PA Assistive Technology Foundation

PATF receives historic grant from U.S. Treasury
Provides loan capital for low-income borrowers
An older white man smiles seated in his blue mobility scooter outside in front of a bench and an apartment building. A quote is written across the photo that says Oh I love my new scooter. I dont feel the bumps. My new Cadillac.

Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF), is honored to receive a U.S. Department of Treasury two-year grant of nearly $1.4 million as part of the Community Development Financial Institution Rapid Response Program (CDFI RRP). These funds provide loan capital for CDFIs such as PATF to support underserved communities facing economic challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

For PATF this means we can continue to guarantee Low-Interest Loans and maintain our direct-lending Mini-Loan program.  

“In serving places that the financial sector historically hasn’t served well, CDFIs lift our whole economy up. We know that for every dollar injected into a CDFI, it catalyzes eight more dollars in private-sector investment, meaning that today’s announcement might lead to an additional $10 billion in investment,” said U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen at the award announcement.  

PATF is excited to be able to provide loans to more people with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians who are low-income so they may acquire the assistive technology that makes a difference in their lives.  

Learn more about the CDFI RRP awards.

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