A presentation will be made today at 4 p.m. at Southern Arkansas University’s Donald W. Reynolds Campus and Community Center on the Alternative Financing Program.
AFP provides persons with diabilities access to extended-term, at or below market-rate loans for the purchase of assistive technology.
The loan program is sponsored by the Department of Career Education’s Arkansas Rehabilitation Services Division.
To be eligible, Arkansas residents must have a certified disability and need assistive technology. Family members, guardians or authorized representatives may apply on behalf of a disabled individual. Applicants must be 18 or older or have a co-signer age 18 or older.
Assistive technology is any item, piece of equipment or product system that is used to increase, maintain or improve functional capabilities of disabled persons. Examples might include power wheelchairs, electronic reading devices, power lift chairs, driving aids/devices, and home modifications to name a few.
A credit history review is required, but even if you are unemployed or have a poor credit history, you still may qualify. Circumstances unique to your credit history and income will be considered on an individual basis.