor
  Hartford, CT 06106
Program Contact: Arlene Lugo
Phone: 860/424-4881
Web: http://www.CTTechAct.com
Program Type: Title 1

Location: Hawaii
Program Title: Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawaii
Address: 414 Kuwili Street
  Suite 104
  Honolulu, HI 96817
Program Contact: Barbara Fischlowitz-Leong
Phone: 808/532-7110
Email: barbara@atrc.org
Web: http://www.atrc.org
Program Type: Title 1

Location: Idaho
Program Title: Idaho Assistive Technology Project
Address: 121 W. Sweet Ave.
  Moscow, ID 83843
Program Contact: Irene Lunsford
Phone: 208/885-6102
Email: irenel@uidaho.edu
Web: http://www.idahoat.org
Program Type: Title 1

Location: Indiana
Program Title: INDATA
Address: Easter Seals Crossroads
  4740 Kingsway Drive
  Indianapolis, IN 46205
Program Contact: Wade Wingler
Phone: 317/466-2013
Tollfree Phone: 888/466-1314
Email: wwingler@eastersealscrossroads.org
Web: http://www.eastersealstech.com
Program Type: Title 1

Location: Montana
Program Title: Montana AT Program (MATP)
Address: Rural Institute on Disabilities
  University of Montana
  700 SW Higgins Avenue, Suite 250
  Missoula, MT 59803
Program Contact: Chris Clasby
Phone: 406/243-2426
Tollfree Phone: 877/243-5511
Email: clasby@ruralinstitute.umt.edu
Web: http://www.montech.ruralinstitute.umt.edu
Program Type: Title 1

Location: Ohio
Program Title: Assistive Technology of Ohio/Dodd Hall
Address: 1314 Kinnear Road, 1704
  Columbus, OH 43212
Program Contact: William Darling
Phone: 614-292-9134
Tollfree Phone: 800-784-3425 (toll free)
TTY: 614-293-4963
Fax: 614-293-9127
Email: atohio@osu.edu
Web: http://www.atohio.org
Program Type: Statewide; Title 1
Program Profile: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/profiles/statewideoh.rtf

Location: Ohio
Program Title: Assistive Technology of Ohio
Address: 1139 Dodd Hall
  480 Medicine Center Drive
  Columbus, OH 43220
Program Contact: Bill Darling
Phone: 614/293-9134
Tollfree Phone: 800/784-3425
Email: darling.12@osu.edu
Web: http://www.atohio.org
Program Type: Title 1

 

Alternative Finance Programs - Browse by Topic

Here is a listing of issues and topics that are helping Alternative Finance Programs improve the quality of the services that they provide to citizens with disabilities in their states.

  • Marketing
  • Meeting
  • Microenterprise
  • Negotiation
  • Other AT Funding Sources
  • Partners (non-lender)
  • PASS Program
  • Planning
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Program Data
  • Program Legislation
  • Program Review
  • Recapitalizing
  • Referrals
  • Report
  • Research
  • Sample Documents
  • State Legislation
  • Sustainability
  • Teleconference
  • Telework
  • Training
  • Underwriting
  • Webinar
  •  

    The RESNA Alternative Financing and Telework Technical Assistance Project (AFTAP), Grant #H224C300002, is an activity funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), U.S. Department of Education (ED). Produced by RESNA/AFTAP, 1700 North Moore Street, Suite 1540, Arlington, VA  22209, 703/524-6686 (V), 703/524-6639 (TTY), 703/524-6630 (Fax), http:www/resnaprojects.org/AFTAP/

    Other Loan Programs
    Can't find a loan program in your state? Some states have financial loan programs that have been established through funding other than Title III.

     Eligibility, Coverage, & Availability by State

    State

    Who Is Eligible

    Consumer Involvement In Program

    Devices Most Frequently Requested

    Devices or Services Not Covered

    Middle and Low Income Served

    Comments & Explanation

    Alabama

    Individuals and Families

    Yes, through Board members

    Modified Vans, P C's, Misc. equipment for the visually challenged

    None

    Yes

    Bank is very involved in the program and may allow a 15:1 leveraging of funds.

    Alaska

    Individuals

    Yes. Individuals with disabilities, involved on consumer advisory panel

    Vehicles, Vehicle Modification, Housing access modifications

    For vehicles, may have to show 90 days work history

    No

    None

    Arkansas

    Individuals and Families and Businesses

    Nine members on board, majority are persons with a disability

    Computers, Home Modifications

    Vehicles and some P C's

    Yes

    68% need AT devices that they don’t have, 69% are unable to pay for the equipment, and 68% paid for AT mainly thru personal funds

    California

    Individuals with a disability, families, employer

    Project Advisory Board

    Modified Vehicles

    No vehicle repairs

    Yes

    Guaranteed Loan, if qualified

    Connecticut

    Individuals

    Yes, initial regulations, loan process revs, and Bank rejection appeals

    Computers, Mobility related, Vans

    No vehicle repairs

    Yes

    Bank fees may be at a break-even point

    Hawaii

    Individuals and Groups

    No

    No Data

    Also includes vehicle & equipment repairs

    Yes

    None

    Idaho

    Individuals and Families anyone with a disability (or acting on behalf)

    IA AT Consumer Board. Program over right, fundraising, guarantee approvals

    Computer, Vehicle Modification, Housing access modifications

    Vehicles

    Yes

    If applicant does not meet initial criteria when applying, automatically forward application for guarantee consideration

    Iowa

    Individuals and Families

    The Iowa Able Foundation Board has 6 members (5 consumers and 1 parent of a child with a disability)

    Home Modifications, Van Lifts, Hearing aids

    Vehicles and Service animals

    Yes

    None

    Illinois

    Individuals

    No

    Vehicles and Lifts, Scooters, Electric Wheelchairs

    None

    Yes

    None

    Kansas

    Individuals

    No

    No Data

    None

    No Data

    None

    Kentucky

    Individuals and Families and Non-Profit Invol. with Disabilities

    Yes. 5 Board members

    No Data

    No Data

    Yes

    No Data

    Maine

    Individuals and Businesses

    Majority of Loan Board members are people with disabilities

    Hearing aids, Adapted vehicles, Scooters

    None

    Yes

    Consumer directed Alpha One co-administers the program, provides information to consumers, distributes and processes loan applications

    Maryland

    Individuals and Families

    No

    Vehicles, Computers, Mobility Aids

    None

    Yes, provided they meet income and credit criteria

    MD TAP persuaded Bank to consider income from Plans for Achieving Self Support (PASS), Blind Work Exp (BWE) and Impair Related Work Expense (IRWE) when determining income eligibility

    Minnesota

    Individuals

    Yes, application review. Consumers on the Board

    No Data

    None

    Yes

    No Data

    Missouri

    Individuals and Families

    No

    Home Modifications, Vans and Lifts, Computers

    None

    Yes

    None

    Montana

    MT residents who meet eligibility requirements

    No

    No Data

    None

    Yes

    None

    Nevada

    Individuals

    Committee reviews all policies and procedure, and makes decisions

    No Data

    None

    Yes

    Loan recipients provide 1 monthly & 6 month follow-up to be integrated into program reports and policy changes annually

    New Hampshire

    Individuals

    Advisory Committee, but not involved in daily activity of the program

    Wheel chairs and adaptions, Computers, Tele-sensory device

    No vehicle purchase or repairs

    Yes

    None

    New Jersey

    No Data

    No Data

    No Data

    No Data

    No Data

    No Data

    New Mexico

    Individuals and Families

    Yes. Consumer is involved in financial loan choices during the in-take process

    Adapted Vans (lifts), Computers, Wheelchairs

    Vehicles

    Yes

    Loan Program advertised through publications for state's disability community, as well as A.T. Life Reporter (NMTAP's quarterly newsletter)

    New York

    No Data

    No Data

    No Data

    No Data

    No Data

    No Data

    North Carolina

    Individuals and Families

    All loans are approved by a Consumer Review Board, with Monthly Meetings

    Adapted Vans, Computers, Hearing Aids

    None

    Yes

    L

    North Dakota

    Individuals and Families

    Yes

    Computers, Hearing Aides, Van

    Vehicles

    Yes

    None

    Ohio

    Any person with a disability in the state of Ohio

    No

    Mobility Devices, Hearing Aids, Computer Hardware and Software

    Vehicles

    Yes

    Loan program is paid back loans to fund new loans

    Oklahoma

    Individuals and Families

    No

    No Data Yet

    None

    Yes

    Check with Stillwater National Bank and BancFirst and ABLE Tech

    Pennsylvania

    Individuals and Families, and Primary Caregivers

    Yes, more than 1/2 of Board are people with disabilities or family member of people with disabilities. Extensive involvement

    Vans, Computers, Stair Glides

    None

    Yes

    The Department of Community and Economic Development administers the loan guarantee and monitors the PA AT Foundation activities.  The Foundation makes recommendations to First Union, and agrees to access the state guarantee should the borrower default

    South Dakota

    South Dakotans with disabilities or their family

    More than 1/2 of Loan Committee are people with disabilities or family members

    Vans with lifts, Computers & Software, Mobility and Sensory Aids

    None

    Yes, there are no income limits

    None

    Utah

    Individuals and Families and others who borrow in behalf of someone with a disability

    Yes

    Computers and Software, Scooters, Vehicles

    None

    Yes

    No

    Vermont

    Individuals and Non-Profits

    4 of 5 Board members are consumers w/disability or family members of a person w/disability

    Power wheelchairs, Computers, Adaptive vehicles

    None

    Yes

    None

    Virginia

    Individuals and Families

    Board has 12 members. Most members either had a disability or a child with a disability

    Vehicles, Home mod's & scooters, Computers with modifications

    None

    Yes

    None

    West Virginia

    No Data

    No Data

    No Data

    No Data

    No Data

    No Data

     

    State Assistive Technology Loan Programs - Models and Entities Involved - Year: 2000

      

     

    STATE 

     

    LOAN MODEL 

     

    PUBLIC/PRIVATE ENTITIES

    PARTNERS 

     

    Amount of Funds from each Funding Source 

     

    LEAD AGENCY/ STATE/PUBLIC ENTITY CONTACT

     

    LENDING ENTITY

    CONTACT

     

    OTHER PARTNERS

     

    Alabama*

     

    (1997)

    Loan Guarantee and Interest Buy Down

    SouthTrust Bank and the Southern Disability Foundation

    $75,000 Tech Act dollars and private donations

    Paula Blevins-Russell

    (205) 992-5966

    pabrusse@southernco.com

    Southern Disability Foundation

    Michelle Jennings

    (205) 254-4469

    Consumer Board of Non-profit organizations

     

    Alaska

    (1995)

    Loan Guarantee and Interest Buy Down

    North Rim Bank, & State Tech Project

    $210,000 Tech Act dollars

    James Beck

    (907)269-3569

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

    Sue Lymon

    (907) 261-3367

    Northrim Bank

    none

     

    Arkansas

     

    (1997)

    Revolving

    Arkansas Rehabilitation Services

     

    $436,139.13 total

    ($40,000 Tech Act funds

    $375.000 state funds)

    Barbara Gullett

    (501) 666-8868

    bgullett@ars.state.ar.us

    Arkansas Rehab Services

    Lewis Walker

    (501) 296-1618

    Arkansas Rehabilitation Services

    Arkansas Equipment Loan Fund Board

     

    California

     

    (1980)

    Loan Guarantee Program

    California State Dept. of Rehabilitation

    Any licensed financial institution

    $300,000

    AT Unit

    (916) 263-8687

    ATinfo@dor.ca.gov

    California State Dept of Rehabilitation

    No data

    N/A

     

    Connecticut

     

    (1994)

    Revolving

    People’s Bank

    CT AT Project,

    Dept of Soc Services, Bureau of Rehab

    $1,400,000 Peoples Bank

    $1,000,000 State Bonding Commission

    $400,000 CT AT Project

    $200,000 Interest

    John Ficarro

    (860) 424-4881

    jficarro@aol.com

    Connecticut Tech Act Project

    Beverly Hoppie

    (203) 338-2490

    beverly.hoppie@peoples.com

    People's Bank

    State of CT Bonding Commission,

    Independent Living Centers

     

    District of Columbia

     

    (2001)

    Loan Guarantee and Interest Buy Down

    City First Bank of DC

    University Legal Services - AT Program

    $100,000 Tech Act dollars

    Toni Tillman

    (202) 547-0198

    atillman@uls-dc.com

    University Legal Services-DC

    Marie Mojica

    202/939-7600

    City First Bank of DC

    Independent Living for the Handicapped

     

    Hawaii

     

    (1994)

    Loan

    Guarantee

    and Interest Buy Down

    American Saving Bank

    Centers for Indep. Living, State Tech Act Project

    $300,000 Tech Act dollar guarantees and private bank monies

    Barbara Fischlowitz-Leong

    (808) 532-7112

    barbara@artx.org

    AT Resource Centers of Hawaii

    Terry Hayes

    (808) 539-7030

    None

     

    Idaho

     

    (1994)

    Loan Guarantee and Interest Buy Down

    Wells Fargo,

    Key Bank - Idaho District

    $300,000 Tech Act dollars

    $1,000,000 Bank

    Ron Seiler

    (208) 885-3623

    seiler861@uidaho.edu

    Idaho AT Project

     

    Idaho Community Foundation

     

    Iowa

     

    (1998)

    Traditional

    Firstar Bank

    Iowa Able Foundation

    unlimited funds form Bank

    Amy Hanna

    (319) 356-1514

    amy-hanna@uiowa.edu

    Iowa Program for Assistive Technology

    Vernette Knapp

    (319) 356-9075

    Firstar Bank

    Iowa Program for Assistive Technology

     

    Illinois*

     

    (1993)

    Interest Buy Down by Treasurer's Office

    State Treasurer's Office, NationalCity Bank

    Credit Unions and S&Ls

    State Treasurer's Office

    Chuck Hagopian

    (312) 814-1793

    Ready Access

    No Data

    Many banks around the state

     

    Kansas

     

    (1999)

    Revolving, Loan Guarantee

    Univ of Kansas

    Kansas AT Cooperative

    MidAmerica Credit Union

    $742,576 Federal funds

    $650,000 Governor's appropriation

    Mary Ellen O'Brien Wright

    (785) 354-8620

    KS AT Coop

    Barbara Headricks

    (312) 722-3921 X 250

    MidAmerica Credit Union

    AT for Kansans

    ILCs

    Kentucky

    (1998)

    Loan Guarantee

    Cabinet for Workforce Development,

    KY AT Loan Corp.

    Firth Third Bank

    $107,043 DD Planning Council

    $200,000 State General Assembly ($100,000/yr)

    $250,000 KY Housing Corp.

    $30,446 KATS Network

    Nancy Hansen

    (877) 675-0195, (859) 246-2540

    nancye.hansen@mail.

    state.ky.us

    Vocational Rehabilitation

    Barry Grey

    Firth Third Bank

    KY Housing Corporation

    Maine

    (1989)

    Revolving

    Alpha One

    Finance Authority of Maine

    $5,000,000 Bond issue

    $1,500,000 State legislature

     

    Brad Strause

    (207) 767-2189

    brad-strause@alpha-one.org

    Alpha One

     

    Shery Thompkins

    (207) 623-3263

    Finance Authority of Maine

    None

    Maryland

    (1999)

    Loan Guarantee

    State Employees Credit Union of MD

    Sun Trust

    Allfirst Bank

    1st Mariner Bank

    $500,000 Federal funds

    $500,000 State of Maryland

    Michael Dalto

    (800) 832-4827

    mpdalto@yahoo.com

    MD Technology Assistance Program

    Scott Hansen (804) 319/4729

    Sun Trust

    Carolyn Zick (410) 487-7229

    State Employee's Credit Union

    Rod Baker (410) 558-4163

    1st Mariner

    MD Tech Act Progran

    Minnesota

    (1999)

    Interest Buy Down, Most lenient underwriting standards

    Firstar Bank

    AT of MN

    $10,000 Dyer Foundation

    $5,000 TCF Bank Foundation

    $5,000 MN STAR Program

    Carol Fury

    (763) 479-8239

    AT of MN

    Tyler Messerole

    (651) 604-1639

    Firstar Bank

    None

    Missouri

    (2000)

    Revolving

    Governor's Council on Disability

    MO AT Council

    Office of State Treasurer

    $550,000 Federal funds

    $550,000 State funds

    Marty Exline

    (816) 350-5281

    MO AT Project

    N/A

    MO Family Trust

    State CILs

    DD Regional Councils

    Montana

    (1998)

    Loan Guarantee

    MonTECH

    First Security Bank of Missoula

    $220,000 MonTECH

    $100,000 First Security Bank

    Julie Tompkins

    (800) 732-0323

    julietom@selway.umt.edu

    MonTECH

    Sue Olinger

    Consumer Loans

    (406) 728-6736

    First Security Bank of Missoula

    None

    Nevada

    (1991)

    Loan Guarantee

    Nevada Community Enrichment Program

    Nevada State Bank

    $600,000 Non-profit

    $600,000 Bank

    Reggie Bennett

    (702) 259-0789

    navigate@vegasnet.net

    NV Voc Rehab

    Nevada State Bank

    State Office Community Based Services

    Tech Act Project

    New Hampshire

    (1992)

    Loan Guarantee

    Bank of New Hampshire

    NH AT Partnership

    $59,882 NH AT PP

    $100,000 NH Charitable Foundation

    Sonke Dornblut

    (603) 244-0630

    sonke.dornblut@unh.edu

    Carol Ritchie

    (603) 647-2111

    Bank of New Hampshire

    ATECH Services

    SERESC

    New Jersey

    (1997)

    Traditional

    Fleet Bank

    Bank funds

    New Jersey Assistive Technology Resource Program

    Fleet Bank

    (973) 642-0598

    None

    New Mexico*

    (1998)

    Loan Guarantee

    First Security Bank of New Mexico

    State Tech Act Project

    $100,000 Tech Act dollars

    Carol Cadena

    (800) 866-2253

    C.Cadena@state.nm.us

    NM Technology Assistance Program

    Carlos Browm

    (208) 393-4424

    cbrown@fscnet.com

    First Security Bank

    None

    New York*

    (1986)

    Revolving

    NY Office of Children and Family Services, State Comptroller

    $52,500 annual state appropriation

    Benedicta Iyok

    (518) 474 1934

    NYS Office of Children and Family Services

    NY Office of Children and Family Services,

    State Comptroller

    Equipment Loan Fund Review Board

    North Carolina

    (1992)

    Loan Guarantee

    Bank of America

    Programs for Accessible Living

    $16,000 Bank Sweep Account

    $200,000 Kate B Reynolds

    $25,500 Bank of America

    $200,000 NIDRR

    Harry Lambert

    (704) 537-0550

    (800) 755-5749

    hlfiance@mindspring.com

    Programs for Accessible Living

    Becky Hahn

    (704) 386-6608

    becky.hahn@bankofamerica.com

    Bank of America

    None

    North Dakota*

    (1998)

    Loan Guarantee

    First Natioanl Bank

    $64,000 Tech Act dollars

    ND Association for the Disabled
    Faye Gibbens (701) 775-5577

    Kim Woods

    (701) 795-3236

    ND Interagency Program for AT

    Ohio

    (1996)

    Traditional

    Firth Third Bank

    AT of Ohio

    $123,777 AT of Ohio

    $123,777 Firth Third Bank

    Bill Darling

    (614) 292-3158

    darling.12@osu.edu

    AT of Ohio

    Kelli Gargasz

    (614) 233-4507

    None

    Oklahoma

    (1996)

    Interest Buy Down

    Oklahoma ABLE Tech

    BancFirst

    $50,000 Oklahoma ABLE Tech

    Milissa Gofourth

    (800) 257-1705

    gmiliss@okway.okstate.edu

    Oklahoma ABLE Tech

    Peggy Jenkins

    (405) 742-6205

    None

    Pennsylvania

    (1998)

    Loan Guarantee,

    Traditional

    PA AT Foundation

    First Union National Bank

    $600,000 Commonwealth of PA

    $20,565 Small foundation grant and private donations

    Judy McGlew

    (888) 744-1938

    PA AT Foundation

    Chris Borowiec

    (203) 630-6819

    chris.borowiec@firstunion.com

    First Union National Bank

    Commonwealth of PA, Dept of Comm and Econ Dev.

    PA Tech Act Project

    Temple Univ

    South Dakota

    (1995)

    Loan Guarantee,

    Extended loan period

    Wells Fargo Bank

    SD Div of Rehab Services/ Dakotalink

    $65,651 DakotaLink

    Jim Johnson

    (605) 394-1876

    jjohnson@tie.net

    DakotaLink, SD ATP

     

    Randy Silver

    (605) 394-3800

    Wells Fargo Bank

    ILCs, Native American Advocacy Project, Numerous disability organizations

    Utah

    (1993)

    Interest Buy Down,

    Partial Grants

    First Security Bank of Utah

    Utah AT Foundation

    $391,000 UT State Univ

    $36,332 Private Foundation

    $2,500 UT AT Program

    Daryl McCarty

    (801) 273-7239

    Utah AT Foundation

    Mitch Taylor

    First Security Bank of Utah

    None

    Vermont*

    (1991)

    Revolving

    Vermont Development Credit Union,

    State Tech Act Project

    $500,000 State appropriation

    Vermont AT Project

    Bob Mordan

    (802) 865-3404

    VT Development Credit Union

    None

    Virginia

    (1997)

    Loan Guarantee,

    Low Interest Loan,

    Revolving

    SunTrust Bank

    AT Loan Fund Authority

     

    $920,000 Federal funds

    $1,400,000 State of Virginia

    Michael Scione

    (804) 662-9993

    ScioneMW@DRS.state.va.us

    AT Loan Fund Authority

    Scott Hansen

    (804) 319-4729

    Sun Trust Bank

    VA Dept of Rehab Services

    VA Tech Act Project

    West Virginia

    (1998)

    Revolving

    State Treasurer's Office

    Revolving Loan Fund Board

    $100,000 State of WV Treasurer's Office

    Bev Binford

    (304) 766-4702

    bevb@mail.drs.state.wv.us

    WV Dept of Rehab Services

    None

    WV Div of Rehab Services

     

    * Data based on 1999 survey

    ** New program, no full year of data

      Loading...