The FAAST Strategic Plan: FAAST 2020
The Strategic Plan should guide the Board of Directors, Assistive Technology Advisory, committees, staff, and the Regional Demonstration Centers (RDCs) for the next 3 to 5 years. It outlines the purpose, goals, strategies and performance measures.
Mission Statement: The FAAST Mission is 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.
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Vision Statement: The leaders in facilitating public private partnerships to provide assistive technology devices and services that will enable persons with disabilities full participation in all aspects of life.
Values Statement: We value each individual’s right to achieve their highest potential and possibilities.
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To align with the enabling statute, FS 413.407, five goals were set to carry out the mission, with a sixth goal to sustain a strong infrastructure.
In accordance with Pub. L. No. 108-364, the council shall:
(a) Investigate financing options that will increase access to and funding for assistive technology devices and assistive technology services.
(b) Develop assistive technology demonstrations, reutilization programs, and loan programs.
(c) Provide training and technical assistance in order to increase knowledge and awareness of the uses and benefits of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services.
(d) Promote public awareness activities designed to provide information relating to the benefits of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services.
(e) Promote coordination and collaboration among public and private entities that are responsible for policies, procedures, or funding for the provision of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services.
1. Financing – Diversify the revenue streams by looking to public and private funding sources, especially foundations. Will work to expand financing options for assistive technology.
2. Assistive Technology – Develop assistive technology demonstrations, reutilization programs, and loan programs.
3. Training and Assistance – Provide training and technical assistance to increase knowledge and awareness of the uses and benefits of assistive technology devices and services.
4. Public Awareness – Increase public awareness of the benefits of assistive technology devices and assistive technology services.
5. Public Policy – Lead in coordinating and collaborating with public and private entities to influence policies, procedures and funding.
6. FAAST Structure – Maintaining a strong private foundation with sufficient resources and leadership.
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Strategies are approaches to achieving the six goals. They should be spread over the span of the plan.
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1.1. Government Funding – Sustain and expand the federal, state, and local government grants for FAAST.
184.108.40.206. Key Performance Indicators
220.127.116.11.1. By 2017, the FAAST revenue will be 75% public financing and 25% private financing.
18.104.22.168.2. By 2019, the FAAST revenue will be 65% public financing and 35% private financing.
1.2. Private Sector – Explore new methods to generate revenue, considering:
1.2.1. Monetize the Body of Knowledge
22.214.171.124. Key Performance Indicators
126.96.36.199.1. By 2015, define FAAST core services.
188.8.131.52.2. By 2016, using the list of core services, FAAST and RDC staff will investigate fee-for-service options.
184.108.40.206.3. By 2017, develop and implement a FAAST business plan.
1.2.2. Device Re-Utilization/Service Provider Fees
220.127.116.11. Key Performance Indicators
18.104.22.168.1. By 2015, concerning service provider fees, FAAST will develop a list of fee-for-service each RDC will provide.
22.214.171.124.2. By 2016, FAAST will begin a professional development system for all RDC staff members to enhance fee-for-service options.
126.96.36.199.3. By 2017, FAAST will improve its infrastructure to take advantage of fee-for-service activities by becoming a registered service provider with funding sources.
1.2.3. Outreach to Community Partners for Value Compensation
188.8.131.52. Key Performance Indicators
184.108.40.206.1. By 2016, using the list of core services, FAAST and RDC staff will investigate service options for key community partners for specific assistive technology services.
220.127.116.11.2. By 2017, FAAST will evaluate the RDC service delivery model to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of service provision.
18.104.22.168.3. By 2018, using the results of the 2017 evaluation, FAAST will restructure its service delivery model to take advantage of community partners to better serve all Floridians with disabilities.
1.2.4. Leverage FAAST Foundation
22.214.171.124. Key Performance Indicators
126.96.36.199.1. By 2016, FAAST will develop a plan on leveraging the FAAST Foundation to community partners and private grants.
188.8.131.52.2. By 2017, FAAST will begin work on securing private donations to equal 1% of its operating budget.
184.108.40.206.3. By 2020, FAAST will have secured private donations to equal 3% of its operating budget.
1.2.5. Seek Private Grants
220.127.116.11. Key Performance Indicators
18.104.22.168.1. By 2016, FAAST will submit proposals for two private grants.
22.214.171.124.2. By 2017, FAAST will submit proposals for four private grants, securing funding in a partnership capacity for at least one grant.
126.96.36.199.3. By 2020, FAAST will secure funding for two private grants.
1.3. Community Specific Resources – Develop opportunities and resources, using the RDCs and opportunities through the 501c3 Foundation, to rise community specific funding.
188.8.131.52. Key Performance Indicators
184.108.40.206.1. By 2016, FAAST will develop a plan on leveraging the FAAST Foundation to community partners and private grants. The plan will include statewide opportunities as well as community prospects.
220.127.116.11.2. By 2017, FAAST will conduct one fundraiser to benefit a RDC.
18.104.22.168.3. By 2018, FAAST will conduct two fundraisers to benefit RDCs.
22.214.171.124.4. By 2019, FAAST will conduct three fundraisers to benefit RDCs.
126.96.36.199.5. By 2020, FAAST will conduct four fundraisers to benefit RDCs.