VA through its Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology (SAHAT) Grant Program is authorized to award grants of up to $200,000 per fiscal year to persons or entities to encourage the development of specially adapted housing assistive technologies. The FY2020 grant solicitation period is to be determined, but may open mid-December and close late February.
There are many emerging technologies that could improve home adaptions or enhance a Veteran's or Servicemember's ability to live independently, such as voice-recognition and voice-command operations, living environment controls, and adaptive feeding equipment. VA has defined "new assistive technology" as an advancement that could aid or enhance the ability of a Veteran or Servicemember to live in an adapted home.
Please note: SAHAT funding does not support the construction or modification of residential dwellings for accessibility. Veterans and Servicemembers interested in adapting their home for barrier-free living are encouraged to review this factsheet to identify Home Adaptation programs offered by VA.
For FY2020, VA is authorized to award up to $1 million in grant funds for the SAHAT Grant Program. The number of grants VA will fund will be based on application quality and funding availability. The maximum grant award is limited to $200,000 per grant recipient.
Interested applicants must register and apply through www.grants.gov during the application period stated on the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). Applications will not be accepted outside of the application period and each application must meet the requirements provided in the NOFA and at www.grants.gov. To locate the funding opportunity on www.grants.gov, click here or search using the following terms: Opportunity Title: Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology Grant, or Opportunity Number (FY2020): VA-SAHAT-20-05, or Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 64.051
To be eligible for federal contracts and grants, organizations must register for a Dun & Bradstreet DUNS Number and a System for Award Management (SAM) account: For DUNS registration, see: http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/ For SAM registration, see: https://sam.gov/SAM/
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The SAHAT Grant Program transfers grants funds through the Department of Health and Human Services Payment Management System (PMS). SAHAT grant recipients will need to register with the PMS in order to access SAHAT grant funds. For information on the PMS, please refer to: https://pms.psc.gov/ For more information on the SAHAT Grant Program, please write to SAHAT.VBAVACO@va.gov
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