Assistive Technology Funding Programs

The Assistive Technology Fund (for Residents of the United States)

The Association of Blind Citizens operates the Assistive Technology Fund. The Assistive Technology Fund (ATF) will provide funds to cover 50% of the retail price of adaptive devices or software. The ABC board of directors believes that this program will allow blind and visually impaired individuals access to technology products that will have a significant impact on improving employment opportunities, increase the level of independence and enhance their overall quality of life.

The products covered by this program must retail for a minimum of $200 with a maximum retail price of $6,000. Persons eligible to apply for assistance must have a family income of less than $50,000 and cash assets of less than $20,000. Applications will be reviewed by the Assistive Technology Committee (ATC) and recommendations will be submitted for board approval. If applicants are selected to receive a technology grant, applicants will be asked to provide documents such as tax returns, bank statements and any other documents that the ABC board or it’s designee would deem necessary to assess financial need for the grant.

Applicants must be legally blind and a resident of the United States to qualify for this program. Applications must be submitted by June 30th and December 31st for each grant period (two per year). Applicants will be notified if their request for a grant is approved. Applicants may submit one request per calendar year. All applications must be submitted via e-mail. You will be notified by ABC within 45 days after the application deadline. The grantee will have 30 days after notification to purchase the product. If the purchase cannot be made within 30 days ABC reserves the right to withdraw the award and assign it to another applicant. All decisions are final.
You may fill out the request form below by pasting it in to your word processor and emailing it to:
Association of Blind Citizens Assistive Technology request form

National Assistive Technology Technical Assistance Partnership (NATTAP)

The 56 state and territory programs are funded under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended. State Assistive Technology Act programs work to improve the provision of assistive technology to individuals with disabilities of all ages through comprehensive statewide programs of technology-related assistance. Additionally, the programs support activities designed to maximize the ability of individuals with disabilities and their family members, guardians, and advocates to access and obtain assistive technology devices and services.

National: International Association of Lions Clubs

Many Lions Clubs provide vocational assistance to persons who are legally blind. The international office refers requests for equipment or other assistance to the appropriate district offices.

300 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523-8842
(800) 747-4448

RESNA - Funding Resources

Funding for Assistive Technology

Disability.Gov - Funding Resources
This webpage has many excellent resources not only for AT funding but also Laws and Regulations, Computer Resources, etc.... Actually I liked it so much I added a widget :)
Funding Resources for Assistive Technology

Blind VI Local Agencies BVS, SABVI

Assistive Technology State Funding Programs

Assistive Technology Federal Funding Programs

Local Agencies Funding Assistive Technology

Private Grants Assistive Technology Funding Programs

Local Vendors for Assistive Technology Local Venders for Assistive Technology Serving Lancaster, Lebanon, and Berks Counties