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Maine Nonprofit Receives Federal Funding to Design Technology for Disabled Residents

January 13, 2023


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A Maine-based nonprofit that is creating innovative affordable living options for adults with disabilities has been awarded $509,000 in federal funding to design assistive “smart-home” technology for disabled residents at a development it plans to build in Scarborough.

This project was advanced by Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) in the fiscal 2023 omnibus appropriations package signed into law last month.

3i HoME will use the funds to design, implement, and analyze the impact of user-friendly, person-centered assistive/smart-home technology and telehealth applications for low-income people with complex needs and disabilities, said officials.

This first-of-its-kind project in Maine will be located in a new residential and commercial development being created at the site of the former Scarborough Downs racetrack 7 miles south of Portland.

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