National Assistive Technology Act Data System

Annual Progress Report - Full Report

Idaho 2020

General Information

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

State AT Program Title:
Idaho Assistive Technology Project
State AT Program Title:
State AT Program URL
Mailing Address:
1187 Alturas Dr
Zip Code:
Program Email:

Lead Agency

Agency Name:
University of Idaho
Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr
Zip Code:
Program URL:

Implementing Entity

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

Program Director and Other Contacts

Program Director for State AT Program (last, first):
Carson, Janice
Program Director
Program Director at Lead Agency (last, first):
Shaver, Deborah
Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
Primary Contact at Implementing Agency (last, first) - If applicable:

Person Responsible for completing this form if other than Program Director

Name (last, first):
House, Susan
Program Specialist

Certifying Representative

Name (last, first):
Shaver, Deborah
Director, Office of Sponsored Programs

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
RUCC 1-3
RUCC 4-9
Approved Loan made 14 07 21
Approved Not made 00 01 01
Rejected 05 05 10
Total 19 13 32

2. Income of Applicants to Whom Loans Were Made

Lowest/Highest Incomes
Lowest Income: $9,252 Highest Income: $140,409

Average Income
Sum of Incomes Loans Made Average Annual Income
$1,112,939 21 $52,997

Number and Percentage of Loans Made to Applicants by Income Range
Income Ranges Total
or Less
or More
Number of Loans 01 01 06 10 00 03 21
Percentage of Loans 4.76% 4.76% 28.57% 47.62% 0% 14.29% 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 11 52.38%
With interest buy-down only 00 0%
With loan guarantee only 10 47.62%
With both interest buy-down and loan guarantee 00 0%
Total 21 100%

Loan Type Summary
Type of Loan Number of Loans Dollar Value of Loans
Revolving Loans 00 $0
Partnership Loans 21 $91,291
Total 21 $91,291

4. Interest Rates

Interest Rates
Lowest 3%
Highest 5%

Interest Rate Summary
Sum of Interest Rates Number of Loans Made Average Interest Rate
85 21 4.04761904761905%

Number of Loans Made by Interest Rate
Interest Rate Number of loans
0.0% to 2.0% 00
2.1% to 4.0% 10
4.1% to 6.0% 11
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 21

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 01 $675
Hearing 13 $59,513
Speech communication 00 $0
Learning, cognition, and developmental 00 $0
Mobility, seating and positioning 07 $19,603
Daily living 01 $2,500
Environmental adaptations 00 $0
Vehicle modification and transportation 01 $9,000
Computers and related 00 $0
Recreation, sports, and leisure 00 $0
Total 23 $91,291

6. 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

Parents needed an accessible van with a lift for their 13-year-old son who has Cerebral Palsy. Their old van was falling apart, and their son was getting too heavy to transfer into it. Their past payment history was great, but the dad had been unable to work for several months during the pandemic and had gotten behind on some bills. He returned to work and caught up on all his payments, but their credit score suffered. IATP staff helped them with their search to find an affordable van. The loan review committee voted to guarantee the loan and we received this letter of thanks... "Being thankful would be an understatement for how our family feels at this moment. K*** has so many more opportunities now. Going from a transfer process to van with a lift will affects his everyday life. Now traveling to out of state doctors with a vehicle meeting K***’s needs won’t be so strenuous, especially after surgeries. Our life is crazy enough and when Idaho Assistive Technology was able to step in, the possibilities changed for us. We had issues getting financial help and IATP staff was able to get the bank to look deeper in our situation and persuade them to take us in. They were able to give us the chance we desperately needed to better our son's life. K*** is one happy boy thanks to Idaho Assistive Technology!"