Maine people using Assistive Technology

What qualifies for a loan?

mPower provides flexible-term loans to individuals with disabilities in Maine. mPowerfunds can be used to purchase adaptive equipment, Assistive Technology, or to make home modifications.

mPower also provides flexible-term loans to Maine business owners for the purchase, construction, or installation of adaptive equipment that allows those with disabilities to be independent and to make your business more accessible.

Loans are available from $250 up to $100,000.

Our objective is to enable individuals with disabilities to achieve independence at home and in the community. mPower Loans are based on income and the individual’s ability to repay the loan. Loans can be taken by you, a friend, or a family member. As loans are repaid, money is made available for additional mPower loans. This loan fund has been an ongoing resource for Mainers with disability-related needs since 1988.

What Qualifies?

Woman in wheelchair using adapted vanWhat qualifies for an mPower loan? Any kind of equipment, device or access-related modification that makes you, a friend, or a family member more independent.

Types of adaptive equipment include:

  • Tablets and Smart devices
  • Wheelchairs and Scooters
  • Hearing Aids
  • Computer technology
  • Assistive Animals
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Ramps and Stair Lifts
  • Recreational Equipment
  • Adapted Vehicles
  • Home Access Modifications

How do I apply for a loan?

Personal Loans

To apply, please contact Alpha One at 800-640-7200 (v/tty) or via e-mail info@alphaonenow.org

Business Loans

To apply, please contact FAME at 800-228-3734 (voice), 207-626-2717 (tty) or via e-mail business@famemaine.com