National Assistive Technology Act Data System

Annual Progress Report - Full Report

Utah 2018

General Information

Statewide AT Program (Information to be listed in national State AT Program Directory)

State AT Program Title:
Utah Assistive Technology Program
State AT Program Title:
State AT Program URL
www.uatpat.org
Mailing Address:
6855 Old Main Hill
City:
Logan
State:
Utah
Zip Code:
84322
Program Email:
sachin.pavithran@usu.edu
Phone:
800-524-5152
TTY:
435-797-2355

Lead Agency

Agency Name:
Utah Assistive Technology Program
Mailing Address:
6855 Old Main Hill
City:
Logan
State:
Utah
Zip Code:
84322
Program URL:
www.uatpat.org

Implementing Entity

Name of Implementing Agency:
Mailing Address:
City
State:
Zip Code:
Program URL:

Program Director and Other Contacts

Program Director for State AT Program (last, first):
Pavithran, Sachin
Title:
Program Director
Phone:
435-797-6572
E-mail:
sachin.pavithran@usu.edu
Program Director at Lead Agency (last, first):
Summers, Lois
Title:
Staff Assistant/UATF Loan Coordinator
Phone:
435-797-2025
E-mail:
lois.summers@usu.edu
Primary Contact at Implementing Agency (last, first) - If applicable:
Title:
Phone:
E-mail:

Person Responsible for completing this form if other than Program Director

Name (last, first):
Burgess, Alma
Title:
Data Collection Coordinator
Phone:
435-797-0253
E-mail:
alma.burgess@usu.edu

Certifying Representative

Name (last, first):
McKinnon, Rich
Title:
Grant & Contract Officer
Phone:
435-797-1661
E-mail:
rich.mckinnon@usu.edu

State Financing

Did your approved state plan for this reporting period include any State Financing? Yes
Did your approved state plan for this reporting period include conducting a Financial Loan Program? Yes

Loan Applications
Area of Residence Total
Metro
RUCC 1-3
Non-Metro
RUCC 4-9
Approved Loan made 84 07 91
Approved Not made 04 01 05
Rejected 43 07 50
Total 131 15 146

2. Income of Applicants to Whom Loans Were Made

Lowest/Highest Incomes
Lowest Income: $5,167 Highest Income: $196,740

Average Income
Sum of Incomes Loans Made Average Annual Income
$5,857,686 91 $64,370

Number and Percentage of Loans Made to Applicants by Income Range
Income Ranges Total
$15,000
or Less
$15,001-
$30,000
$30,001-
$45,000
$45,001-
$60,000
$60,001-
$75,000
$75,001
or More
Number of Loans 04 10 16 16 18 27 91
Percentage of Loans 4.4% 10.99% 17.58% 17.58% 19.78% 29.67% 100%

3. Loan Type

Loan Type
Type of Loan Number of Loans Percentage of loans
Revolving Loans 00 0%
Partnership Loans
Without interest buy-down or loan guarantee 00 0%
With interest buy-down only 15 16.48%
With loan guarantee only 00 0%
With both interest buy-down and loan guarantee 76 83.52%
Total 91 100%

Loan Type Summary
Type of Loan Number of Loans Dollar Value of Loans
Revolving Loans 00 $0
Partnership Loans 91 $679,908
Total 91 $679,908

4. Interest Rates

Interest Rates
Lowest 2%
Highest 3%

Interest Rate Summary
Sum of Interest Rates Number of Loans Made Average Interest Rate
210 91 2.30769230769231%

Number of Loans Made by Interest Rate
Interest Rate Number of loans
0.0% to 2.0% 00
2.1% to 4.0% 91
4.1% to 6.0% 00
6.1% to 8.0% 00
8.1% - 10.0% 00
10.1%-12.0% 00
12.1%-14.0% 00
14.1% + 00
Total 91

5. Types and Dollar Amounts of AT Financed

Types and Dollar Amounts of AT Financed
Type of AT Number of Devices Financed Dollar Value of Loans
Vision 00 $0
Hearing 81 $357,729
Speech communication 00 $0
Learning, cognition, and developmental 00 $0
Mobility, seating and positioning 00 $0
Daily living 00 $0
Environmental adaptations 00 $0
Vehicle modification and transportation 12 $322,179
Computers and related 00 $0
Recreation, sports, and leisure 00 $0
Total 93 $679,908

6. Defaults

Defaults
Number Loans in default 01
Net loss for loans in default $2,753

B. State Financing Activities that provide consumers with resources and services that result in the acquisition of AT devices and services

1. Overview of Activities Performed

How many other state financing activities that provide consumers with access to funds for the purchase of AT devices and services were included in your approved state plan? 00


C. State Financing Activities that Allow Consumers to Obtain AT at Reduced Cost

1. Overview of Activities Performed

How many state financing activities that allow consumers to obtain AT at a reduced cost were included in your approved state plan? 00

D. Anecdote

Utah Assistive Technology Foundation's low interest loan took some of the pain out of van-shopping. Ethelyn Humphries's family needed a new-to-them, wheelchair-accessible van with a ramp. So they turned to the Utah Assistive Technology Foundation and applied for a low-interest loan to help pay for it. Humphries applied and received an email back that she was approved for a reduced-interest loan. "I didn't do anything more than that!" she said. "The interest rate was just unbelievable. ... it just made the whole process less painful."