Possibilities Grant dollars cannot be used to pay for devices or services purchased prior to approval of your application.
It is important that all potential forms of funding for AT have been investigated and explored before applying. Review your private health, Medicare andMedicaid insurance policies to determine what assistive technology or durable medical equipment coverage is provided.
The Possibilities Grant is a last resort funding program, meaning all other funding sources must be used before an applicant will be considered. It also means if a certain entity is required to pay for AT, this program will not cover it. For example, AT required by law to be purchased by a school will not be funded by this grant. In addition, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices will not be funded as well as they are paid for by most insurances; this includes tablets with AAC apps for communication purposes.