Summary: H.R.1170 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (05/19/2009)

Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants to encourage the development of new assistive technologies for specially adapted housing for disabled veterans. Limits grant amounts to $200,000 annually per recipient.

Provides that if a grant recipient is awarded a patent related to assistive technology developed with grant amounts, the Secretary shall retain no less than a 30% interest in the patent.

Provides grant funds. Terminates grant authority five years after the enactment of this Act.