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Your UCP: National October 11, 2003
Bellows Fund

Bellows Fund

Guidelines and Application for Eligible Assistive Technology for UCP's Bellows Program

Allowable Requests for Assistive Technology Equipment

The federal definition of assistive technology is:

    "Any piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities."
Some examples of eligible assistive technology:

  • Wheelchairs (manual and electric)
  • Augmentative Communication Devices
  • Environmental Controls
  • Computer Equipment
  • Lifts
  • Hearing Aids

    This list is not meant to be inclusive or exclusive of requests eligible for funding under the Elsie S. Bellows Fund.

Some examples of ineligible assistive technology:

  • Automobiles
  • Evaluations or other Assistive Technology "services"
  • Furniture and appliances (that is not adapted)

    This list is not meant to be inclusive or exclusive of requests ineligible for funding under the Elsie S. Bellows Fund.

Financial Need Requirement

By signing/certifying the Bellows Program application (text, PDF), the UCP affiliate executive director assures that the UCP affiliate "deems" the Bellows Fellows recipient is "in financial need."

Assurances

By signing/certifying the applications, the UCP affiliate executive director assures UCP that all elements of the application submitted are accurate. Electronic submissions need to come from the e-mail address of the executive director with a brief narrative supporting the application.


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