Asset Accumulation and Tax Policy Project (AATP)
HARKIN ANNOUNCES FUNDS FOR DISABILITY RESEARCH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2003
WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that the University of Iowa College of Law is receiving a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Disability and Rehabilitations Research Projects Program to develop and disseminate a new and comprehensive body of knowledge to improve the economic independence, social empowerment, and community integration of people with disabilities. Harkin is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds education programs.
“I am pleased that the University of Iowa is receiving these important funds to improve independence and integrations of those with disabilities,” Harkin said. “Innovative research like this is important to ensure that people with disabilities are given the tools to reach their full potential.”
The Asset Accumulation and Tax Policy Project (AATP) will examine the relation between tax policy and asset accumulation for persons with disabilities, and resultant improvements in economic and community integration.
The Law, Health Policy, and Disability Center at the University of Iowa College of Law will work on this project with Southern New Hampshire University, the National Federation of Community Credit Unions, the World Institute on Disability, and the National Cooperative Bank Development Corporation.
It is anticipated that this funding will be renewed for a total of five years.