National Assistive Technology Act Data System

Annual Progress Report - Full Report

Idaho 2022

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):
Marronick, Sarah
Interim 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):

Certifying Representative

Name (last, first):
Martonick, Sarah
Interim 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 07 05 12
Approved Not made 00 00 00
Rejected 00 00 00
Total 07 05 12

2. Income of Applicants to Whom Loans Were Made

Lowest/Highest Incomes
Lowest Income: $11,580 Highest Income: $103,000

Average Income
Sum of Incomes Loans Made Average Annual Income
$542,077 12 $45,173

Number and Percentage of Loans Made to Applicants by Income Range
Income Ranges Total
or Less
or More
Number of Loans 01 05 01 01 01 03 12
Percentage of Loans 8.33% 41.67% 8.33% 8.33% 8.33% 25% 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 04 33.33%
With interest buy-down only 00 0%
With loan guarantee only 08 66.67%
With both interest buy-down and loan guarantee 00 0%
Total 12 100%

Loan Type Summary
Type of Loan Number of Loans Dollar Value of Loans
Revolving Loans 00 $0
Partnership Loans 12 $58,287
Total 12 $58,287

4. Interest Rates

Interest Rates
Lowest 2.75%
Highest 6%

Interest Rate Summary
Sum of Interest Rates Number of Loans Made Average Interest Rate
48 12 4%

Number of Loans Made by Interest Rate
Interest Rate Number of loans
0.0% to 2.0% 00
2.1% to 4.0% 08
4.1% to 6.0% 04
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 12

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 12 $18,526
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 06 $39,761
Computers and related 00 $0
Recreation, sports, and leisure 00 $0
Total 18 $58,287

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? 1
Activity 1
How would you describe this state financing activity?Telecommunications equipment distribution

2. Geographic Distribution, Number of Individuals Who Acquired AT Devices and Services and Number for whom Performance Measure Data are Collected

County of ResidenceIndividuals Served
A. Metro (RUCC 1-3)7
B. Non-Metro (RUCC 4-9)3
C. Total Served10

Performance Measure
D. Excluded from Performance Measure0
E. Number of Individuals Included in Performance Measures10

If a number is reported in D you must provide a description of the reason the individuals are excluded from the performance measure:

3. Types and Dollar Amounts of AT Funded

Type of AT Device / ServiceNumber of Devices
Value of
AT Provided
Vision 9$2,327
Hearing 4$967
Speech communication0$0
Learning, cognition, and developmental 0$0
Mobility, seating and positioning1$55
Daily living 0$0
Environmental adaptations0$0
Vehicle modification and transportation 0$0
Computers and related 0$0
Recreation, sports, and leisure0$0

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? 0

D. Anecdote

A young woman needed a loan for an accessible van. Her DTI was fine, but her credit score was below bank standards. She is young and needs more time to build enough credit history, but what credit she has so far is spotless. She lives within her means and puts 15% or more of her income in savings each month to put down a third of the cost of the van. She has paralysis of her lower body and uses a wheelchair. She says her dream is to have a vehicle to be more independent in getting to work and appointments for herself and her baby. She says that when she has a goal, she takes it seriously, as shown in her determination to save for this van. This woman is also a VR client and works for the Department of Labor, so she has much support. The loan committee voted to guarantee this loan, but before I could process it, the client called me back to say she had received an additional $4,000 to put down on the van from her DOL career planner’s husband, who rallied his team at work to raise the money. She also told me that her local Center for Independent Living director was teaching her to drive. Then the vendor called to say he was putting some extra work into the van and wanted to reduce the price for the client because he wanted her first vehicle to be a great experience. When all was said and done, the loan came out to less than half the original amount we approved.