U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

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ATA: Assistive Technology Alternative Financing - 2005

Program Goal: To increase availability of, funding for, access to, and provision of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services.
Objective 8.1 of 1: Facilitate the change of laws and policies to obtain increased availability or provision of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services
Indicator 8.1.1 of 1: Outcome-oriented measure of loans: The number of loans to individuals with disabilities per $1 million in federal investment and state matching funds.
Targets and Performance Data Assessment of Progress Sources and Data Quality
Number of loans to individuals with disabilities per $1 million federal investment and state matching funds
Year Actual Performance Performance Targets
 
Fed dollars in Millions State dollars in Millions # of loans # of loans per 1million dollars invested
# of loans per 1million dollars invested
2000
3.80 3.80 247 33
       
2001
13.60 4.60 594 33
       
2003
35.80 13 753 15
       
2004
       
      33
2005
       
      33


Explanation: Comparing the data across years is difficult because this is a fairly new program and the number of years of participation differs among grantees. Further analysis of trends and performance outcomes is needed. The AFP program allows for other, non-loan financing mechanisms. NIDRR will further evaluate the AFP to identify factors that have a potentially adverse effect on the program activities and program performance outcomes. NIDRR will use the results of this evaluation to develop strategies to improve outcomes.
NIDRR = National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research  
Additional Source Information: Annual Web-based reporting system.

Frequency: Annually.
Collection Period: 2003 - 2004
Data Available: March 2005

 

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