The Administration for Community Living State Assistive Technology Programs 2016 Return on Investment Report

From assistive technology borrowing programs to demonstration and financing programs, 72,808 individuals participated in 47,923 device demonstrations conducted by State AT Programs in FFY16.   All 50 states, 4 US territories, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico receive formula grant funding under the Assistive Technology (AT) Act of 2004. These 56 grantees are required to carry out a continuum of specified state level and state leadership activities that promote the ability of people with disabilities to know about, have access to, and ultimately be better able to obtain assistive technology (AT). These activities also deliver a large return on investment for the small federal appropriation for this program.