Application Accessibility Support
Application Accessibility Support for Deaf persons or persons with disabilities
Applicants who are Deaf or have a disability and need support to complete their grant applications can apply for funds to cover the costs of assistance from Service Providers. Up to $500 is available per eligible applicant in each calendar year. Please contact your Grant Program Manager at least six weeks before the grant program deadline to determine eligibility, request application support funding, and to review the process for payment to be made to your Service Provider. Requests for application support require approval from the Grant Program Manager.
For additional information, please contact the Grant Program Manager for the program you will be applying to as soon as possible.
Application Support Service Provider:
A Service Provider supports a grant applicant who self-identifies as a Deaf person or person with a Disability in submitting their grant application to the TAC. The grant applicant selects the Service Provider, enters into an agreement with them regarding services, timing and cost. If the applicant is satisfied with the services provided, they will give the Service Provider the TAC Application ID associated with the grant. The Service Provider may then submit an invoice to TAC for up to a maximum of $500.
What Assistive Services Qualify?:
Services may include any assistance needed for an applicant to be able to navigate TAC’s online grants system and complete and submit a grant application, including ASL to English translation.
Service Provider Payments:
After the applicant has contacted and received approval from their Grant Program Manager about their request for application support, they must provide TAC with contact information for their Service Provider including a phone number and email address. TAC will provide the Service Provider with an Invoice Template: the Service Provider must invoice TAC directly for services provided using the Invoice Template. Payments will be provided within 2-4 weeks of TAC receiving the invoice. Service Providers should note the full cost of their services to the applicant, even if they will exceed the $500 available per eligible applicant per year.
In the event that the applicant does not submit their application, the Service Provider may still submit an invoice for services rendered as long as the application has been started in TAC Grants Online and there is a valid Application ID identified on the invoice.
To help with the process of assisting applicants apply to TAC, Service Providers should download the following guide:
Application Accessibility Support: Guide to Service Providers (PDF)