South: Wheelchair Van Grants by State
Are there wheelchair van grants in my state?
Many states have programs or services to help aid residents in acquiring the mobility equipment they need. Some grants are condition-based, while others are community-based. You can begin your state-by-state search below. Remember to also check with your BraunAbility dealer for financial resources in your local area.
Alabama Ability Loan Program
The Ability Loan Program for individuals with disabilities and their families allows applicants to borrow money at low-interest and/or for extended terms for the purchase of assistive technology, adaptive equipment, and related services.
Adam Taliaferro Foundation
Provides emotional, financial and educational support to individuals who suffer catastrophic head or spinal injuries. The foundation also provides educational and financial support related to the research, prevention, and care of such injuries.
Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative (DATI)
The Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative connects Delaware residents with disabilities with the tools they need in order to actively participate in their communities. The DATI's services are available to all residents of Delaware and no other eligibility limitations apply.
Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD)
The Agency for Persons with Disabilities (ADP) serves the needs of Floridians with developmental disabilities by working in partnership with local communities and private providers to identify the needs of an individual and recommend various supports and services. To be eligible for services, you must be a Florida resident and have one of the following six developmental disabilities: autism, cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, Down syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, spina bifida, or children ages 3-5 who are at a high risk of a developmental disability.
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Florida Department of Education assists individuals with physical or mental disabilities gain and retain employment. This may include training and education, job placement, job coaching, or assistive technology.
Florida Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)
The Florida Department of Veterans Affairs provides advocacy and representation for Florida's veterans. Advocacy increases federal benefits for Florida's veterans, improves the quality of life for veterans with service-connected disabilities, and provides access to medical care for eligible veterans.
Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST)
The Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology serves Florida residents with disabilities by providing free access to information, referral services, educational programs, and publications in accessible formats.
Tools for Life
Tools for Life offers a variety of services to ensure those with physical disabilities have access to technology in their lives. Programs include demonstrations, funding opportunities, reuse program, evaluations, and assessments.
Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network
LATAN's Assistive Technology Financial Loan Program assists people with disabilities purchase assistive technology through a special loan program. The reduced-interest, fixed-rate, extended-term loan program provides a worthwhile option in the funding maze facing consumers who need to purchase assistive technology to improve or maintain their level of independence, to increase or maintain their productivity, or to improve their quality of life.
Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board
The Veterans Affairs Board is devoted to caring for Mississippi veterans and their dependents through superior service, care, and assistance. Their site provides information about the Mississippi veterans' homes, events, benefits, and more.
North Carolina Assistive Technology Program
The North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP) promotes independence for people with disabilities through access to technology. This includes device demonstration, loan, re-utilization, training, technical assistance. and public awareness.
North Carolina Department of Veterans Affairs
The North Carolina Department of Veterans Affairs helps military families and veterans get the support and services they need. This includes healthcare, VA benefits, employment, housing, personal services, education, and events.
Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs
The Oklahoma Assistive Technology Center (OATC) is dedicated to providing quality assistive technology services to Oklahoma residents with disabilities and their families through professional and community education and technical assistance.
South Carolina Department of Veterans’ Affairs
The South Carolina Department of Veterans' Affairs acts as an advocate for the state's veterans in matters pertaining to benefits, education, burial, veterans' homes, and relief funds. The Division of Veterans' Affairs assists all ex-service personnel, regardless of wars in which their service may have been rendered. These services extend to eligible dependents, including parents, widows, children, and orphans of ex-service personnel.
South Carolina Assistive Technology Program
The South Carolina Assistive Technology Program (SCATP) is a federally funded program devoted to getting technology into the hands of people with disabilities so that they might live, work, learn and be a more independent part of the community. SCATP provides a device loan and demonstration program, an online equipment exchange program, training, technical assistance, publications, and information listserv, and works with various state committees that affect AT acquisition and IT accessibility.
Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
The Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs acts as a conduit for veterans of all eras to connect with resources and services that improve their quality of life, access to education, business resources, and high-quality jobs.
Tennessee Technology Access Program
The TTAP helps Tennessee citizens with disabilities find financial aid to help fund the purchase of a handicapped van.
Houston Children's Charity
The "Chariots for Children" program through Houston Children's Charity allows families to apply for a grant to fully cover the cost of purchase of safe and reliable handicap accessible vans for children with disabilities. This grant is open to both families and organizations.
Texas Veterans Commission
The Texas Veterans Commission acts as the state-appointed advocate of Texas veterans as they attempt to secure the benefits rightfully earned in exchange for their service in our nation's armed forces. They do this through claims representation and counseling, employment services, education, and assistance.
Virginia Department of Veteran Affairs
The Department of Veterans Services (DVS) is organized into six service delivery sections – benefits, veterans' education, care centers, veterans' cemeteries, the Virginia War Memorial, and the Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program. Learn about the benefits rightfully gained through your service in the U.S. Armed Forces.