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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

State Assistive Technology and Telework Financial Loan Programs

Assistive Technology Alternative Financing Programs and Access to Telework Loan Programs Administered by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

Alabama Ability Loans Program
Southern Disability Foundation
602 S. Lawrence Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
AFP Coordinator: Kate Wallace
Phone: 334/293-7008
TTY: 334/613-3519

Arizona Loans for Assistive Technology Program (AzLAT) (AFP, Telework)
Northern Arizona University
Institute for Human Development
4105 North 20th Street, Suite 260
Phoenix, AZ  85016
Project Director: Randy Collins
Phone: 602/728-9532
Phone: 800/477-9921
TTY: 602/728-9536
Fax: 602/728-9535
Arkansas Technology Alternative Financing Project
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
1616 Brookwood Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72203
Loan Program Coordinator: Michael Vickers
Phone: 501/683-3008
Fax: 501/666-5319
Delaware Telework Equipment Loan Program
Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative
University of Delaware
1600 Rockland Road
P.O. Box 269
Wilmington, DE 19899-0269
Information Coordinator: Eileen Mapes
Phone: 302/651-6790
TTY: 302/651-6794
Fax: 302/651-6793

New Horizon Fund
Assistive Technology Loans and Home Based Business Loans
325 John Knox Road, Building 400, Suite 402
Tallahassee FL 32303
Loan Program Director: Tina Torrance
Phone: 850/487/3278 x107
Fax: 850/487/2805

Credit-Able (AFP)
The Center for Financial Independence & Innovation
1419 Mayson Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Executive Director: Jackie Wilks-Weathers
Credit-Able Consumer Liaison: Daphne Brookins
Phone: 404/541-9005
Fax: 404/541-9002

Guam Options for Alternative Loans - Assistive Technology (GOAL-AT)
University of Guam CEDDERS
UOG Station
303 University Drive, House #19 Dean Circle
Mangilao, Guam 96923
Program Coordinator: Carla Torres
Phone: 671/735-2490
TTY: 671/735-2491
Fax: 671/734-8378
TechConnect Low Interest Loan Program
Illinois Assistive Technology Project
1 West Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 100
Springfield, IL 62701-1200
Telework Coordinator: Eric Guidish
Phone: 217/522-7985
Iowa Able Foundation (AFP, Telework)
Abilities Fund
410 North 18th Street
Centerville, IA 52544
Director: Patti Lind
Phone: 888/222-8943
Phone: 641/856-2173
Fax: 641/856-3101
Alternative Financing Program (AFP, Telework)
Kansas Assistive Technology Cooperative
625 Merchant, Suite 205
Emporia, KS  66801
Executive Director: Basil Kessler
AFP Coordinator: Charles Linville
PHONE/TTY: 866/465-2826
PHONE/TTY:  620/341-9002
Fax: 620/342-6400
Kentucky Assistive Technology Loan Corporation
209 St. Clair Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 877/675-0195
Phone: 502/564-4440 ext 274
Fax: 502/564-1268
Contact: Sarah Richardson

Louisiana Alternative Financing Program (AFP)
Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network (LATAN)
3042 Old Forge Road, Suite D
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Loan Program Director: Henry Bateman
PHONE/TTY: 225/925-9500
PHONE/TTY: 800/270-6185 (National)
Fax: 225/925-9560
Maine AFP Loan Program (AFP)
Maine Consumer Information And Technology Training Exchange (CITE)
Maine CITE Coordinating Center
46 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
Project Contact: Kathy Adams
Phone: 207/621-3195
TTY: 207/621-3482

Assistive Technology Loan Program (AFP, Telework)
Maryland Technology Assistance Program
2301 Argonne Drive, Room T-17
Baltimore, MD 21218
Loan Program Director: Tony Rice
PHONE/TTY: 800/832-4827
Fax: 410/554-9237
Massachusetts AT Loan Program (AFP)
Easter Seals Massachusetts
484 Main Street
Worchester, MA 01608
AFP Director: Jason Luciano
Phone: 508/751-6431
Fax: 508/751-6449

Michigan Assistive Technology Loan Fund
United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan
3401 E. Saginaw, Suite 216
Lansing, MI 48912
Loan Fund Manager: Carolyn Brown
Phone: 517/203-1200
Fax: 517/203-1203

ATMN Micro – Loan Program (AFP)
ATMN-Access to Telework (Telework)
Assistive Technology of Minnesota
1800 Pioneer Creek Center, Box 310
Maple Plain, MN  55359-0310
Project Director: Carol Fury
Phone: 763/479-8239
TTY: 800/627-3529
Fax: 763/479-8243
$how Me Loans (AFP, Telework)
Missouri Assistive Technology Council
4731 South Cochise #114
Independence, MO 64055-6975
Loan Program Coordinator: Eileen Belton
Phone: 816/350-5281
TTY: 816/373-9315
Nebraska Loan Program (AFP, Telework)
Easter Seals Nebraska
638 North 109th Plaza
Omaha, NE 68154
AFP Director: Laurie Halpenny
Phone: 402-345-2200 x 1124

Nevada CARE Loan Fund
Care Chest
7910 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89506
Contact: Robert Walker
Phone: 775/829-2273
New Mexico
New Mexico Loan Program (AFP)
San Juan Center for Independence
3535 E. 30th , Suite 101
Farmington, NM 87402
Program Manager: Larry McCabe
Phone: 505/566-5831
Fax: 505/566-5842

New Mexico Telework Loan Program (Telework)
New Mexico Technology Assistance Program
435 St. Michael's Drive, Building D
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Project Director: Andy Winnegar
Phone: 800/866-2253
Phone: 505/954-8521
TTY: 800/659-4915
Fax: 505/954-8608

North Dakota
North Dakota AT Loan Program (AFP)
North Dakota Association for the Disabled
2660 South Columbia Road
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Loan Coordinator: Traci Ladouceur
PHONE 701/795-6609
TTY: 800/265-4728
Fax: 701/239-7229

Northern Marianas
Trankilu Loan Program (AFP)
Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas
Council on Developmental Disabilities
P. O. Box 502565
Saipan, MP 96950-2565
Loan Program Coordinator: Pamela Sablan
Phone: 670/664-7000
TTY: 670/664-7000
Fax: 670/664-7010

Oklahoma Alternative Financing Program
Oklahoma ABLE Tech
1514 West Hall of Fame
Stillwater, OK 74078-2026
Loan Program Coordinator: Lindsey Davis
Phone: 405/744-9864
TTY: 800/257-1705
Fax: 405/744-2487

Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (AFP)
1004 West Ninth Avenue, First Floor
King of Prussia, PA  19406
Executive Director: Susan Tachau
Phone: 888/744-1938 (National)
Phone: 484/674-0506
TTY: 877/693-7271 (National)
Fax: 484/674-0510
South Carolina
South Carolina Assistive Technology Loan Program (SC AT) (AFP, Telework)
Vocational Rehabilitation Department
1410 Boston Avenue
West Columbia, SC 29171
Project Coordinator: Tim Russell
Phone: 803/896-6374
Fax: 803/896-6510
U.S. Virgin Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands Loan Program
University of the Virgin Islands
#2 John Brewer's Bay
St. Thomas, U.S.VI 00802
Project Coordinator: Carl Cole
Phone: 340/693-1322
Fax: 340/693-1325

Alternative Financing Program (AFP, Telework)
Utah Assistive Technology Foundation (UATF)
Center for Persons with Disabilities
6835 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT  84322
Executive Director: Marilyn Hammond
Phone: 800/524-5152 (National)
Phone: 435/797-2025
TTY: 435/797-7089
Fax: 435/797-2355
Independence Fund (AFP)
Opportunities Credit Union & Opportunities Ventures
18 Pearl Street
Burlington, VT 05401
President/CEO: Cheryl Fatnassi
Phone: 802/865-3404 Ext. 105
Fax: 802/860-8971

NewWell Fund (AFP, Telework)
1602 Rolling Hills Drive, Suite 107
Richmond, VA 23229
Director: Joey Wallace
Phone: 866/835-5976 (Toll Free)
Phone: 804/662-9000
Fax: 804/662-9533

Washington Access Fund
Washington Assistive Technology Foundation
100 South King, Suite 280
Seattle, WA 98104
Program Director: Kathy Gilman
Phone: 206/328-5116
TTY: 800/214-8731
Fax: 206/328-5126

WisLoan (AFP)
WiTelework (Telework)
Independence First
540 South First St.
Milwaukee, WI 53204-1605
WisLoan Coordinator: Patti Kraemer
WiTelework Coordinator: Kathy Meisner-Altman
Phone: 414/226-8306
TTY: 414/291-7520
Fax: 414/291-7525
Email: kmeisner-altman@independencefirst

Wyoming Technology Access Program (WYTAP) (AFP)
Wyoming Independent Living Rehabilitation, Inc.
305 West First Street
Casper, WY 82601
Executive Director: Kenneth Hoff
Project Coordinator: Lyn Rogers
Phone: 800/735-8322
Phone: 307/226-6956

Key to Abbreviations
AFP - Assistive Technology Alternative Financing Loan Program
Telework - Access to Telework Loan Program

The RESNA Alternative Financing and Telework Technical Assistance Project (AFTAP), Grant #H224C300002, is an activity funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), U.S. Department of Education (ED). Produced by RESNA/AFTAP, 1700 North Moore Street, Suite 1540, Arlington, VA  22209, 703/524-6686 (V), 703/524-6639 (TTY), 703/524-6630 (Fax), http:www/

Other Loan Programs
Can't find a loan program in your state? Some states have financial loan programs that have been established through funding other than Title III. Click this link to read the most recent list of state providers from RSA.

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