Grants for Wheelchair Accessible Vans in Wisconsin

Financial Resources for Funding a Handicap Van in Wisconsin
Financial Resources for Funding a Handicap Van in Wisconsin

Are you hoping to buy a new or used wheelchair van in Wisconsin? Are you looking into handicapped-friendly equipment like a ramp or lift? Or, are you interested in hand controls for adaptive driving? If so, there are plenty of initiatives offering Wisconsin disability grants or other financial assistance to individuals with impaired mobility. If you have a disability, and especially if you have financial need, you may qualify for funding aid.

The following list includes places to get started when you’re seeking disability grants in Wisconsin. Some highlighted groups don’t provide direct financial aid themselves, but they’ll at least help you find sources of monetary assistance for which you might qualify. A handicap van doesn’t have to just be a fantasy.

Besides the following state government agencies and organizations, also contact those that specifically address your type of disability through local offices. Often, funding is available, and other assistance should be forthcoming.

Mobility Consultations: If you are unsure about what type of conversion would be best for you — or would like assistance with finding financial resources, you can request a Free Needs Analysis and Mobility Consultation at any of The Mobility Resource dealer locations.

Disclaimer: This information is intended to assist you in your purchase or financing of a wheelchair van, and is in no way an offer or advertisement for a free wheelchair van.


Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), State of Wisconsin

The DVR in Wisconsin serves state residents with a significant disability-related barrier to employment. It may provide you with a disability grant for a wheelchair van or accessibility equipment and modifications if this will make you better able to find and hold a job. Contact your local branch.

(800) 442-3477

[email protected]

Governor’s Committee for People with Disabilities (GCPD)

GCPD began in 1948 to help people with disabilities find work. In 1976, it broadened its mission considerably. Now, it’s an eminently useful resource for all aspects of living in Wisconsin with a disability. Ask about monetary aid for acquiring a vehicle appropriate for your needs.

1 W. Wilson Street, Room 437
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 266-9354

Independent Living Council of Wisconsin (ILCW)

ILCW is made up of Governor-appointed members whose prime directive is to make independent living as much a reality as possible for aging and disabled Wisconsin residents. The Council works to facilitate full inclusion in a number of ways, but it does not award grant money directly to individuals. However, it will assist you in finding groups that do.

201 W. Washington Ave., Ste. 110
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 256-9257 or (866) 656-4010

Wisconsin Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)

ADRCs are in place around Wisconsin to help persons with disabilities and senior citizens secure the services and support they need without the hassles and frustration.

Wisconsin Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)

Wisconsin’s AAA, located all around the state, assist elderly residents with a variety of age-related needs. This includes helping them find appropriate sources of financial aid toward vehicles meeting special mobility needs.

Wisconsin’s Assistive Technology Program (WisTech)

WisTech does what it can to help persons with disabilities in the state acquire the assistive technology that can enhance their lives by increasing independence and the ability to participate in the world around them. It can help you find financial aid for your handicap van.

WisTech Support
Office of Independence and Employment
1 W. Wilson Street, Room 437
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 266-7974

[email protected]

Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (WBPDD)

WBPDD fosters inclusion in the community for people with a condition that satisfies the Federally established guidelines of a developmental disability and their families. It offers disability grants to help these people become better equipped for self-determination and participation.

201 West Washington Avenue, Suite 110
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 266-782 or (888) 332-1677
[email protected]

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA)

WDVA works to thank US veterans for their service by facilitating their access to the various benefits they’ve earned. Such benefits often include disability grants when a veteran loses mobility while on active duty or while in VA care. Ask about help paying for your wheelchair van or accessibility conversions.

201 W. Washington Ave.
P.O. Box 7843
Madison, WI 53707-7843
(800) 947-8387

[email protected]


If you know of or work with another Wisconsin organization, agency or foundation that belongs on this list, please forward its information to [email protected].