National Assistive Technology Act Data System

Annual Progress Report - Full Report

California 2019

General Information

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

State AT Program Title:
Ability Tools
State AT Program Title:
State AT Program URL
http://www.abilitytools.org/
Mailing Address:
1000 G Street, Suite #100
City:
Sacramento
State:
CA
Zip Code:
95814
Program Email:
info@abilitytools.org
Phone:
916-390-2690
TTY:
800-900-0706 (TTY)

Lead Agency

Agency Name:
Department of Rehabilitation
Mailing Address:
721 Capitol Mall
City:
Sacramento
State:
CA
Zip Code:
95814
Program URL:
http://www.dor.ca.gov/AT/index.html

Implementing Entity

Name of Implementing Agency:
California Foundation for Independent Living Centers
Mailing Address:
1000 G Street, Suite 100
City
Sacramento
State:
CA
Zip Code:
95814
Program URL:
www.abilitytools.org

Program Director and Other Contacts

Program Director for State AT Program (last, first):
Mills, Christina
Title:
Executive Director
Phone:
(916) 390-2690
E-mail:
christina@cfilc.org
Program Director at Lead Agency (last, first):
Ortega, Karl
Title:
AT Program Administrator
Phone:
(916) 558-5395
E-mail:
Karl.Ortega@dor.ca.gov
Primary Contact at Implementing Agency (last, first) - If applicable:
Bui, Ann
Title:
Program Director
Phone:
(916) 737-5315
E-mail:
Ann@cfilc.org

Person Responsible for completing this form if other than Program Director

Name (last, first):
Title:
Phone:
E-mail:

Certifying Representative

Name (last, first):
Xavier, Joe
Title:
Director of CA Dept. of Rehabilitation
Phone:
(916) 558-5800
E-mail:
Joe.Xavier@dor.ca.gov

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 01 00 01
Approved Not made 00 00 00
Rejected 04 03 07
Total 05 03 08

2. Income of Applicants to Whom Loans Were Made

Lowest/Highest Incomes
Lowest Income: $174,132 Highest Income: $174,132

Average Income
Sum of Incomes Loans Made Average Annual Income
$174,132 01 $174,132

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 00 00 00 00 00 01 01
Percentage of Loans 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 100%

3. Loan Type

Loan Type
Type of Loan Number of Loans Percentage of loans
Revolving Loans 01 100%
Partnership Loans
Without interest buy-down or loan guarantee 00 0%
With interest buy-down only 00 0%
With loan guarantee only 00 0%
With both interest buy-down and loan guarantee 00 0%
Total 01 100%

Loan Type Summary
Type of Loan Number of Loans Dollar Value of Loans
Revolving Loans 01 $15,150
Partnership Loans 00 $0
Total 01 $15,150

4. Interest Rates

Interest Rates
Lowest 5.75%
Highest 5.75%

Interest Rate Summary
Sum of Interest Rates Number of Loans Made Average Interest Rate
06 01 5.75%

Number of Loans Made by Interest Rate
Interest Rate Number of loans
0.0% to 2.0% 00
2.1% to 4.0% 00
4.1% to 6.0% 01
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 01

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 00 $0
Speech communication 00 $0
Learning, cognition, and developmental 00 $0
Mobility, seating and positioning 00 $0
Daily living 01 $3,000
Environmental adaptations 01 $12,150
Vehicle modification and transportation 00 $0
Computers and related 00 $0
Recreation, sports, and leisure 00 $0
Total 02 $15,150

6. Defaults

Defaults
Number Loans in default 00
Net loss for loans in default $0

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

Consumer had a challenge of finding a home to purchase that would allow for home modification and installment of a ramp due to property zoning issues. When the consumer was finally able to purchase a home that would allow for the property and home modifications, the consumer then needed support with financing the home modifications. This loan allowed for the installment of the ramp for the consumer to have the freedom and independence to access the home without having to be carried in, as well as the home modification of a roll-in shower for self care needs.