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The Florida Alliance for Assistive Services & Technology (FAAST), Inc. is pleased to announce that Family Café’ has been selected the FAAST Northwest Regional Demonstration Center to improve the quality of life for all Floridians with disabilities through advocacy and awareness activities that increase access to and acquisition of assistive services and technology. Pending successful negotiation of contract, service will begin October 15, 2015.
FAAST Inc. received 5 letters of intent in response to the RFP. These proposals covered a wide range of services such as an assistive technology loan program, assistive technology device demonstrations, training, information and referral, structured presentations, educational conferences and public awareness activities designed to promote education, employment, community living, and telecommunications/information technologies (IT).
The FAAST NWRDC will offer regional services to individuals residing in the catchment area of Gulf, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin, Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor counties.
Three full proposals were formally reviewed. The decision process was enabled by 5 FAAST Board of Director Members that reside in the Northwest region and 1 staff member that works at FAAST Headquarters. These reviewers judged the proposals on ten criteria. The committee reviewed the proposals and made the final selection of Family Cafe. Thank you to all the entities that submitted proposals. Below is how the entities ranked after scoring.
1.Family Café – Awardee
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FAAST, Inc. provides short-term loans where consumers and professionals throughout the state can borrow Assistive Technology (AT) devices for a period of up to 30 days from their designated RDC.