GRANTS FOR WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE VANS IN FLORIDA
Financial Resources for Funding a Handicap Van in Florida
SOURCES FOR FLORIDA DISABILITY GRANTS AND ASSISTANCE
Abilities Foundation (AF)
AF is a Florida-based nonprofit. The organization generates revenue to disseminate to state residents with physical disabilities. It focuses on providing employment and housing services to these individuals, but may be able to help you afford or find funds for a wheelchair van.
2735 Whitney Road
Clearwater, FL 33760-1610
Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), State of Florida
APD is a program run by the State of Florida. It is devoted to improving the quality of life and increasing the self-sufficiency of state residents with developmental disabilities by furthering access to services, education and employment.
4030 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 488-4257 or (866) 273-2273
Center for Independent Living (CIL)
CIL is a nonprofit specifically serving residents of Central Florida. This highly localized organization helps people with limited mobility achieve more independence.
Winter Park Office:
720 N. Denning Dr.
Winter Park, FL 32789
500 S. Florida Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33801
Department of Elder Affairs (DEA), State of Florida
DEA operates under the Florida state government. The department strives to help elderly Floridians (60 years of age and older) remain in their homes and communities. It is a key resource for senior citizens looking to retain mobility and independence.
4040 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399-7000
Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST)
FAAST is a nonprofit reliant on funding from the US Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration and the Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. It strives to increase access to services and technologies that improve life for Floridians with disabilities.
820 E Park Ave, D-200
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 487-3278 or (844) 353-2278
Florida Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)
The United States VA offers funds and services on the state level. Florida’s VA is a key resource for state residents who serve or have served in a branch of the US military. Veterans with physical disabilities acquired or exacerbated during service can receive partial or complete payments toward a wheelchair van.
11351 Ulmerton Rd., Suite 311-K
Largo, FL 33778-1630
Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
The Florida DVR is a program under the umbrella of the Florida and US Departments of Education. It helps state residents with disabilities secure and retain gainful employment. If you need a handicap van to get to work, this organization is an important resource.
2002 Old Saint Augustine Road, Building A
Tallahassee, Florida 32301-4862
(850) 245-3399 or (800) 451-4327
Brighter Tomorrow Grant
The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation offers the Brighter Tomorrow Grant to provide goods/services to improve the quality of life of those with disabilities. Maximum award of $1,000.
Center on Technology and Disability
Comprehensive funding resource library.
Help Hope Live
Help Hope Live supports community-based fundraising for people with unmet medical expenses and related costs due to cell and organ transplants or catastrophic injuries and illnesses. These efforts play a critical role in helping clients access the care and equipment they need to heal, live, and thrive.
Unlock a powerful and safe way to raise funds for medical needs with the assistance of Help Hope Live. They provide one-on-one fundraising guidance, a customizable Campaign Page, bill pay support, and additional benefits based on their 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.
Phone #: 800-642-8399
Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation
For people suffering from SCI or paralysis, a grant up to $10,000 for a specific need item.
Joni and Friends
The Christian Fund for the Disabled (CFD) is a $1,500 maximum grant for an individual with a disability-related need. The individual must be sponsored by a church that is willing to match funds received through the grant.
Muscular Dystrophy Association
The MDA National Equipment Program takes donations of gently used medical equipment and donates them to people who need them.
National Organization for Vehicle Accessibility
Provides grants for accessible vans, wheelchair lifts, scooter or truck lifts, or car top carriers. The foundation will help with 25% of the cost with a cap of $5,000. aid is given based on financial need.
Special Kids Fund
To be eligible for the Special Kids Fund, a family must demonstrate they do not have the resources to afford a vehicle on their own. The family must also have a good driving record, carry car insurance, register the vehicle, and pick it up. Nationwide program for children and adults. Apply via their website.
The Reeve Foundation
The Reeve Foundation cannot award grants to individuals, but the Information Specialist Team at the Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) can help individuals identify resources that can provide financial assistance.
Veterans of all ages and service levels qualify for varying degrees of assistance to purchase accessible vehicles and equipment. You can apply for, and receive funding through the VA and other private funds. You’ll find additional resources to support our nation’s veterans at the link below.
The Vocational Rehab office is a powerful resource for people looking to secure assistance for purchasing an accessible vehicle. They can also provide support in areas of employment, finding jobs, and more. Get back out there, contact your Vocational Rehab office today!