By Shannon Coe, CFILC’s Reuse & Finance Coordinator
It’s alive! The AT Network has resurrected its Repair and Reuse Fund. With a new face lift to the online application, we would like to highlight some of the changes. The most important change is that organizations can now submit up to five devices for repairs each week, up to $1000 for each device. After submitting the applications and attaching the photos of the devices and a 501(c)(3) letter for first time applicants, tracking numbers will be sent to the applicant to ensure all devices submitted are matched to the photos attached to the online application. Receipts for the devices repaired must be submitted within 30 days from when the application was approved.
Only organizations with a 501(c)(3) letter that accept donated AT devices can apply for funds. Organizations may not use the funds to repair AT devices owned by individuals. The repaired device must be reassigned to new owner. We will be accepting applications on a continuous basis until the fund is exhausted or until April 30th, 2012.
You can learn more about the AT Repair and Reuse Fund at http://www.atnet.org/repairfund.php and apply for funding at http://atnet.org/application/application-for-funding.php. If you cannot access these links, you can also go directly to http://www.atnet.org and click on “Limited time only: AT Repair and Reuse Fund Application.”
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