All Wheelchair Van Grants

Grant money

Non-profit foundations and some companies offer grants, which is financial aid that doesn't need to be repaid. The dollar amounts can range from a couple hundred--capable of covering the purchase of mobility equipment like driving aids--to a few or even several thousand dollars that could fund a minivan conversion or the purchase of an entire wheelchair accessible van. Especially if you're able to combine the generous results of several grant applications.

To learn about applying for grants to buy mobility equipment, convert a pre-owned minivan, or buy a new handicap van, read "How to Apply for a Grant for Wheelchair Vans, Mobility Equipment, or Minivan Conversions."

We at AMS Vans have tried to make it easier than ever for you to locate these organizations and their funding. If you're ready to search for the handicap van grant(s) that is right for you, here's our fairly comprehensive list of possibilities:


Nationwide Disability Grants for Handicap Van Funding

Easter Seals
This enduring organization helps disabled people and their families overcome obstacles on the road to independence and reach personal goals.


State and Local Disability Grants and Other Funding Help

Alabama (AL)

National Resource Directory: disabilities assistance information source.

BBVA Compass: a non-profit organization, created with the specific goal of contributing to the comprehensive development of society through grants and volunteerism.

The Malone Family Foundation: promotes positive changes in the lives of people, who, in turn, can build and enhance the communities in which they live. We support initiatives that improve the quality of education, the motivation and the self-esteem of students from pre-kindergarten through higher education.

Joseph S. Bruno Charitable Foundation: committed to building community and improving people's lives by supporting organizations with grants and providing leadership that responds to challenges and creates positive change.

The Dekko Foundation: As community needs change, we continue to look for new ways to help young people build economic freedom. Besides responding to requests for support, we look for area gaps that inhibit the building of economic freedom. Then we use the Dekko Foundation's influence, along with human and financial resources, to bridge them.

The Community Foundation of West Alabama: a tax-exempt public charity, established by local individuals to meet local needs. It strives to build and strengthen our community by making it possible for a wide range of donors to create permanent charitable funds to meet critical needs. We evaluate and help coordinate the needs and services of our community, so that charitable gifts or grants are used effectively to fulfill our community's most critical needs.


Alaska (AK)

Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Assist. Tech. Program

The Assistive Technology (AT) program was created in 1990 through grants from the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research to the State of Alaska, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). Its purpose is to ensure all Alaskans have the assistive technology and related services they need to live, work and participate in their community.

The Homer Foundation
A community foundation and vehicle through which individuals, businesses, foundations, and organizations are able to make gifts, grants, and bequests to benefit Alaska's lower Kenai Peninsula. These assets are invested and prudently managed, and the income is used to address a broad spectrum of grant needs in the community.

MJ Murdock Charitable Trust
The trust is interested in a diverse range of projects and programs to enhance the quality of life in the region through disability grants. It emphasizes preventive efforts which address physical, spiritual, social, and psychological needs. Programs with a focus on youth are especially valued.

The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
Supports projects with grants that result in increased earnings, increased access to economic resources (housing, health care, or childcare), improved credit scores, and accumulation of assets (savings, home ownership, education) for low-income families and individuals.


Arizona (AZ)

Arizona Technology Access Program
Government loan program for assistive technology in the state of Arizona provides loans for vehicle modification.

Allyn Family Foundation
Accepts request for disability grants up to $5,000 for organizations concerned with the status, condition and treatment of women, children, minorities, and the underprivileged.

The Stocker Foundation
Improving the lives of children, youth, and families while strengthening communities where trustees reside in Arizona.

Sundt Foundation
Sundt focuses on the needs of disadvantaged children and adults. The Foundation receives most of its funding through employee contributions, which are matched by the company.


Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas Increasing Capabilities Access Network (ICAN)
ICAN AT4ALL is Arkansas' statewide assistive technology program designed to make technology available and accessible for everyone who needs it. Assistive technology (AT) is any kind of device or tool that helps people with disabilities learn, work, communicate, and live more independently.


California (CA)

The Eisner Foundation
Supports grants for disadvantaged children and people in Southern California and Los Angeles County.

Ellen G. & Edward G. Wong Family Foundation
Supports programs that give assistance to persons in developmental stages of life and to those in dire circumstances. Our primary fields of support are in education, children, Chinese cultural heritage, emergency services, and international goodwill. We limit our grants to San Diego County.


Colorado (CO)

AT Funding Sources
Colorado database to search for handicap grants for assistive technology, based on diagnosis, age, area of need, the type of device needed, and location in Colorado .

Community First Foundation
They use their resources to fund vital community initiatives, support non-profit organizations, and assist individuals with charitable giving within the Colorado area.


Connecticut (CT)

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
Awards hundreds of competitive grants and scholarships each year. In fact, in 2008, they distributed $8.9 million to hundreds of non-profit groups and students. Whether you're seeking funding as an individual or on behalf of a non-profit organization, they welcome your interest in these opportunities.


Delaware (DE)

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
(DVR) and their Independent Living (IL) component will potentially pay for modifications to a van if an individual meets DVR or IL general eligibility criteria, and if the van is no more than seven years old, with fewer than 70,000 miles. If the age and/or mileage are above those limits, these agencies will consider payment if a mechanic examines the condition of the vehicle. The reason for modifications must be employment-related to be considered for DVR funding. DVR and IL do not pay for the purchase of a van. Contact DVR regarding van modifications at its central office (302) 761-8275 or at its offices throughout the state. Contact IL at (302) 378-5779.

Paralyzed Veterans Association
PVA is a potential source of payment for van modifications, but not van purchases. Contact PVA at (302) 368-4898.

The Department of Veterans' Affairs
According to the Veterans Administration web site, “reimbursement for mini-van conversions will be made in an amount equal to or less than the average cost of a conventional van modification, plus 25% (service-connected only)”. For detailed information, contact the VA at (302) 994-2511.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association
The MDA offers grants for van lifts to individuals with any of the neuromuscular diseases in the association's program.

Those with Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits from the Social Security Administration can contact the agency about its Plan to Achieve Self Support (PASS). A PASS plan sets aside income to buy equipment or services in a way that keeps income, as well as resources, below the SSI eligibility cut-off so there are no reductions in benefits. The emphasis is on whether the handicap van or equipment will help the SSI recipient become vocationally self-sufficient. It's important for an individual to contact and receive the approval of Social Security before setting up a PASS plan. Once money has been set aside for a PASS, spending it on something else can result in the loss of SSI benefits.

Those who receive both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and SSI may be able to use another work-incentive program called the Impairment-Related Work Expense (IRWE) to purchase a vehicle.


Washington DC - The District of Columbia

District of Columbia Office of Veterans Affairs
Military veterans can qualify for a variety of benefits, such as monthly pensions, health care, education, and training, through the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Washington DC Assistive Technology Program
Assistive technology devices and services for residents of the District of Columbia


Florida (FL)

New Horizon Loan Program
The New Horizon Loan Program provides assistive technology and home-based business loans for Florida residents with disabilities.


Georgia (GA)

National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Georgia Chapter
The Georgia Chapter is here to address the challenges of each person whose life is affected by MS. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Georgia chapter provides personalized support, including education, counseling, services and grants to help the 8,500 families in the state of Georgia living with MS.

Social Security Work Incentives (IRWE)
This organization serves persons with a disability in Georgia. Applicants must meet all the eligibility requirements for SSI and SSDI with the exception of income and/or resources. If SSI is not received because of excess income or resources, deducting impairment-related work expenses may help an individual qualify for SSI. Impairment-related work expenses are deductible for SGA and SSI payment purposes when 1) the expenses are directly related to enabling an individual to work, 2) a person needs the item or services in order to work due to a severe physical or mental impairment, 3) the cost is paid by the person with a disability and is not reimbursable by another source such as Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, etc., and 4) the expense is reasonable (i.e., it represents the standard charge for the item or service in the person's community). For inquiries, contact Steve Mickens at 866-704-3482 at extension 13412 or TDD/TYY: 800-325-0778 steve.mickens@ssa.gov.


Wheelchair Van Loans and Disability Grants in Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii: Assistive Tech. Resource Centers of Hawaii (ATRC)


Idaho (ID)

Idaho Assistive Technology Project
Alternative Financing Program designed to help Idahoans obtain and use the assistive technology they need to be successful in employment, education, recreation and in the community. The Program is a collaboration between the Idaho Assistive Technology Alternative Financing Program, Idaho banks, and the Idaho Community Foundation. They have come together to provide low-interest loans to Idaho citizens with disabilities to purchase assistive technology.


Illinois (IL)

Illinois Assistive Technology Program
Provides funding advice to obtain grants for handicap vans and other assistive technology.


Indiana (IN)

Blue River Foundation
A non-profit, community corporation created by and for the people of the Shelby County area.

Efroymson Family Fund
To improve the lives of the disadvantaged, the fund supports programs, initiatives, and organizations that help people become self-sufficient, contributing members of their communities. The fund is also interested in supporting organizations with programs that offer less-advantaged individuals a chance to participate in activities designed to improve their quality of life.


Iowa (IA)

Iowa COMPASS
They help people with disabilities in Iowa find potential sources of funding for the purchase of assistive technology, like a handicapped van.

IowaAble Foundation
This foundation provides help for Iowans with disabilities through loan programs and alternative financial solutions to finance a wheelchair accessible van.


Kansas (KS)

Kansas Department on Aging
If you're 60 or older, the department offers financial assistance to help fund your purchase of a wheelchair accessible van or vehicle modifications.

Kansas Assistive Technology Co-operative
If you're in need of financial assistance to purchase assistive technology such as a wheelchair van or vehicle modifications, KATCO provides the resources for you.


Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky Assistive Technology Loan Corporation
KATLC offers low-interest loans for your needs in financing a wheelchair accessible van. This program provides low-interest fixed-rate loans in the range of $500.00 to $25,000.


Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network
LATAN provides assistance for people with disabilities to acquire assistive technology such as a handicap van.


Maine (ME)

mPower Loans
The mPower loan fund, also known as the Kim Wallace Adaptive Equipment Loan Program, is a citizen-funded loan program offering low-interest loans of $240 to $100,000 to assist in purchasing a handicap van.

Maine Cite
The Maine Cite provides information on benefits disabled people can receive, as well as a few resources to find financing for citizens of Maine interested in buying a wheelchair accessible van.


Maryland (MD)

Maryland Technology Assistance Program
The MD TAP provides tools to help Marylanders with disabilities by providing resources and loans to help fund assistive technology such as a handicap van.


Massachusetts (MA)

The Massachusetts Assistive Technology Loan Program
The Massachusetts ATLP provides people with disabilities access to low-interest cash loans to purchase handicap vans and vehicle modifications to accommodate a wheelchair.


Michigan (MI)

Michigan Assistive Technology Loan Fund
The Michigan ATLF provides low-interest loans to help you purchase a wheelchair accessible vehicle or to modify a vehicle.


Minnesota (MN)

Assistive Technology of Minnesota Micro Loan
ATMN offers the micro loan program at low interest and an installment plan that fits your budget to purchase a wheelchair van.

STAR
STAR provides a resource page of programs that assist Minnesotans with financing their handicap van. ATMN offers the micro loan program at low interest and an installment plan that fits your budget to purchase a wheelchair van.


Missouri (MO)

Kids Assistive Technology
The KAT Program provides limited funding for wheelchair accessible vehicles.


Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi Project START
Project START provides a resources page listing some of the funding provided for Mississippians in need of wheelchair vehicles.


Montana (MT)

MonTECH
The Montana Assistive Technology Program offers a financial loan program in partnership with Community Bank Missoula to help Montanans purchase a handicap van.


Nebraska (NE)

The Nebraska Assistive Technology Partnership
The Assistive Technology Partnership's Resource Specialists can help find the potential funding for a wheelchair accessible van.

Easter Seals Nebraska
Easter Seals Nebraska offers supplemental financing to Nebraskans with disabilities for purchase of wheelchair adapted vans.


Nevada (NV)

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
The CARE Loan Program offers low-interest financial loans for the purchase of handicap vans.

AT For Independent Living Program
The Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living and RAGE, Inc. provide a service to help individuals dreaming of living in the community by making vehicles more accessible.


New Hampshire (NH)

AT in NH
Assistive Technology in New Hampshire is a program that provides access to assistive technology solutions through equipment re-use, explorations, loans and low-cost funding alternatives.


New Jersey (NJ)

Disability Rights New Jersey
The Assistive Technology Advocacy Center provides a list of loan programs that can help fund a wheelchair accessible vehicle at low-interest rates.


New Mexico (NM)

Access Loan New Mexico
Access Loan New Mexico provides a statewide low-interest loan program for residents with disabilities to purchase handicap vans.

New Mexico Technology Assistance Loan Program
The NMTAP provides a loan program for disabled persons who are in need of assistance with financing assistive technology.


New York (NY)

Equipment Loan Fund for the Disabled
The New York State Office of Children and Family Services provides assistance and loans to help in the purchase of wheelchair vans.


North Carolina (NC)

Assistive Technology Program
A listing of potential assistive technology funding resources to help you finance your handicap van.


North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota Interagency Program for Assistive Technology
The NDIP for Assistive Technology helps people with disabilities obtain handicap equipment such as a wheelchair accessible van.


Ohio (OH)

The handicap funding listed below may or may not provide financing for wheelchair vans to individuals. Refer to the local Ohio grants providers for complete information.

Assistive Technology of Ohio
Assistive Technology of Ohio (AT Ohio) is a federally funded nonprofit organization housed at The Ohio State University. "AT Ohio's mission is to help Ohioans with disabilities learn about or acquire assistive technology. Assistive Technology refers to devices, equipment or services that assist individuals with disabilities to function independently in the areas of work, home or school."


Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma ABLE Tech
The Oklahoma Assistive Technology Program offers financing options for residents, including the Alternative Financing Program. This is a low-interest loan used to purchase assistive technology.


Oregon (OR)

Blanche Fischer Foundation
BFF makes direct grants on behalf of individuals with physical disabilities to help them in financing a wheelchair van.

Oregon Technology Access Program
OTAP provides training, information, technical assistance and resources regarding the uses of technology for children with disabilities.

Metropolitan Family Service
Ways to Work is a national program of Alliance for Children and Families that helps qualified working parents unable to get funds elsewhere to receive loans to purchase a wheelchair vehicle.


Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation
PATF is a non-profit organization that provides low-interest loans to people with disabilities so they can finance a handicapped van.

Institute on Disabilities Funding for Assistive Technology
The Institute on Disabilities supports Pennsylvania's Initiative on Assistive Technology to assist people with disabilities in purchasing a wheelchair accessible van.


Rhode Island (RI)

TechACCESS of Rhode Island
TechACCESS provides a list of resources that can help disabled persons living in Rhode Island purchase a handicap van with supplemental funding.


South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina Assistive Technology Program
The SCATP provides some funding resources that can help you in financing a handicap van purchase.

South Carolina Assistive Technology Loan Program
This program offers loan guarantees and interest rate subsidies to qualifying South Carolinians with disabilities to purchase equipment such as a wheelchair accessible vehicle.


South Dakota (SD)

DakotaLink
The Digital Federal Credit Union provides low-interest loans to help people with disabilities living in South Dakota purchase a handicap van.


Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee Technology Access Program
The TTAP helps Tennessee citizens with disabilities find financial aid to help fund the purchase of a handicapped van.


Texas (TX)

Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
DARS mission is to work in partnership with Texans with disabilities to improve the quality of their lives and enable their full participation in society.


Utah (UT)

Utah Assistive Technology Foundation
The UATF is a private, non-profit organization that works with Zions Bank and the Utah MicroEnterprise Loan Fund to provide low-interest loans for disabled people to purchase assistive technology, like a wheelchair accessible van.

The Utah Center for Assistive Technology
UCAT provides a list of resources that can help you find the necessary funding to help in the purchase of a handicap van.


Vermont (VT)

Opportunities Credit Union
The Opportunities Credit Union provides affordable financing and terms for disabled people living in Vermont to purchase a wheelchair van.


Virginia (VA)

NewWell Fund
They provide a low interest loan program for people with disabilities for the purchase of assistive technology such as a handicap van.

Virginia Assistive Technology System
VATS was established in 1990 with commitment to increasing awareness, accessibility and acquisition of assistive technology.


Washington (WA)

Washington Access Fund
Washington Access Fund provides low-cost loans to people with disabilities living in Washington to finance a wheelchair accessible vehicle.


West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia Assistive Technology System (WVATS)
The Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED) has supported people of all ages with developmental and other disabilities and their families in the movement from institutional to community settings; in the development of inclusive educational opportunities; in the preparation of professionals to meet the needs of those with the most severe disabilities and behavioral challenges; and in utilizing interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art services to support the health and related needs of people with developmental and other disabilities.


Wisconsin (WI)

WisLoan
The WisLoan provides low-interest loans to help disabled people in Wisconsin to purchase assistive technology such as a wheelchair van.


Wyoming (WY)

WYTAP Financial Assistance Program
For people with disabilities looking for financial assistance, the WYTAP Financial Assistance Program provides interest buy-down for the purchase of a handicap vehicle.


Medical Grants by Disability

Paralyzing, Cancerous Brain or Spinal Tumor

CancerCare
CancerCare, a non-profit organization, provides nationwide, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer. Their programs include limited financial assistance for men, women and children with paralyzing, cancerous brain or spinal tumors.

The SAMFund
Provides financial assistance to cover a wide range of post-treatment needs for survivors (ages 17 to 35) of a paralyzing, cancerous brain or spinal tumor.

Cerebral Palsy

The Disabled Children's Relief Fund
This non-profit organization provides financial aid for children with cerebral palsy to obtain assistive devices like lifts and other mobility equipment. DCRF focuses special attention on helping children nationwide.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Brighter Tomorrow Grant
The goal of this foundation is to provide up to $1,000 to individuals with Multiple Sclerosis to improve their quality of life by enhancing safety, self-sufficiency, comfort, or well-being. (Applicants must not have any other means of fulfilling the need for a wheelchair accessible van, a van modification, or mobility equipment.)

Kelly Packowski MS Foundation
Their sole purpose is to provide direct help to New England-area individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. Services such as assistive devices and mobility transportation may be supported.

Spinal Cord Injuries

The Reeve Foundation
Named for its late founders Christopher and wife Dana Reeve, the foundation strives to cure spinal cord injury by funding innovative research and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis. While they do not make grants to individuals, information specialists in their Paralysis Resource Center can direct you to other resources.

The Travis Roy Foundation
This foundation is dedicated to enhancing the life of spinal cord-injured individuals and their families by providing adaptive equipment and finding a cure for spinal cord injuries through increased funding of research. Self-reliance and the ability to be as independent as possible is their goal for recipients.

HelpHOPELive
A leader in fundraising assistance for spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries, HelpHOPELive helps patients who have exhausted all other resources by awarding them a one-time grant for fundraising and providing other financial services. HelpHOPELive can help people mobilize their communities to raise funds for uninsured expenses related to catastrophic injury including, but not limited to, vehicle modifications.

The K Grant
Offered by the Kevin Kitchnefsky Foundation for Spinal Cord Research, this grant is a special award designed to help offset the costs of mobility equipment needed as a result of a spinal cord injury. Only Pennsylvania (PA) residents with a spinal cord injury are eligible.

Paralyzing Neurodegenerative Diseases

Weber Foundation of Helping Hands, Inc.
Elizabeth Weber founded the charitable Weber Foundation to help families in dire need due to a paralyzing neurodegenerative disease. Since 2001 the foundation has issued more than 300 grants totaling nearly $675,000.

Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation
In the spirit of living every day to the fullest, MDFF has helped hundreds of people with a neuromuscular disease by providing assistance toward the purchase and/or installation of wheelchair accessible vans, lifts or ramps. Their mission is to fund adaptive equipment.


Government Grants

Administration for Children & Families
On this website, new funding opportunities are displayed as they become available.

Grants.gov
The U.S. government resource listing federal grants available.

Medicaid
Sometimes provides assistance when children or other special circumstances are involved.

Medicaid/Department of Human Services (DHS)
Children are screened as part of the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) program of Medicaid. Under Medicaid's "rehabilitative services," people often receive handicap van or lift funding to achieve their "best possible functional levels."

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
Located within each state's Department of Human Services (per state), helps you prepare for work, train for a job, find a job, or keep a job as early as high school. Services are prioritized according to the severity of the disability.

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
Check your state's branch for grant availability.

Division of Developmental Services (DDS)
Check your state's branch for grants.

Those with Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits from the Social Security Administration can contact the agency about its Plan to Achieve Self Support (PASS). A PASS plan sets aside income to buy equipment or services in a way that keeps income, as well as resources, below the SSI eligibility cut-off so there are no reductions in benefits. The emphasis is on whether the handicap van or equipment will help the SSI recipient become vocationally self-sufficient. It's important for an individual to contact and receive the approval of Social Security before setting up a PASS plan. Once money has been set aside for a PASS, spending it on something else can result in the loss of SSI benefits.


Disabled Veterans

Veterans with Service-Connected Disabilities

Get help with a disabled veteran's grant that provides money toward the sale price or conversion of a handicap-accessible minivan. This grant is available for disabled veterans with service-related disabilities including:

  • loss, or permanent loss of use, of one or both feet

  • loss, or permanent loss of use, of one or both hands

  • permanent loss or impairment of vision in both eyes

  • ankylosis (immobility) of one or both knees, or one or both hips

There is a one-time disabled veteran's grant payment by the Veterans Association toward the purchase of a wheelchair-accessible vehicle and/or adaptive equipment. The Veterans Association will pay for adaptive equipment, for repair, replacement or re-installation required because of disability, and for the safe operation of a vehicle purchased with the Veterans Association assistance.

Currently, the amount of money granted to service-connected veterans under the program is $18,900.

Disabled veterans who wish to convert an existing vehicle may also qualify for adaptive equipment under the same grant. Mobility equipment includes, but is not limited to, power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, and special equipment necessary to assist the eligible person into and out of the vehicle. Be sure to speak with your local VA medical center's prosthetic department prior to purchasing any equipment.

Unlike the wheelchair van grant provided by the VA, the adaptive equipment grant may be paid more than once, and it may be paid to either the seller or the veteran.


Disabled Veterans Loan Program

Loans for disabled veterans are available through other outlets. We suggest you search for veterans' loan programs by seeking out loans available for your specific disability.


Disabled Child Grants for Special Needs Children

Disabled Children's Relief Fund (DCRF)
This funding resource provides disabled children with assistance to obtain wheelchairs, orthopedic braces, walkers, lifts, hearing aids, eyeglasses, medical equipment, physical therapy, and surgery.

The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation
A non-profit Section 501(c)(3) charity funded by contributions from UnitedHealth Group, United Healthcare and its employees, as well as the generosity of individuals and corporations.

The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project
Small grants available for chronically ill children.

Easter Seals
This foundation helps people with disabilities and their families overcome obstacles on the road to independence and reach personal goals.

Administration for Children & Families
New funding opportunities are displayed on this website on an ongoing basis.

President's Choice Children's Charity
This grant for kids is dedicated to helping children who are physically or developmentally challenged. The aim is to remove obstacles that make everyday living extremely difficult and to provide these young people with a renewed sense of dignity, independence, and freedom.

Your local Rotary Club
Often there are community funds set aside for individuals and families needing assistance. Stop by or call your local Rotary Club with information about the needs of your disabled child and family. Presenting this in handwritten form often gets more attention.

Medicare/Medicaid
Sometimes provides assistance when it involves a child or children and other special circumstances.

Medicaid/Department of Human Services (DHS)
Children are often screened as part of the Early and Periodic, Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program of Medicaid. Under "rehabilitative services," people can receive handicap van or lift funding to obtain their "best possible functional levels."


Church Grants for the Disabled

Christian Fund for the Disabled
Provides grant funds up to $2,500 nationally for as many qualifying individuals as possible through churches willing to provide matching funds, along with consideration for those individuals unable to acquire matching funds.

Knights of Columbus
Provides help to families who have children (up to age 20) with disabilities.

Remember, these are national church groups, and you should speak to your local church representatives about helping you in the form of a grant or holding a fundraiser in your name.


Sources For Disability Funding Not Covered by Medicare

Access Loans from Bank of America
Bank of America Access Loans provides affordable and flexible terms for individuals with disabilities or access needs. Purchase the equipment you need to make your home and car accessible. Available in AZ, AR, CA, CT, FL, GA, ID, IL, IA, KS, MA, MD, ME, MO, NH, NJ, NV, NY, NM, NC, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, and the District of Columbia.

NTAF Emergency Grant Program
The NTAF Emergency Grant Program helps patients who have exhausted all other resources by providing them with a one-time grant. Categories of grant payments include: a month of medications or medication co-pays; gaps in Medicare coverage; relocation housing following transplantation; donor expenses; one month payment of primary residence rent or mortgage for transplant patients who have had to relocate; and adaptive equipment or ramps for spinal cord injury patients. Social workers or financial coordinators should call NTAF and speak with a Patient Services Coordinator who will help determine a patient's eligibility for this limited program.


We recognize the challenge of acquiring financial resources such as disability grants for funding handicap vans, so we're always in search of new wheelchair-van financing or mobility-funding programs to help you attain mobility freedom.

Not all foundations accept disability grant requests for handicap vans from individuals. If you discover a foundation that does not offer individual grants, or if you know of any disability grants or handicap loan programs, please contact us. We're currently compiling the largest source of grants, loans and mobility finance programs online.

For additional financial assistance, disability grant or loan opportunities, please be sure to visit our mobility finance page. Don't give up!

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