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

State Grant for Assistive Technology Program - RSA-664
Minnesota State Plan for FY 2012-2014 (submitted FY 2013) H224A130023

1. Name Given to Statewide AT Program
System of Technology to Achieve Results (STAR)

2. Website dedicated to Statewide AT Program
http://www.starprogram@state.mn.us

3. Name and Address of Lead Agency

Minnesota Department of Administration

STAR Program

358 Centennial Office Building

658 Cedar Street

Saint Paul, MN 55155-1603

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

Laurie Beyer-Kropuenske, Director Community Services

Minnesota Department of Administration

50 Sherburne Avenue

Saint Paul, MN 55155-1603

Phone: 651-201-2501

Email: Laurie.Beyer-Kropuenske@state.mn.us

5. Information about Program Director at Lead Agency

Kim Moccia

Minnesota Department of Administration

STAR Program

358 Centennial Office Building

658 Cedar Street

Saint Paul, MN 55155-1603

Phone: 651-201-2297

Email: Kim.Moccia@state.mn.us

6. Information about Program Contact(s) at Lead Agency

Kim Moccia

Minnesota Department of Administration

STAR Program

358 Centennial Office Building

658 Cedar Street

Saint Paul, MN 55155-1603

Phone: 651-201-2297

Email: Kim.Moccia@state.mn.us

7. Telephone at Lead Agency for Public
888-234-1267

8. E-mail at Lead Agency for Public
star.program@state.mn.us

9. Descriptor of the agency
Other

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

STAR is a division within the Minnesota Department of Administration. The Department of Administration provides a broad range of business management, administrative and professional services and resources to state and local government agencies and to the public.

11. Contract with an Implementing Entity?
No

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. Type of organization

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 new or different Lead Agency?
No

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

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));
Yes

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

8. The advisory council includes the following number of individuals with disabilities that use assistive technology or their family members or guardians
6

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

10. Proposed Budget Allocations

State Financing Activities
Not performed due to comparability

Device Reutilization Activities
$90,001-$100,000

Device Loan Activity Proposed
more than $100,000

Device Demonstration Activity
more than $100,000

State Leadership Activities
more than $100,000

11. For every activity for which you selected "claiming comparability" in item 10, describe the comparable activity.

The State of Minnesota through the Department of Administration has contracted with Assistive Technology of Minnesota (ATMn) (d/b/a EquipALife) to provide access to Telework and Alternative Financing. On behalf of the Department of Administration, STAR receives and reviews quarterly activity reports provided by ATMn. According to the balance sheet dated September 30, 2011, there is $466,665 invested for the purpose of Telework and AFP. Funds available represent the initial federal funds, the match provided by the State of Minnesota, foundation grants and local resources to meet the match requirement in order to access federal funds.

12. Describe your planned procedures for tracking expenditures for State-level and State Leadership activities.

An annual budget is developed for state level, state leadership, and transition activities as required under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended.

STAR monitors actual expenses using reporting categories developed the Minnesota Department of Administration Financial Management and Reporting Division. The reporting categories are tied to specific state-level and state leadership activities (e.g. device demonstration, device loan, reutilization). Staff monitor the time they spend on specific projects and personnel costs are attributed to each reporting category based on real-time costs. The expense of goods and services are attributed to the appropriate reporting category. Expenses are monitored to determine that no more than 40% of our expenditures are spent on state leadership activities.

13. State Financing Activities Performed

Financial loan program
No

Access to telework loan fund
No

Cooperative buying program
No

Financing for home modifications program
No

Telecommunications distribution program
No

Last resort program
No

Other program
No

Other Activities Performed

How many device exchange programs do you support?
1

How many device reassignment programs do you support?
3

How many device loan programs do you support?
1

How many device demonstration programs do you support?
2

14. What is the baseline year for the measurable goals for this state plan?
2011

General device exchange

 

During the next three years STAR plans to increase public awareness of STARTE. For example, STAR will post announcements about its device exchange in other organization and agency newsletters and encourage organizations and agencies to link to www.mnstarte.org. STAR will also use social media to promote STARTE. In addition, STAR will explore opportunities to collaborate with other agencies and organizations to increase its inventory of devices posted on the exchange. STAR also intends to explore the possibility of collaborating with state agencies (e.g. vocational rehabilitation, workers comp, HR divisions) to facilitate the reuse of agency acquired assistive technology.

 

 

2006

 

5. Who conducts this activity? Check all that apply.

Yes

No

 

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

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

 

7. Table of financial or in-kind support provided or received

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 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
 

One central location

 

 

10. This activity is available (choose all that apply)

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

 

http://www.mnstarte.org

 

the transaction is direct consumer-to-consumer

 

Nothing

 

During the next three years STAR plans to increase public awareness of STARTE. For example, STAR will post announcements about its device exchange in other organization and agency newsletters and encourage organizations and agencies to link to www.mnstarte.org. STAR will also use social media to promote STARTE. In addition, STAR will explore opportunities to collaborate with other agencies and organizations to increase its inventory of devices posted on the exchange. STAR also intends to explore the possibility of collaborating with state agencies (e.g. vocational rehabilitation, workers comp, HR divisions) to facilitate the reuse of agency acquired assistive technology.

 

reassigns general AT

 

2008

 

3. Who conducts this activity? Check all that apply.

No

Yes

 

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

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

 

5. Table of financial or in-kind support provided or received

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 Yes No No Yes
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
 

Regional sites

 

4

 

8. This activity is available (choose all that apply)

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

 

Nothing

 

Nothing

 

The consumer picks up the device at a designated site

 

Type of device Based on consumer choice and/or request A professional recommendation is required Qualified program staff match it to the consumer Qualified consultants and/or volunteers match it to the consumer The device is provided through a qualified third-party Not applicable - this type of device is not made available
Vision No No No No No No
Hearing No No No No No No
Speech Communication No No No No No No
Learning, Cognition, and Developmental No No No No No No
Mobility, Seating, and Positioning Yes No No No No No
Daily Living Yes No No No No No
Environmental Adaptations No No No No No No
Vehicle Modification and Transportation No No No No No No
Recreation, Sports, and Leisure Equipment No No No No No No
Computer and Associated Equipment No No No No No No

 

Although consumers may self-identify their need(s) for equipment, they are encouraged to consult with their doctor or other professional to ensure an appropriate match is made. Consumers contact program staff to request specific equipment (e.g. wheelchair, crutches, walker, and commode). Need for equipment may be related to illness, injury, surgery, temporary need while waiting for funding for new equipment, product trial/evaluation, and temporary need while visiting Minnesota.

 

Goodwill Easter Seals staff assist customers during the acquisition process; staff also maintains, cleans, and repairs equipment.

 

Medical Equipment Reutilization Program - Goodwill Easter Seals

 

reassigns general AT

 

2008

 

3. Who conducts this activity? Check all that apply.

No

Yes

 

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

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

 

5. Table of financial or in-kind support provided or received

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 Yes
Employment-related agency No No No No
Health, allied health, and rehabilitation-related agency No No No No
Independent Living Center No No No Yes
Institution of Higher Education No No No No
Non-categorical disability organization Yes No No Yes
Organization that primarily serves individuals who are blind or visually impaired No No No Yes
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
 

Regional sites

 

5

 

8. This activity is available (choose all that apply)

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

 

Nothing

 

Nothing

 

The device is delivered to the consumer by staff

 

Type of device Based on consumer choice and/or request A professional recommendation is required Qualified program staff match it to the consumer Qualified consultants and/or volunteers match it to the consumer The device is provided through a qualified third-party Not applicable - this type of device is not made available
Vision No No No No No No
Hearing No No No No No No
Speech Communication No No No No No No
Learning, Cognition, and Developmental No No No No No No
Mobility, Seating, and Positioning No Yes No No No No
Daily Living No No No No No No
Environmental Adaptations No No No No No No
Vehicle Modification and Transportation No No No No No No
Recreation, Sports, and Leisure Equipment No No No No No No
Computer and Associated Equipment No No No No No No

 

Program is for consumers diagnosed with multiple sclerosis living in the program’s service area. A physician’s prescription is required.

 

Equipment is delivered to the consumer.

 

Program refurbishes and reassigns wheelchairs, scooters, ramps, commodes, hospital beds, and tub benches.

 

is an open-ended loan program

 

2013

 

3. Who conducts this activity? Check all that apply.

Yes

No

 

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

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

 

5. Table of financial or in-kind support provided or received

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 Yes No No No
Easter Seals No No No No
Education-related agency No No No No
Employment-related agency Yes 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 Yes
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
 

One central location

 

 

8. This activity is available (choose all that apply)

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

 

Nothing

 

Nothing

 

The device is shipped via mail or other commercial delivery

 

Type of device Based on consumer choice and/or request A professional recommendation is required Qualified program staff match it to the consumer Qualified consultants and/or volunteers match it to the consumer The device is provided through a qualified third-party Not applicable - this type of device is not made available
Vision Yes No Yes No No No
Hearing Yes No Yes No No No
Speech Communication Yes No No Yes No No
Learning, Cognition, and Developmental Yes No No Yes No No
Mobility, Seating, and Positioning Yes No No No Yes No
Daily Living Yes No No Yes No No
Environmental Adaptations Yes No No Yes No No
Vehicle Modification and Transportation No No No No No Yes
Recreation, Sports, and Leisure Equipment Yes No No Yes No No
Computer and Associated Equipment Yes No No Yes No No

 

 

 

Upon the advice of its Advisory Council, STAR will implement a pilot open-ended loan program in 2013. This project is currently in the planning phase; the state plan will be updated once details have been determined and agreements with entities have been finalized.

 

General program

 

 

 

 

2007

 

6. Who conducts this activity? Check all that apply.

No

Yes

 

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

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

 

8. Table of financial or in-kind support provided or received

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 Yes No No Yes
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 Yes No No Yes
Institution of Higher Education No No No No
Non-categorical disability organization Yes No No Yes
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 Yes
Protection and Advocacy Organization No No No No
Technology agency No No No No
UCP Yes No No Yes
Other No No No No
 

Regional sites

 

4

 

11. This activity is available (choose all that apply)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Nothing

 

Nothing

 

 

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

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

The device is shipped via mail or other commercial delivery

 

 

Program for targeted agencies or entities

 

STAR maintains a demonstration area (Demo Lab) at its office. The Demo Lab has an adjustable desk, computer, large screen monitor, variety of AT-related software, keyboards, and alternative access devices available for demonstration to state employees returning to work following an injury or experiencing a change in their abilities to operate a computer.

 

STAR coordinates the use of its demo lab with human resource staff and staff managing workers comp cases within the Department of Administration. The purpose of the STAR computer demonstration program is to educate state employees about alternative access methods and software that may assist them when performing their job duties. The focus is on employees with disabilities, as well as, employees returning to work following an injury or illness who may need a job accommodation.

 

 

2008

 

6. Who conducts this activity? Check all that apply.

Yes

No

 

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

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

 

8. Table of financial or in-kind support provided or received

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 Yes
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
 

One central location

 

 

11. This activity is available (choose all that apply)

No

No

No

No

Yes

 

In-person demonstrations from a fixed location

In-person demonstrations from a fixed location

 

Nothing

 

Nothing

 

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

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

N/A

 

 

General program

 

 

 

 

2007

 

6. Who conducts this activity? Check all that apply.

No

Yes

 

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

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

 

8. Table of financial or in-kind support provided or received

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 Yes No No Yes
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 Yes No No No
Independent Living Center Yes No No Yes
Institution of Higher Education No No No No
Non-categorical disability organization Yes No No Yes
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 Yes 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 Yes No No Yes
Other No No No No
 

Regional sites

 

6

 

11. This activity is available (choose all that apply)

No

No

No

No

Yes

 

In-person demonstrations from a fixed location

In-person demonstrations that move to multiple sites

 

Nothing

 

Nothing

 

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

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

N/A

 

 

1. Who conducts this activity? Check all that apply.

Yes

No

 

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

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

3. Table of financial or in-kind support provided or received

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 Yes
Employment-related agency No No No Yes
Health, allied health, and rehabilitation-related agency No No No Yes
Independent Living Center No No No Yes
Institution of Higher Education No No No Yes
Non-categorical disability organization No No No Yes
Organization that primarily serves individuals who are blind or visually impaired No No No Yes
Organization that primarily serves individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing No No No Yes
Organization that primarily serves individuals with developmental disabilities No No No Yes
Organization that primarily serves individuals with physical disabilities No No No Yes
Organization focused specifically on providing AT No No No Yes
Protection and Advocacy Organization No No No No
Technology agency No No No Yes
UCP No No No Yes
Other No No No No
 

One central location

 

 

6. This activity is available (choose all that apply)

No

No

No

No

Yes

 

At sites arranged by those receiving the training

 

Nothing

 

Nothing

 

STAR provides training on a wide-range of AT-related topics including overview of AT services, funding strategies, resources, and appeals process, awareness of specific types of AT (vision, hearing, etc.), features/functions of specific devices, and instruction on how to create accessible informational/instructional materials.

 

1. Who conducts this activity? Check all that apply.

Yes

No

 

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

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

3. Table of financial or in-kind support provided or received

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 Yes
Employment-related agency No No No Yes
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 Yes
Organization that primarily serves individuals who are blind or visually impaired No No No Yes
Organization that primarily serves individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing No No No Yes
Organization that primarily serves individuals with developmental disabilities No No No Yes
Organization that primarily serves individuals with physical disabilities No No No No
Organization focused specifically on providing AT No No No Yes
Protection and Advocacy Organization No No No No
Technology agency Yes No No Yes
UCP No No No No
Other No No No No
 

One central location

 

 

6. This activity is available (choose all that apply)

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

 

Nothing

 

Staff provides technical assistance on a wide-range of AT-related topics including (1) accessible electronic and information technology; (2) use of technology in adult foster homes and by older adults to support aging in place; (3) assistive technology and Universal Design for Learning; and, (4) emergency preparedness.

 

1. Who conducts this activity? Check all that apply.

Yes

No

 

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

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

3. Table of financial or in-kind support provided or received

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 Yes
Alliance for Technology Access Center No No No No
Bank or other financial institution No No No No
Community Living agency No No No Yes
Easter Seals No No No Yes
Education-related agency No No No Yes
Employment-related agency No No No Yes
Health, allied health, and rehabilitation-related agency No No No Yes
Independent Living Center No No No Yes
Institution of Higher Education No No No Yes
Non-categorical disability organization No No No Yes
Organization that primarily serves individuals who are blind or visually impaired No No No Yes
Organization that primarily serves individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing No No No Yes
Organization that primarily serves individuals with developmental disabilities No No No Yes
Organization that primarily serves individuals with physical disabilities No No No Yes
Organization focused specifically on providing AT Yes No No Yes
Protection and Advocacy Organization No No No No
Technology agency No No No Yes
UCP Yes No No Yes
Other No No No No
 

One central location

 

 

6. This activity is available (choose all that apply)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

STAR participates in disability related agency/vendor conferences; displays information about assistive technology and STAR services at professional association (e.g. OT, PT, SLP) events; distributes a quarterly newsletter about assistive technology related topics and services; maintains a web site (www.starprogram.state.mn.us); uses social media (Twitter) and hosts an email distribution list (known as STAR Point) that provides Minnesotans with information about assistive technology news and events.

 

1. Who conducts this activity? Check all that apply.

Yes

No

 

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

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

3. Table of financial or in-kind support provided or received

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 Yes
Alliance for Technology Access Center No No No No
Bank or other financial institution No No No Yes
Community Living agency No No No Yes
Easter Seals No No No Yes
Education-related agency No No No Yes
Employment-related agency No No No Yes
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 Yes
Non-categorical disability organization No No No Yes
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 Yes
Other No No No No
 

One central location

 

 

6. This activity is available (choose all that apply)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

STAR staff responds to I&A inquiries within one business day and follows up with consumers as needed. Staff receives training about resources and how to access information from the web and internal resources. Referrals to other agencies and/or organizations are made when appropriate.

 

1. As Certifying Representative of the Lead Agency for the State of Minnesota, I hereby assure the following.
Yes

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

Device loan, device demonstration, reutilization, and transition services conducted by STAR and recipients of contracts issued by STAR are available to all Minnesotans, including teachers and students with disabilities, without regard to race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, citizenship status, or disability. For statistical purposes only, STAR monitors who uses various programs to identify and reach out to under-served populations.

 

27. Access Goal Table

  Education Employment Community Living IT/Telecomm
a. Long-term Goal 70.00 70.00 70.00 70.00
b. Long-term Goal Status
c. FY 2011 Performance 60.46 52.38 65.78 88.76
d. FY 2012 Short-term goal 70.00 70.00 70.00 70.00
e. FY 2012 Performance        
f. FY 2012 Status
g. FY 2013 Short-term goal70.00 70.00 70.00 70.00
h. FY 2013 Performance        
i. FY 2013 Status
j. FY 2014 Short-term goal70.00 70.00 70.00 70.00
k. FY 2014 Performance        
l. FY 2014 Status
 

28. Acquisition Goal Table

  Education Employment Community Living
a. Long-term Goal 75.00 75.00 75.00
b. Long-term Goal Status
c. FY 2011 Performance      
d. FY 2012 Short-term Goal75.00 75.00 75.00
e. FY 2012 Performance      
f. FY 2012 Status
g. FY 2013 Short-term Goal75.00 75.00 75.00
h. FY 2013 Performance      
i. FY 2013 Status
j. FY 2014 Short-term Goal75.00 75.00 75.00
k. FY 2014 Performance      
l. FY 2014 Status
 

29. Name of Certifying Representative for the Lead Agency
Laurie Beyer-Kropuenske

30. Title of Certifying Representative for the Lead Agency
Director, Community Services

31. Signed?
Yes

32. Date Signed
02/25/2013

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