Institute Reuse Request for Proposal
Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT), a program of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, has announced a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) focused on assistive technology reuse or reutilization.
Reutilization programs are those in which pre-owned devices are donated, repaired or refurbished as needed, and then offered for sale, loan or give away to people with disabilities. These programs offer concrete solutions for people who need items that public sources will not pay for (including backup devices), or for those who have an acute need for a device while they pursue funding.
Purpose of this Request for Proposal
PIAT is providing funding to enhance the scope of assistive technology reutilization available to people with disabilities in Pennsylvania. This competitive Request for Proposal is offered to develop new reuse programs, as well as to enhance existing ones.
The total amount under the RFP is $25,000, contingent upon availability of funds, and will be awarded for the period October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017. Grant awards will range from $1,000 to $5,000. Proposals should reflect the amount requested and PIAT reserves the right to award amounts less than that proposed by the bidder.
The deadline for submitting applications is 3:00 p.m. on September 15, 2016. E-mail submissions should be sent to JAMIE.PRIOLI@TEMPLE.EDU.
All questions relating to the RFP and related activities must be submitted via e-mail to Jamie.Prioli@temple.edu by 3:00 p.m. September 1, 2016. Answers will be emailed to all those submitting questions and other known bidders by September 5, 2016.
The awards will be announced September 25, 2016 with work to begin on October 1, 2016 and end on September 30, 2017.