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The G.A.S.K.I.N.S. Charity was awarded grant funding from AARP to provide 10 eligible program participants with simple technology solutions to improve safety, enhance health, increase socialization, advance productivity, and ensures a better quality of life.  Eligible applicants must: 

1) Meet Arizona HUD low income thresholds (HUD Link).

2) Be 62 years of age or older.

3) Need a simple technology solution that facilitated a better quality of life. 

4) Have proof of eligibility requirements 

5) Willing to participate in program promotions and improvement activities (pre/post surveys, testimonies, photo release, equipment trainings, and follow up on product performance). 

To be considered for awards, apply for eligibility. Eligible candidates will advance to the  2nd phase of the application process.   



Charity Grant Eligibility Requirements

    • May change annually
    • Are aligned with the Charity's IRS approved 501(c)(3) program.
    • Applicants must meet grant requirements at contractual signing.
    • Applicant must verify low-moderate income status (HUD Link).

Do-It-Yourself Product Grants

Qualifying applicants will be granted access to discounted and free equipment specifically identified as beneficial to the applicant's needs at home and/or in the workspaces. Many of these items are easy to install have a retail value of $5,000 or less. If an applicant is not able to install the equipment, they may be eligible to receive professional installation from a CEDIA Certified Installation Technician.

COMMONLY PURCHASED ITEMS

Hearing Impaired: Lighting Control Systems, Assistive Listening Devices, Sound Dampening Windows, Echo Dampening Flooring/Ceiling/Walls, Life Threat Signalers, and more.

Visually Impaired: Voice Control, Music Therapy, Automated Access, Intercom, Light Adjustable Window Treatments, Textured Wall Coverings, Decorative Guiding Bars and Way-Finding Rails, Electronic Glasses, and more.

Physically Limited: Ramps, Railing, Lighting, Voice Control Systems, Automated Window Treatments, Bathroom Modifications, Appliance Modifications, Door Modifications, Closet Modifications, Stair Assistance, Intercom Systems, Fall Sensors, and more.

STEP ONE: Applicants Apply for Funding.

STEP TWO: Our Certified Living in Place Professional (CLIPP) reviews application documentation to determine eligibility. The CLIPP determine the appropriate items for applicant needs.

STEP THREE: Eligible applicants' information will be presented to Board Members for ranking approvals. The highest ranking applicants will be funded first.

STEP FOUR: Applicants will be notified of grant awards when funding is available.

STEP FIVE: Approved Participants will receive a one time Product Code to purchase approved items.

STEP SIX: Approved Participants are encouraged to thank their contributors within six months of project completion and complete a satisfaction survey after one year of installation.

ADDITIONAL STEP: If the Approved Participant needs equipment installation, our CEDIA Certified Installer will schedule an installation and provide user training upon completion.

Small Grants

Small modification projects require our Certified Living in Place Professional (CLIPP) staff to conduct a Home-visit Assessment to observe how an approved program participant manages their daily activities. These assessments are later staffed with our CEDIA Certified Integration Technician. Together, they develop a scope of work with the family members that will benefit from the modifications.

Eligible homeowners can benefit from smart home modifications between $5,000 and $50,000. These projects are usually focused on three or fewer alterations to the home. These renovations require permission from the homeowner and commitment to remain in the home for one or more years. 

STEP ONE: Applicants Apply for Funding.

STEP TWO: Our Certified Living in Place Professional (CLIPP) reviews application documentation to determine eligibility.

STEP THREE: The CLIPP and the CIT schedule a home-visit to meet with the family and complete the application process and create a scope of work with cost estimates.


STEP FOUR: Eligible applicant scope of work with estimated cost is presented to Board Members for ranking approvals. The highest ranking applicants will be funded first.

STEP FIVE: Applicants will be notified of grant awards as funding becomes available.

STEP SIX: The CIT will solicit three qualifying bids if necessary.

STEP SEVEN: Awarded Participants will receive an onboarding communication which includes a schedule of events.

STEP EIGHT: Awarded Participants are encouraged to thank their contributors within six months of project completion and complete a satisfaction survey after one year of installation.

STEP NINE: Awarded Participants may be required to submit  annual product and installation surveys for three years.

Large Grants

Eligible homeowners can benefit from smart home renovations above $50,000. These renovations usually involve structural changes and require  participant homeownership. Program participants must remain in the home until the loan is forgiven. 

These grant projects require intense oversight. The approved homeowner signed a contractual agreement that allows a second lien on the home. The loan will depreciate by 10% or more per year until it is entirely forgiven. 

Applicants may be eligible for additional fundraising campaigns. This is usually in the form of a written letter to funders, a website posted story board outlining why the funding is needed, agreeing to market partner products by participating in a commercial for the partner donor and other innovative ways to increase funding for the project.

STEP ONE: Applicants Apply for Funding.

STEP TWO: Our Certified Living in Place Professional (CLIPP) reviews application documentation to determine eligibility.

STEP THREE: The CLIPP and the CIT schedule a home-visit to meet with the family and complete the application process and create a scope of work with cost estimates.


STEP FOUR: Eligible applicant scope of work with estimated cost is presented to Board Members for ranking approvals. The highest ranking applicants will be funded first.

STEP FIVE: Applicants will be notified of grant awards as funding becomes available.

STEP SIX: The CIT will solicit three qualifying bids. 

STEP SEVEN: Awarded Participants will receive an onboarding communication which includes a schedule of events.

STEP EIGHT: Awarded Participants are encouraged to thank their contributors within six months of project completion and complete a satisfaction survey after one year of installation.

STEP NINE: Awarded Participants may be required to submit  annual product and installation surveys.