Assistive Technology State Grant Program

California State Plan for FY 2009-2011

Table of Contents

 

Page 1

A

Identification and Description of Lead Agency and Implementing Entity; Change in Lead Agency or Implementing Entity

 

 

Page 2

B

Advisory Council, Budget Allocations, and Identification of Activities Conducted

 

 

 

C

State Financing Activities

Page 3

Financial loan program

 

 

Access to telework loan fund

N/A

 

Cooperative buying program

N/A

 

Financing for home modifications program

N/A

 

Telecommunications distribution program

N/A

 

Last resort program

N/A

 

Other program

N/A

 

 

D

Device Reutilization Activities

Page 4

Device exchange

 

 

Device reassignment

N/A

 

Page 5

E

Device Loan Activity

 

 

 

F

Device Demonstration Activity

N/A

 

 

G

State Leadership Activities

Page 6

Training Activities

 

Page 7

Technical Assistance Activities

 

Page 8

Public Awareness Activities

 

Page 9

Information and Assistance Activities

 

 

Page 10

H

Assurances and Signatures

 


 

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Assistive Technology State Grant Program

California State Plan for FY 2009-2011

Section A. Identification and Description of Lead Agency and Implementing Entity; Change in Lead Agency or Implementing Entity

 

1

Name Given to Statewide AT Program.

California Assistive Technology Systems (CATS)

 

2

Website dedicated to Statewide AT Program

http://www.atnet.org

 

3

Name and Address of Lead Agency

 

California Department of Rehabilitation
721 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814

 

4

Name, Title, and Contact Information for Lead Agency Certifying Representative.

 

Anthony "Tony" Sauer
Director
tsauer@dor.ca.gov
(916) 558-5800

 

5

Information about Program Director at Lead Agency.

 

Timothy Beatty
Staff Services Manager II, Independent Living and Assistive Technology Section
tbeatty@dor.ca.gov
(916) 558-5759

 

6

Information about Program Contact(s) at Lead Agency.

 

Bari Schlesinger
Associate Governmental Program Analyst
bschlesi@dor.ca.gov
(916) 558-5786

 

7

Telephone at Lead Agency for Public.

916-558-5786

 

8

E-mail at Lead Agency for Public.

atinfo@dor.ca.gov

 

9

Select the most appropriate descriptor of the agency/division/bureau directly responsible for the Statewide AT Program within the Lead Agency.

 

General or Combined Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

 

10

If Other was selected for question 9, identify and describe the agency.

 

 

 

11

Does your Lead Agency contract with an Implementing Entity to carry out the Statewide AT Program on its behalf?

 

No

 

 

If you answered no to question 11, you may skip ahead to the next page. Otherwise, you must answer the following questions.

 

12

Name and Address of Implementing Entity.

 

 

 

13

Information about Program Director at the Implementing Entity.

 

 

 

14

Information about Program Contact(s) at Implementing Entity.

 

 

 

15

Telephone at Implementing Entity for Public.

 

 

16

E-mail at Implementing Entity for Public.

 

 

17

Select the most appropriate descriptor of the type of organization that is the Implementing Entity.

 

 

 

18

If Other was selected, identify and describe the entity.

 

 

 

19

Describe the mechanisms established to ensure coordination of activities and collaboration between the Implementing Entity and the state.

 

 

 

20

Is the Lead Agency named in this State Plan a new or different Lead Agency from the one designated by the Governor in your previous State Plan?

 

 

 

 

If you answered no to question 20, you may skip ahead to the next page. Otherwise, you must answer the following questions.

 

21

Explain why the Lead Agency previously designated by your state should not serve as the Lead Agency.

 

 

 

22

Explain why the Lead Agency newly designated by your state should not serve as the Lead Agency.

 

 

 

23

Is the Implementing Entity named in this State Plan a new or different Implementing Entity from the one designated by the Governor in your previous State Plan?

 

 

 

 

If you answered no or not applicable to question 23, you may skip ahead to the next page. Otherwise, you must answer the following questions.

 

24

Explain why the Implementing Entity previously designated by your state should not serve as the Implementing Entity.

 

 

 

25

Explain why the Implementing Entity newly designated by your state should serve as the Implementing Entity

 

 

 


 

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Assistive Technology State Grant Program

California State Plan for FY 2009-2011

Section B: Advisory Council, Budget Allocations, and Identification of Activities Conducted

NOTE: You MUST answer questions 11&12 in order to set up the rest of your form.

 

1

In accordance with section 4(c)(2) of the AT Act of 1998, as amended our state has a consumer-majority advisory council that provides consumer-responsive, consumer-driven advice to the state for planning of, implementation of, and evaluation of the activities carried out through the grant, including setting measurable goals. This advisory council is geographically representative of the State and reflects the diversity of the State with respect to race, ethnicity, types of disabilities across the age span, and users of types of services that an individual with a disability may receive.

Yes

 

2

The advisory council includes a representative of the designated State agency, as defined in section 7 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 705)

Yes

 

3

The advisory council includes a representative of the State agency for individuals who are blind (within the meaning of section 101 of that Act (29 U.S.C. 721));

No

 

4

The advisory council includes a representative of a State center for independent living described in part C of title VII of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 796f et seq.);

Yes

 

5

The advisory council includes a representative of the State workforce investment board established under section 111 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. 2821);

Yes

 

6

The advisory council includes a representative of the State educational agency, as defined in section 9101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965

Yes

 

7

The advisory council includes other representatives (list below)

 

AT users, College High-Tech Centers, Council on Developmental Disabilities, Office of Emergency Services, University Assistive Technology Centers.

 

8

The advisory council includes the following number of individuals with disabilities that use assistive technology or their family members or guardians:

11

 

9

If the Statewide AT Program does not have the composition and representation required under section 4(c)(2)(B), explain below.

 

We are currently in the process of recruiting an individual from Blind Field Services.

 

10

Proposed Budget Allocations

 

State-level Activities

Proposed Budget Allocation for Entire Annual Award

 

State Financing Activities

$30,001-$40,000

 

Device Reutilization Activities

more than $100,000

 

Device Loan Activity

more than $100,000

 

Device Demonstration Activity

Not performed due to flexibility

 

State Leadership Activities

more than $100,000

 

11

State Financing Activities Performed

 

State Financing Activities

Activities Performed
(select all that apply)

 

Financial loan program

Checked

 

Access to telework loan fund

 

 

Cooperative buying program

 

 

Financing for home modifications program

 

 

Telecommunications distribution program

 

 

Last resort program

 

 

Other program

 

 

 

Other Activities Performed

 

Device Reutilization, Device Loan, and Device Demonstration Activities

Number of Activities Performed

 

How many device exchange programs do you support?

1

 

How many device reassignment programs do you support?

0

 

How many device loan programs do you support?

1

 

How many device demonstration programs do you support?

0

 

12

What is the baseline year for the measurable goals for this state plan?

2007

 


 

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Assistive Technology State Grant Program

California State Plan for FY 2009-2011
C State Financing Activities

Financial loan program

 

1

Enter the year when the program began conducting this activity.

1983

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Who conducts this activity? Check all that apply.

 

The Statewide AT Program

Yes

 

Other entities (e.g. contractors)

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

The Statewide AT Program provides and/or receives the following support (choose all that apply).

 

Provides financial support to other entities via an agreement with the Statewide AT Program.

Yes

 

Provides in-kind support to other entities via an agreement with the Statewide AT Program.

No

 

Receives financial support from the state.

No

 

Receives in-kind support from the state.

No

 

Receives financial support from private entities.

No

 

Receives in-kind support from private entities.

No

 

Coordinates and collaborates with other entities for the purpose of establishing a new program or service.

No

 

Coordinates and collaborates with other entities for the purpose of expanding an existing program or service.

Yes

 

Coordinates and collaborates with other entities for the purpose of reducing duplication of programs or services.

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

If you conduct this activity by providing financial or in-kind support to other entities, identify the kinds of entities you support in column a of the following table.

 

If you receive financial or in-kind support from the state to conduct this activity, identify the state entities that provide this support in column b of the following table.

 

If you receive financial or in-kind support from private entities, identify the private entities that provide this support in column c of the following table.

 

If you coordinate and collaborate with other entities in conducting this activity, identify those entities in column d of the following table.

 

Organization or Activity

a. You provide support

b. Receive support from the state

c. Receive support from these private entities

d. Collaborate with

 

AgrAbility Program

No

No

No

No

 

Alliance for Technology Access Center

No

No

No

No

 

Bank or other financial institution

No

No

No

Yes

 

Community Living agency

No

No

No

No

 

Easter Seals

No

No

No

No

 

Education-related agency

No

No

No

No

 

Employment-related agency

No

No

No

No

 

Health, allied health, and rehabilitation-related agency

No

No

No

No

 

Independent Living Center

No

No

No

No

 

Institution of Higher Education

Yes

No

No

No

 

Non-categorical disability organization

No

No

No

No

 

Organization that primarily serves individuals who are blind or visually impaired

No

No

No

No

 

Organization that primarily serves individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing

No

No

No

No

 

Organization that primarily serves individuals with developmental disabilities

No

No

No

No

 

Organization that primarily serves individuals with physical disabilities

No

No

No

No

 

Organization focused specifically on providing AT

No

No

No

No

 

Protection and Advocacy Organization

No

No

No

No

 

Technology agency

No

No

No

No

 

UCP

No

No

No

No

 

Other

No

No

No

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Select the option that best describes from where this activity is conducted.

 

One central location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

If you indicated the use of regional sites, from how many regional sites is the activity conducted?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

This activity is available (choose all that apply)

 

By website

No

 

By phone

Yes

 

By e-mail

Yes

 

By mail

Yes

 

In person

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Enter the total endowment of the activity.

$1430260

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Select the option that best describes the primary source of capital used to begin the activity.

 

A state source

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Select the option that best describes the primary source of support for ongoing operation of the activity.

 

A state source

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Even if they are not the primary source of support, do you support this program using section 4 funds?

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

This activity offers the following types of assistance (select all that apply).

 

Revolving loans

No

 

Loan guarantees

Yes

 

Low interest loans

No

 

Interest buy-downs

Yes

 

Preferred interest loans

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

The lowest loan amount provided as established by the policies of the activity (leave blank if N/A)

$1000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

The highest loan amount provided as established by the policies of the activity (leave blank if N/A)

$50000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

Provide any additional information about this activity you wish to share.

 

The State Level activities are currently contracted out to a higher education entity. A Request for Application will be advertised and it is possible a new contractor will be awarded the grant.

 

 


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Assistive Technology State Grant Program

California State Plan for FY 2009-2011
D Device Reutilization Activities

Device Exchange (1 of 1)

 

1

Select the option that best describes the type of exchange.

 

General device exchange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

If you indicated this is a general exchange, describe it. If this is exchange is part of a collaborative among states, identify the states and how the collaborative works as part of your description.

 

It is a web-based site where individuals and programs can place an ad to sell a device. The buyer can search the site for devices and contact the seller directly. The transaction is between the seller and buyer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

If you indicated that your device exchange serves a particular entity or agency, identify the entity or agency and describe the purpose of the exchange:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Enter the year when the program began conducting this activity.

2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Who conducts this activity? Check all that apply.

 

The Statewide AT Program

No

 

Other entities (e.g. contractors)

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

The Statewide AT Program provides and/or receives the following support (choose all that apply).

 

Provides financial support to other entities via an agreement with the Statewide AT Program.

Yes

 

Provides in-kind support to other entities via an agreement with the Statewide AT Program.

No

 

Receives financial support from the state.

No

 

Receives in-kind support from the state.

No

 

Receives financial support from private entities.

No

 

Receives in-kind support from private entities.

No

 

Coordinates and collaborates with other entities for the purpose of establishing a new program or service.

No

 

Coordinates and collaborates with other entities for the purpose of expanding an existing program or service.

No

 

Coordinates and collaborates with other entities for the purpose of reducing duplication of programs or services.

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

If you conduct this activity by providing financial or in-kind support to other entities, identify the kinds of entities you support in column a of the following table.

 

If you receive financial or in-kind support from the state to conduct this activity, identify the state entities that provide this support in column b of the following table.

 

If you receive financial or in-kind support from private entities, identify the private entities that provide this support in column c of the following table.

 

If you coordinate and collaborate with other entities in conducting this activity, identify those entities in column d of the following table.

 

Organization or Activity

a. You provide support

b. Receive support from the state

c. Receive support from these private entities

d. Collaborate with

 

AgrAbility Program

No

No

No

No

 

Alliance for Technology Access Center

No

No

No

No

 

Bank or other financial institution

No

No

No

No

 

Community Living agency

No

No

No

No

 

Easter Seals

No

No

No

No

 

Education-related agency

No

No

No

No

 

Employment-related agency

No

No

No

No

 

Health, allied health, and rehabilitation-related agency

No

No

No

No

 

Independent Living Center

No

No

No

No

 

Institution of Higher Education

Yes

No

No

No

 

Non-categorical disability organization

No

No

No

No

 

Organization that primarily serves individuals who are blind or visually impaired

No

No

No

No

 

Organization that primarily serves individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing

No

No

No

No

 

Organization that primarily serves individuals with developmental disabilities

No

No

No

No

 

Organization that primarily serves individuals with physical disabilities

No

No

No

No

 

Organization focused specifically on providing AT

No

No

No

No

 

Protection and Advocacy Organization

No

No

No

No

 

Technology agency

No

No

No

No

 

UCP

No

No

No

No

 

Other

No

No

No

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Select the option that best describes from where this activity is conducted.

 

One central location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

If you indicated the use of regional sites, from how many regional sites is the activity conducted?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

This activity is available (choose all that apply)

 

By website

Yes

 

By phone

Yes

 

By e-mail

No

 

By mail

No

 

In person

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

The online page for this activity can be found at

 

http://cate.ca.gov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Select the option that best describes what happens when a device is exchanged.

 

the transaction is direct consumer-to-consumer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

Select the option that best describes the policy of the program for charging individuals with disabilities for a device.

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

Provide any additional information about this activity you wish to share.

 

The cost for the device is up to the seller of the device.

The State Level activities are currently contracted out to a higher education entity. A Request for Application will be advertised and it is possible a new contractor will be awarded the grant beginning 7/1/09.

 

 


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Assistive Technology State Grant Program

California State Plan for FY 2009-2011
E Device Loan Activity (1 of 1)

 

1

Select the option that best describes the type of program.

 

General program

   

2

If you indicated that you have a device loan program for targeted consumers or devices, describe the specific types of consumers or devices for whom this demonstration program is intended and why.

   

3

If you indicated that you have a device loan program for targeted agencies or entities, identify the entity or agency and describe the purpose of the program.

   

4

If you selected other, describe

 

 

5

Enter the year when the program began conducting this activity.

2007

     

6

Who conducts this activity? Check all that apply.

 

The Statewide AT Program

No

 

Other entities (e.g. contractors)

Yes

     

7

The Statewide AT Program provides and/or receives the following support (choose all that apply).

 

Provides financial support to other entities via an agreement with the Statewide AT Program.

Yes

 

Provides in-kind support to other entities via an agreement with the Statewide AT Program.

No

 

Receives financial support from the state.

No

 

Receives in-kind support from the state.

No

 

Receives financial support from private entities.

No

 

Receives in-kind support from private entities.

No

 

Coordinates and collaborates with other entities for the purpose of establishing a new program or service.

No

 

Coordinates and collaborates with other entities for the purpose of expanding an existing program or service.

No

 

Coordinates and collaborates with other entities for the purpose of reducing duplication of programs or services.

No

     

8

If you conduct this activity by providing financial or in-kind support to other entities, identify the kinds of entities you support in column a of the following table.

 

If you receive financial or in-kind support from the state to conduct this activity, identify the state entities that provide this support in column b of the following table.

 

If you receive financial or in-kind support from private entities, identify the private entities that provide this support in column c of the following table.

 

If you coordinate and collaborate with other entities in conducting this activity, identify those entities in column d of the following table.

 

Organization or Activity

a. You provide support

b. Receive support from the state

c. Receive support from these private entities

d. Collaborate with

 

AgrAbility Program

No

No

No

No

 

Alliance for Technology Access Center

No

No

No

No

 

Bank or other financial institution

No

No

No

No

 

Community Living agency

No

No

No

No

 

Easter Seals

No

No

Yes

No

 

Education-related agency

No

No

No

No

 

Employment-related agency

No

No

No

No

 

Health, allied health, and rehabilitation-related agency

No

No

No

No

 

Independent Living Center

No

No

Yes

No

 

Institution of Higher Education

Yes

No

No

No

 

Non-categorical disability organization

No

No

Yes

No

 

Organization that primarily serves individuals who are blind or visually impaired

No

No

No

No

 

Organization that primarily serves individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing

No

No

No

No

 

Organization that primarily serves individuals with developmental disabilities

No

No

Yes

No

 

Organization that primarily serves individuals with physical disabilities

No

No

No

No

 

Organization focused specifically on providing AT

No

No

No

No

 

Protection and Advocacy Organization

No

No

No

No

 

Technology agency

No

No

No

No

 

UCP

No

No

Yes

No

 

Other

No

No

No

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Select the option that best describes from where this activity is conducted.

 

Regional sites

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

If you indicated the use of regional sites, from how many regional sites is the activity conducted?

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

This activity is available (choose all that apply)

 

By website

Yes

 

By phone

Yes

 

By e-mail

Yes

 

By mail

Yes

 

In person

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Select the option that best describes the policy of the program for charging individuals with disabilities for a loan.

 

Nothing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

Select the option that best describes the policy of the program for charging professionals for a loan.

 

Nothing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

Describe any supports provided to the consumer to ensure a successful loan.

 

The regional sites provide some training on the equipment when possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

Devices in the load pool also are made available for the following (choose all that apply).

 

Device demonstrations

No

 

Evaluations and assessments

No

 

Training

Yes

 

Public awareness

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

How do you get the device to the consumer?

 

The device is shipped via mail or other commercial delivery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

Provide any additional information about this activity you wish to share.

 

Individuals can also pick up the device if they live close to the regional site.

The State Level activities are currently contracted out to a higher education entity. A Request for Application will be advertised and it is possible a new contractor will be awarded the grant beginning 7/1/09.

 

 

 

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Assistive Technology State Grant Program

California State Plan for FY 2009-2011
G1 State Leadership Activities

Training Activities

 

1

Who conducts this activity? Check all that apply.

 

The Statewide AT Program

No

 

Other entities (e.g. contractors)

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

The Statewide AT Program provides and/or receives the following support (choose all that apply).

 

Provides financial support to other entities via an agreement with the Statewide AT Program.

Yes

 

Provides in-kind support to other entities via an agreement with the Statewide AT Program.

No

 

Receives financial support from the state.

No

 

Receives in-kind support from the state.

No

 

Receives financial support from private entities.

No

 

Receives in-kind support from private entities.

No

 

Coordinates and collaborates with other entities for the purpose of establishing a new program or service.

No

 

Coordinates and collaborates with other entities for the purpose of expanding an existing program or service.

No

 

Coordinates and collaborates with other entities for the purpose of reducing duplication of programs or services.

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

If you conduct this activity by providing financial or in-kind support to other entities, identify the kinds of entities you support in column a of the following table.

 

If you receive financial or in-kind support from the state to conduct this activity, identify the state entities that provide this support in column b of the following table.

 

If you receive financial or in-kind support from private entities, identify the private entities that provide this support in column c of the following table.

 

If you coordinate and collaborate with other entities in conducting this activity, identify those entities in column d of the following table.

 

Organization or Activity

a. You provide support

b. Receive support from the state

c. Receive support from these private entities

d. Collaborate with

 

AgrAbility Program

No

No

No

No

 

Alliance for Technology Access Center

Yes

No

No

No

 

Bank or other financial institution

No

No

No

No

 

Community Living agency

No

No

No

No

 

Easter Seals

No

No

No

No

 

Education-related agency

No

No

No

No

 

Employment-related agency

No

No

No

No

 

Health, allied health, and rehabilitation-related agency

No

No

No

No

 

Independent Living Center

No

No

No

No

 

Institution of Higher Education

No

No

No

No

 

Non-categorical disability organization

No

No

No

No

 

Organization that primarily serves individuals who are blind or visually impaired

No

No

No

No

 

Organization that primarily serves individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing

No

No

No

No

 

Organization that primarily serves individuals with developmental disabilities

No

No

No

No

 

Organization that primarily serves individuals with physical disabilities

No

No

No

No

 

Organization focused specifically on providing AT

No

No

No

No

 

Protection and Advocacy Organization

No

No

No

No

 

Technology agency

No

No

No

No

 

UCP

No

No

No

No

 

Other

No

No

No

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Select the option that best describes from where this activity is conducted.

 

One central location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

If you indicated the use of regional sites, from how many regional sites is the activity conducted?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

This activity is available (choose all that apply)

 

By website

Yes

 

By phone

Yes

 

By e-mail

Yes

 

By mail

No

 

In person

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Select the option that best describes how training is primarily provided.

 

At fixed sites supported by the Statewide AT Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Select the option that best describes the policy of the program for charging individuals with disabilities for training.

 

Nothing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Select the option that best describes the policy of the program for charging professionals for training.

 

Nothing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Provide any additional information about this activity you wish to share.

 

The State Leadership activities are currently granted out to Alliance for Technology Access (ATA). A Request for Application will be advertised and it is possible a new contractor will be awarded the grant beginning 7/1/09.

 


 

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Assistive Technology State Grant Program

California State Plan for FY 2009-2011
G2 State Leadership Activities

Technical Assistance Activities

 

1

Who conducts this activity? Check all that apply.

 

The Statewide AT Program

No

 

Other entities (e.g. contractors)

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

The Statewide AT Program provides and/or receives the following support (choose all that apply).

 

Provides financial support to other entities via an agreement with the Statewide AT Program.

Yes

 

Provides in-kind support to other entities via an agreement with the Statewide AT Program.

No

 

Receives financial support from the state.

No

 

Receives in-kind support from the state.

No

 

Receives financial support from private entities.

No

 

Receives in-kind support from private entities.

No

 

Coordinates and collaborates with other entities for the purpose of establishing a new program or service.

No

 

Coordinates and collaborates with other entities for the purpose of expanding an existing program or service.

No

 

Coordinates and collaborates with other entities for the purpose of reducing duplication of programs or services.

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

If you conduct this activity by providing financial or in-kind support to other entities, identify the kinds of entities you support in column a of the following table.

 

If you receive financial or in-kind support from the state to conduct this activity, identify the state entities that provide this support in column b of the following table.

 

If you receive financial or in-kind support from private entities, identify the private entities that provide this support in column c of the following table.

 

If you coordinate and collaborate with other entities in conducting this activity, identify those entities in column d of the following table.

 

Organization or Activity

a. You provide support

b. Receive support from the state

c. Receive support from these private entities

d. Collaborate with

 

AgrAbility Program

No

No

No

No

 

Alliance for Technology Access Center

Yes

No

No

No

 

Bank or other financial institution

No

No

No

No

 

Community Living agency

No

No

No

No

 

Easter Seals

No

No

No

No

 

Education-related agency

No

No

No

No

 

Employment-related agency

No

No

No

No

 

Health, allied health, and rehabilitation-related agency

No

No

No

No

 

Independent Living Center

No

No

No

No

 

Institution of Higher Education

No

No

No

No

 

Non-categorical disability organization

No

No

No

No

 

Organization that primarily serves individuals who are blind or visually impaired

No

No

No

No

 

Organization that primarily serves individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing

No

No

No

No

 

Organization that primarily serves individuals with developmental disabilities

No

No

No

No

 

Organization that primarily serves individuals with physical disabilities

No

No

No

No

 

Organization focused specifically on providing AT

No

No

No

No

 

Protection and Advocacy Organization

No

No

No

No

 

Technology agency

No

No

No

No

 

UCP

No

No

No

No

 

Other

No

No

No

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Select the option that best describes from where this activity is conducted.

 

One central location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

If you indicated the use of regional sites, from how many regional sites is the activity conducted?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

This activity is available (choose all that apply)

 

By website

Yes

 

By phone

Yes

 

By e-mail

Yes

 

By mail

Yes

 

In person

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Select the option that best describes the policy of the program for charging for technical assistance.

 

Nothing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Provide any additional information about this activity you wish to share.

 

The State Leadership activities are currently granted out to Alliance for Technology Access (ATA). A Request for Application will be advertised and it is possible a new contractor will be awarded the grant beginning 7/1/09.

 


 

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Assistive Technology State Grant Program

California State Plan for FY 2009-2011
G3 State Leadership Activities

Public Awareness Activities

 

1

Who conducts this activity? Check all that apply.

 

The Statewide AT Program

No

 

Other entities (e.g. contractors)

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

The Statewide AT Program provides and/or receives the following support (choose all that apply).

 

Provides financial support to other entities via an agreement with the Statewide AT Program.

Yes

 

Provides in-kind support to other entities via an agreement with the Statewide AT Program.

No

 

Receives financial support from the state.

No

 

Receives in-kind support from the state.

No

 

Receives financial support from private entities.

No

 

Receives in-kind support from private entities.

No

 

Coordinates and collaborates with other entities for the purpose of establishing a new program or service.

No

 

Coordinates and collaborates with other entities for the purpose of expanding an existing program or service.

No

 

Coordinates and collaborates with other entities for the purpose of reducing duplication of programs or services.

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

If you conduct this activity by providing financial or in-kind support to other entities, identify the kinds of entities you support in column a of the following table.

 

If you receive financial or in-kind support from the state to conduct this activity, identify the state entities that provide this support in column b of the following table.

 

If you receive financial or in-kind support from private entities, identify the private entities that provide this support in column c of the following table.

 

If you coordinate and collaborate with other entities in conducting this activity, identify those entities in column d of the following table.

 

Organization or Activity

a. You provide support

b. Receive support from the state

c. Receive support from these private entities

d. Collaborate with

 

AgrAbility Program

No

No

No

No

 

Alliance for Technology Access Center

Yes

No

No

No

 

Bank or other financial institution

No

No

No

No

 

Community Living agency

No

No

No

No

 

Easter Seals

No

No

No

No

 

Education-related agency

No

No

No

No

 

Employment-related agency

No

No

No

No

 

Health, allied health, and rehabilitation-related agency

No

No

No

No

 

Independent Living Center

No

No

No

No

 

Institution of Higher Education

No

No

No

No

 

Non-categorical disability organization

No

No

No

No

 

Organization that primarily serves individuals who are blind or visually impaired

No

No

No

No

 

Organization that primarily serves individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing

No

No

No

No

 

Organization that primarily serves individuals with developmental disabilities

No

No

No

No

 

Organization that primarily serves individuals with physical disabilities

No

No

No

No

 

Organization focused specifically on providing AT

No

No

No

No

 

Protection and Advocacy Organization

No

No

No

No

 

Technology agency

No

No

No

No

 

UCP

No

No

No

No

 

Other

No

No

No

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Select the option that best describes from where this activity is conducted.

 

One central location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

If you indicated the use of regional sites, from how many regional sites is the activity conducted?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

This activity is available (choose all that apply)

 

By website

Yes

 

By phone

Yes

 

By e-mail

Yes

 

By mail

Yes

 

In person

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Describe the activity.

 

For public awareness, the following activities are conducted: Develop and provide ATN promotional materials to at least 100 "Points of Entry," staff AT Network booths at outreach events, produce AT Network outreach videos targeted for rural communities (English & Spanish), gather, develop and disseminate success stories from outreach efforts to the broadest communities, promote use of AT by utilizing Internet, broadcast & print media outlets.


The State Leadership activities are currently granted out to Alliance for Technology Access (ATA). A Request for Application will be advertised and it is possible a new contractor will be awarded the grant beginning 7/1/09.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Assistive Technology State Grant Program

California State Plan for FY 2009-2011
G4 State Leadership Activities

Information and Assistance Activities

 

1

Who conducts this activity? Check all that apply.

 

The Statewide AT Program

No

 

Other entities (e.g. contractors)

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

The Statewide AT Program provides and/or receives the following support (choose all that apply).

 

Provides financial support to other entities via an agreement with the Statewide AT Program.

Yes

 

Provides in-kind support to other entities via an agreement with the Statewide AT Program.

No

 

Receives financial support from the state.

No

 

Receives in-kind support from the state.

No

 

Receives financial support from private entities.

No

 

Receives in-kind support from private entities.

No

 

Coordinates and collaborates with other entities for the purpose of establishing a new program or service.

No

 

Coordinates and collaborates with other entities for the purpose of expanding an existing program or service.

No

 

Coordinates and collaborates with other entities for the purpose of reducing duplication of programs or services.

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

If you conduct this activity by providing financial or in-kind support to other entities, identify the kinds of entities you support in column a of the following table.

 

If you receive financial or in-kind support from the state to conduct this activity, identify the state entities that provide this support in column b of the following table.

 

If you receive financial or in-kind support from private entities, identify the private entities that provide this support in column c of the following table.

 

If you coordinate and collaborate with other entities in conducting this activity, identify those entities in column d of the following table.

 

Organization or Activity

a. You provide support

b. Receive support from the state

c. Receive support from these private entities

d. Collaborate with

 

AgrAbility Program

No

No

No

No

 

Alliance for Technology Access Center

Yes

No

No

No

 

Bank or other financial institution

No

No

No

No

 

Community Living agency

No

No

No

No

 

Easter Seals

No

No

No

No

 

Education-related agency

No

No

No

No

 

Employment-related agency

No

No

No

No

 

Health, allied health, and rehabilitation-related agency

No

No

No

No

 

Independent Living Center

No

No

No

No

 

Institution of Higher Education

No

No

No

No

 

Non-categorical disability organization

No

No

No

No

 

Organization that primarily serves individuals who are blind or visually impaired

No

No

No

No

 

Organization that primarily serves individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing

No

No

No

No

 

Organization that primarily serves individuals with developmental disabilities

No

No

No

No

 

Organization that primarily serves individuals with physical disabilities

No

No

No

No

 

Organization focused specifically on providing AT

No

No

No

No

 

Protection and Advocacy Organization

No

No

No

No

 

Technology agency

No

No

No

No

 

UCP

No

No

No

No

 

Other

No

No

No

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Select the option that best describes from where this activity is conducted.

 

One central location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

If you indicated the use of regional sites, from how many regional sites is the activity conducted?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

This activity is available (choose all that apply)

 

By website

Yes

 

By phone

Yes

 

By e-mail

Yes

 

By mail

Yes

 

In person

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Describe the activity.

 

This program has an 800 number for individuals to call for information and referral services regarding where to purchase assistive device and services. They also offer assistance in learning about AT devices and services.

The State Leadership activities are currently granted out to Alliance for Technology Access (ATA). A Request for Application will be advertised and it is possible a new contractor will be awarded the grant beginning 7/1/09.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Assistive Technology State Grant Program

California State Plan for FY 2009-2011

Section H: Assurances and Signature

 

1

As Certifying Representative of the Lead Agency for the State of California, I hereby assure the following.

Yes

 

 

 

2

The Lead Agency prepared and submitted this State Plan on behalf of the State of California.

Yes

 

 

 

3

The Lead Agency submitting this plan is the State agency that is eligible to submit this plan.

Yes

 

 

 

4

The State agency has authority under State law to perform the functions of the State under this program.

Yes

 

 

 

5

The State legally may carry out each provision of this plan.

Yes

 

 

 

6

All provisions of this plan are consistent with State law.

Yes

 

 

 

7

A State officer, specified by title in this certification, has authority under State law to receive, hold, and disburse Federal funds made available under the plan.

Yes

 

 

 

8

The State officer who submits this plan, specified by title in this certification, has authority to submit this plan.

Yes

 

 

 

9

The agency that submits this plan has adopted or otherwise formally approved this plan.

Yes

 

 

 

10

The plan is the basis for State operation and administration of the program.

Yes

 

 

 

11

The Lead Agency will maintain and evaluate the program under this State Plan.

Yes

 

 

 

12

The State will annually collect data related to the required activities implemented by the State under this section in order to prepare the progress reports required under subsection 4(f) of the Act.

Yes

 

 

 

13

The Lead Agency will submit the progress report on behalf of the State.

Yes

 

 

 

14

The State will prepare reports to the Secretary in such form and containing such information as the Secretary may require to carry out the Secretary's functions under this Act and keep such records and allow access to such records as the Secretary may require to ensure the correctness and verification of information provided to the Secretary.

Yes

 

 

 

15

The Lead Agency will control and administer the funds received through the grant.

Yes

 

 

 

16

The Lead Agency will make programmatic and resource allocation decisions necessary to implement the State Plan.

Yes

 

 

 

17

Funds received through the grant will be expended in accordance with Section 4 of the Act, and will be used to supplement, and not supplant, funds available from other sources for technology-related assistance, including the provision of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services.

Yes

 

 

 

18

The Lead Agency will ensure conformance with Federal and State accounting requirements.

Yes

 

 

 

19

The State will adopt such fiscal control and accounting procedures as may be necessary to ensure proper disbursement of and accounting for the funds received through the grant.

Yes

 

 

 

20

Funds made available through a grant to a State under this Act will not be used for direct payment for an assistive technology device for an individual with a disability.

Yes

 

 

 

21

A public agency or an individual with a disability holds title to any property purchased with funds received under the grant and administers that property.

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

The physical facility of the Lead Agency and Implementing Entity, if any, meets the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.) regarding accessibility for individuals with disabilities. Section 4(d)(6)(E)

Yes

 

 

 

23

Activities carried out in the State that are authorized under this Act, and supported by Federal funds received under this Act, will comply with the standards established by the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (20 U.S.C. 794d). Section 4(d)(6)(G)

Yes

 

 

 

24

The Lead Agency will coordinate the activities of the State Plan among public and private entities, including coordinating efforts related to entering into interagency agreements.

Yes

 

 

 

25

The Lead Agency will coordinate efforts related to the active, timely, and meaningful participation by individuals with disabilities and their family members, guardians, advocates, or authorized representatives, and other appropriate individuals, with respect to activities carried out through the grant.

Yes

 

 

 

26

Describe how your program will conform to section 427 of General Education Provisions Act by describing the steps you propose to take to ensure equitable access to, and participation in, your program for students, teachers, and other program beneficiaries with special needs.

 

 

The Assistive Technology Advisory Committee has a member from the California Department of Education. In collaboration with him and the contractor for the State Level Activities, students, teachers and other beneficiaries with special needs will be provided access to the programs. In addition, the contractor for the State Leadership Activities will continue to provide trainings and outreach to this population in combination with their transition trainings. In addition, all information and websites will be made accessible and alternate formats will be made available.

 

 

 

27

Access Goal Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Access

Education

Employment

Community Living

IT/Telecom

 

a. Long-term Goal

72.00

69.00

78.00

62.00

 

b. Long-term Goal Status

Met

Met

Met

Met

 

c. FY 2007 Performance

14.00

0.00

44.94

0.00

 

d. FY 2008 Short-term goal

53.00

53.00

63.00

45.00

 

e. FY 2008 Performance

53.00

53.00

63.00

45.00

 

f. FY 2008 Status

Met

Met

Met

Met

 

g. FY 2009 Short-term goal

59.00

56.00

66.00

51.00

 

h. FY 2009 Performance

59.00

56.00

66.00

51.00

 

i. FY 2009 Status

 

 

 

 

 

j. FY 2010 Short-term goal

65.00

62.00

72.00

56.00

 

k. FY 2010 Performance

72.00

69.00

78.00

62.00

 

l. FY 2010 Status

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

Acquisition Goal Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition

Education

Employment

Community Living

 

a. Long-term Goal

53.00

51.00

57.00

 

b. Long-term Goal Status

Met

Met

Met

 

c. FY 2007 Performance

0.00

0.00

0.00

 

d. FY 2008 Short-term goal

43.00

40.00

47.00

 

e. FY 2008 Performance

43.00

40.00

47.00

 

f. FY 2008 Status

Met

Met

Met

 

g. FY 2009 Short-term goal

47.00

45.00

52.00

 

h. FY 2009 Performance

47.00

45.00

52.00

 

i. FY 2009 Status

 

 

 

 

j. FY 2010 Short-term goal

52.00

50.00

57.00

 

k. FY 2010 Performance

53.00

51.00

57.00

 

l. FY 2010 Status

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

Name of Certifying Representative for the Lead Agency

Anthony "Tony" Sauer

 

30

Title of Certifying Representative for the Lead Agency

Director

 

31

Signed?

Yes

 

32

Date Signed

01/21/2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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