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The US Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Announces Grant for Assistive Technology

Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied sign at the 2012 ConferenceThis is a funding opportunity for Centers for Independent Living! We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity. Please let us know if you plan to apply by sending your information to Dara Baldwin, Policy Analyst at

The application is available August 8, 2012 and the deadline for transmittal of application is Friday, September 7, 2012.

Alternative Financing Program (AFP) – CFDA#: 84.224D  [Read more…]

Information Alert: More Options for Purchasing Assistive Technology!

Accessible Voting Machine DemonstrationThe NCIL Technology Subcommittee, chaired by John Nousaine of North Country Independent Living, worked many long days with Congressional leadership on both the House and Senate’s Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies to advocate for the Alternative Finance Programs (AFP) throughout the country.

The coordinated advocacy and outreach done by our members and others who understand the importance of this issue turned out to be a great success!

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