Whether you’re looking to purchase a wheelchair van for sale or to have handicapped accessibility modifications made to your current vehicle, disability grants and other funds are available to Florida residents to help cover the cost. Florida state-based financial assistance puts a new or used handicap van within reach. Some funds can be applied to accessibility conversions, too, such as wheelchair ramps, wheelchair or scooter lifts and adaptive driving controls.
The following Florida agencies and organizations provide grants or other funds to people with disabilities or assist them in securing such financial aid. These are essential resources for state residents who need help securing handicapped accessible transportation. Explore their websites and contact them directly to discuss your options for monetary assistance for acquiring a wheelchair van.
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.
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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
These are only some of the resources available for Florida disability grants and assistance.
If you work with or know of another Florida agency or organization that should be listed here, please forward its information to [email protected].