Assistive Technology

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Archived Information

Per the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the Assistive Technology unit (AT) of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) has been transferred to the Administration for Community Living (ACL) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For current information on the AT programs, please visit

Program Office: Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

CFDA Number: 84.224A; 84.224B
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants (84.224B), Formula Grants (84.224A)
Also Known As: AT State Grants; National Activities; Alternative Financing Program (AFP); Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology


The State Grant for Assistive Technology Program (# 84.224A) supports state efforts to improve the provision of assistive technology to individuals with disabilities of all ages through comprehensive, statewide programs that are consumer responsive. The Assistive Technology State Grant Program makes assistive technology devices and services more available and accessible to individuals with disabilities and their families. The program provides one grant to each of the states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the outlying areas (American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).

The National Activities program (# 84.224B) provides information and technical assistance through grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements, on a competitive basis, to individuals, service providers, states, protection and advocacy entities, and others to support and improve the implementation of the AT Act.

Last Modified: 07/10/2015