The Vermont Center received notification in July 2012, that the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) has awarded
the Vermont Center 's Equipment Distribution Program a grant for $63,000; renewable for 3 years for a potential total of $190,000.
The award is FCC's pilot program to promote equipment distribution programs nationwide to better serve consumers who are deaf and blind. Under the CVAA (Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010) only low-income individuals who are deaf-blind are eligible to receive equipment. Applicants must provide verification of their status as low income and deaf-blind.