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North Dakota Assistive

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Applicant Information

The Possibilities Fund was established for the sole purpose of purchasing assistive technology (AT) devices and services for people residing in North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota.  These funds are limited and based on the amount of dollars ASSISTIVE has received through fundraising efforts. 

Individuals that are impacted by disability and/or aging often have expenses that are above and beyond what insurance and other funding programs will cover. This program is intended to be a funding alternative for those persons who either have no personal resources available and/or have been denied or found ineligible for other public or private funding sources to purchase AT.  This program is intended to be a last resort and cannot supplant other public funding avenues (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid, Medicaid Waiver programs, vocational rehabilitation, or public schools). 

Eligibility

Any individual who meets all the criteria noted below may apply, or have an application submitted on their behalf:

  1. Individual with a documented disability.
  2. Individual who resides in North Dakota or Moorhead, MN.
  3. Individual who makes 100% or below median income.
  4. The AT requested is not covered under any other funding source (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid, Waiver programs, vocational rehabilitation,  or public schools).
  5. The AT device or services requested needs to be related to the functional limitations of the disability. 
  6. No funds will be awarded for AT that has already been purchased.

Awards, Review, and Award Process

Grant applications are accepted 4 times per year. The deadlines are February 1st, May 1st, August 1st, and November 1st. These applications are reviewed by a committee and are awarded based on the availability of funds and the eligibility and need of the applicants. Only applications that are completed in full will be reviewed. Award decision letters will go out to all applicants whose applications were reviewed.

There will be no cap set on the amount that may be requested, but it is expected awards will not exceed $2000. As public or private funds may only cover a portion of AT costs, Possibility Funds can be used in partnership to close that gap.

The Possibilities Fund only pays the vendors of equipment and services directly. The equipment purchased is the property of the applicant. 

Please call the Assistive main office for application forms and questions: 1-800-895-4728.

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