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.
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.
Amount of Funding
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. Please watch the VA Home Loans site and other governmental grant (www.Grants.gov) affiliated sites for the Notice of Funding Availability.
How to Apply
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 Grants.gov, click here or search using the following terms:
Opportunity Title: Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology Grant, or Opportunity Number (FY2016): VA-SAHAT-16-01, or Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 64.051
To be eligible for federal contracts and grants, organizations must register for a Dun & Bradsreet DUNS Number and a System for Award Management (SAM) account:
For DUNS registration, see: https://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/
For SAM registration, see: https://www.sam.gov/SAM/
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 SAHINFO.VBACO@va.gov