ED/OSERS/RSA
Rehabilitation Services Administration
U.S. Department of Education

Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology (PAAT)

Purpose


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 more information on ACL, please visit www.acl.gov. More information on AT’s new Web site will be posted soon. In the meantime, you may continue to find information regarding AT on ED.gov.


Program Office: Rehabilitation Services Administration

CFDA Number: 84.343
Program Type: Formula Grants
Also Known As: PAAT


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION


This program provides protection and advocacy services to assist individuals of all ages with disabilities in the acquisition, utilization or maintenance of assistive technology services or devices.


TYPES OF PROJECTS


Projects support information, advocacy and representation, training, technical assistance, and general guidance for protection and advocacy entities to increase access to and provision of assistive technology devices and services. The emphasis is on consumer advocacy and capacity-building through protection and advocacy agencies in the states.

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Eligibility


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 more information on ACL, please visit www.acl.gov. More information on AT’s new Web site will be posted soon. In the meantime, you may continue to find information regarding AT on ED.gov.


Who May Apply: (specifically) Protection and advocacy systems as established under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act.

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Applicant Information


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 more information on ACL, please visit www.acl.gov. More information on AT’s new Web site will be posted soon. In the meantime, you may continue to find information regarding AT on ED.gov.


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Awards to Grantees

Note on this table: the numbers shown represent the awards made during the fiscal year to RSA grantees. There may be additional set-asides for the program which are not shown.

State Grantee PR Award ID Current Awards FY 2015 Total Awarded FY 2014 Total Awarded FY 2013
Alabama Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program, University of Alabama H343A150001 $10,295 $47,704 $50,000
Alaska DISABILITY LAW CENTER OF ALASKA H343A140002 $20,640 $50,000
Arizona Arizona Center for Disability Law H343A140003 $59,024 $63,440
Arkansas Disability Rights Arkansas, Inc H343A140004 $43,535 $50,000
California Disability Rights California H343A140005 $159,889 $368,868
Colorado Center for Legal Advocacy H343A150006 $5,890 $55,377 $50,075
Connecticut CONNECTICUT OFC OF P and A FOR PPS W/DISAB. H343A140007 $50,000 $50,000
Delaware COMMUNITY LEGAL AID SOC., INC -- DISABILITIES LAW PROGRAM H343A150008 $32,260 $50,000 $50,000
District of Columbia DC-RSA / UNIVERSITY LEGAL SERVICES H343A140009 $50,000 $50,000
Florida Disability Rights Florida H343A140010 $206,214 $186,505
Georgia Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc. H343A150011 $68,811 $105,895 $96,055
Hawaii Hawaii Disability Rights Center H343A150012 $21,873 $50,000 $50,000
Idaho DisAbility Rights Idaho, Inc. H343A150013 $23,000 $50,000 $50,000
Illinois EQUIP FOR EQUALITY, INC. H343A150014 $10,580 $137,443 $125,944
Indiana INDIANA P and A SERVICES H343A140015 $4,490 $63,777
Iowa UNIV OF IOWA -- CENTER F/DISABILITIES and DEVEL. H343A140057 $15,441 $50,000
Kansas KANSAS ADVOCACY and PROTECTIVE SERVICES, INC. H343A140017 $26,347 $50,000
Kentucky KENTUCKY DEPT OF PUBLIC ADVOCACY - P and A H343A150018 $9,500 $50,000 $50,000
Louisiana Advocacy Center H343A150019 $15,996 $50,000 $50,000
Maine DISABILITY RIGHTS CTR OF MAINE -- ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY H343A150020 $17,861 $50,000 $50,000
Maryland MARYLAND DISABILIITY LAW CENTER H343A150022 $9,832 $62,817 $57,038
Massachusetts DISABILITY LAW CENTER, INC. H343A140021 $57,185 $64,468
Michigan MICHIGAN P and A SERVICE, INC. H343A150023 $54,876 $105,504 $96,652
Minnesota LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF MN -- MN DISABILITY LAW CENTER H343A140024 $27,853 $52,307
Mississippi MS PROTECTION and ADVOCACY SYSTEM, INC -- H343A140025 $44,923 $50,000
Missouri MISSOURI PROTECTION and ADVOCACY -- SERVICES H343A150026 $21,752 $64,284 $58,823
Montana Disability Rights Montana H343A140027 $50,000 $50,000
Nebraska NEBRASKA ADVOCACY SERVICES, INC. H343A150028 $16,372 $50,000 $50,000
Nevada Nevada Disability Advocacy and Law Center H343A150030 $3,165 $50,000 $50,000
New Hampshire DISABILITIES RIGHTS CENTER H343A140029 $50,000 $50,000
New Jersey Disability Rights New Jersey H343A140035 $50,000 $86,327
New Mexico Disability Rights New Mexico H343A150031 $21,491 $50,000 $50,000
New Mexico NATIVE AMERICAN P and A PROJECT -- DNA - PEOPLES LEGAL SERVICES H343A140058 $28,700 $30,000
New York Disability Advocates, Inc. H343A130064 $380,988
New York Disability Rights New York H343A140064 $124,826
North Carolina Disability Rights North Carolina H343A140016 $88,735 $94,501
North Dakota PROTECTION and ADVOCACY PROJECT H343A140034 $23,320 $50,000
Ohio Ohio Disability Rights Law and Policy Center H343A150063 $45,140 $123,234 $112,983
Oklahoma Oklahoma Disability Law Center H343A140037 $32,235 $50,000
Oregon OREGON ADVOCACY CENTER H343A140038 $26,431 $50,000
Pennsylvania Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania H343A140039 $136,250 $124,707
Rhode Island Rhode Island Disability Law Center H343A150040 $4,050 $50,000 $50,000
South Carolina P and A FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, INC. -- ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY H343A150041 $19,732 $50,425 $50,000
South Dakota SOUTH DAKOTA ADVOCACY SERVICES -- CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H343A140042 $50,000 $50,000
Tennessee Disability Rights Tennessee H343A150043 $8,587 $68,920 $62,666
Texas ADVOCACY, INCORPORATED H343A140044 $257,407 $251,263
Utah DISABILITY LAW CENTER -- THE COMMUNITY LEGAL CENTER H343A140050 $16,862 $50,000
Vermont VERMONT PROTECTION and ADVOCACY, INC H343A150051 $22,077 $50,000 $50,000
Virginia Disability Law Center of Virginia H343A140065 $27,425 $28,800
Virginia Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy H343A130045 $50,437
Washington Disability Rights Washington H343A150046 $19,511 $73,625 $66,841
West Virginia WEST VIRGINIA ADVOCATES H343A140047 $31,560 $50,000
Wisconsin Disability Rights Wisconsin, Inc. H343A150048 $27,379 $61,129 $55,898
Wyoming PROTECTION and ADVOCACY SYSTEM, INC. H343A150049 $14,850 $50,000 $50,000
American Samoa AMERICAN SAMOA PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY - CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H343A150056 $26,063 $24,265 $30,000
Guam GUAM LEGAL SERVICES CORP. H343A150052 $729 $30,000 $30,000
Northern Marianas NORTHERN MARIANA P and A SYSTEMS H343A150053 $16,000 $30,000 $30,000
Puerto Rico PUERTO RICO OMBUDSMAN FOR PERSONS W/ DISABLED -- CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM H343A150054 $11,334 $49,837 $50,000
Virgin Islands VIRGIN ISLANDS ADVOCACY, INC. H343A140055 $24,425 $30,000

Performance


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 more information on ACL, please visit www.acl.gov. More information on AT’s new Web site will be posted soon. In the meantime, you may continue to find information regarding AT on ED.gov.



Annual Reports


The Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology Program: Annual Report describes the activities of, and outcomes produced by, the PAAT Program during the 12-month period ending Sept. 30 of the fiscal year covered. It is based on data collected through a Program Performance Report (PPR) form approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

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Fiscal Year 2005

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Total Awards to RSA Grantees

Note on this table: the numbers shown represent the sum of awards made during the fiscal year to RSA grantees. There may be additional set-asides for the program which are not shown.

CFDA Number Program Number of Awards FY-2015 Current Awards FY-2015 Total Awarded FY-2014 Total Awarded FY-2013
84.343 Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology (PAAT) 28 $559,006 $3,474,176 $4,249,363

Laws, Regulations and Guidance


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 more information on ACL, please visit www.acl.gov. More information on AT’s new Web site will be posted soon. In the meantime, you may continue to find information regarding AT on ED.gov.



Legislation


Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended, Sec. 5; P.L. 108-364; 29 U.S.C. 3004.


Regulations


Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR)


Guidance



Policy Directives


PD-14-03
Dec 16, 2013
"OMB Approval of the Assurances for the Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology Program, OMB 1820-0658"
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PD-12-10
September 4, 2012
"Announcement of OMB Approval for Report Form RSA-661, Annual Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology (PAAT) Report. "
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Other Communication


Items in this section are not policy or subregulatory policy or formal guidance; rather they are general communications to RSA grantees.

Accessing and Initiating Changes to Formula Grant Award Notifications
March 3, 2014
This document describes the process to be used to request changes to the GAN (Grant Award Notification) such as address; however this process may be used only when the rights and obligations of the grantee are not affected.
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