People in Colorado with disabilities and their families have a variety of options for locating grants and other funding to put towards a wheelchair van. State residents can find monetary assistance for acquiring a new or used handicap accessible van, or for handicapped vehicle accessories and conversions, including ramps, lifts and turning seat systems, if they know where to look.
If you want to buy a wheelchair van, or install adaptive driving equipment in your current vehicle, the following charitable organizations and state government agencies are worth contacting. Some provide grants themselves; others help Colorado residents to secure such assistance. Click through each website for more information about disability grants or how to get help locating financial aid.
Along with the following resources, turn to state chapters of organizations that benefit people with your specific disability.
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SOURCES FOR COLORADO DISABILITY GRANTS AND ASSISTANCE:
Adult Resources for Care and Help (ARCH)
ARCH is Colorado’s Aging and Disability Resource Center. Its goal is to help the elderly and the disabled locate and avail themselves to all assistance options. They help residents over the age of 60 or adult who have a disability. Offices are located all around the state, each serving several counties.
Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)
AAA branches are spread across the state of Colorado. They are committed to helping senior citizens maintain dignity and independence by providing any needed information and a variety of services. Use the link above to find a complete list of local offices, contact information and a link to specific branch websites.
The Center for People with Disabilities (CPWD)
CWPD is a nonprofit that’s been around since 1977. They offer all types of assistance to Boulder-area people with disabilities, helping them achieve and maintain independence and self-determination.
1675 Range Street
Boulder, Colorado 80301
(303) 442-8662 or (888) 929-5519
Colorado Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
The Colorado VA serves in-state veterans of the US military. If you’re a disabled veteran, this agency provides many forms of assistance, including grants you can apply toward an accessible vehicle or accessibility modifications.
1355 South Colorado Blvd., Building C, Suite #113
Denver, CO 80222
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, State of Colorado (DVR)
DVR is a division of the Colrado Department of Labor and Employment. Its primary focus is to help residents with disabilities find, secure and hold gainful employment. If you or a family member requires a handicapped-accessible vehicle to be part of the workforce, this agency can help.
633 17th Street, 1519
Denver, CO 80202
Click here for the phone number of your local office.
These are only some of the resources available for Colorado disability grants and assistance.
If you work with or know of another Colorado agency or organization that should be listed here, please forward its information to [email protected].