Disability grants can be the difference between obtaining a wheelchair van or not. For people living in Georgia with disabilities, there are a number of state-specific sources of financial assistance. Such monetary aid can pay for some or all of a new or used handicap van purchase or lease, or it can go toward accessibility modifications such as driving hand controls, ramps, automated scooter or wheelchair lifts, turning automotive seat systems and more.
The following list of state government agencies and other groups are your starting point for finding Georgia disability grants for your handicapped-accessible vehicle. Many doll out funds themselves. A few serve to guide you in your search for financial aid rather than fund you. Don’t skip these organizations, though; they can help you locate sources of grant money you might not discover on your own.
Also, reach out to Georgia-based chapters of disability-specific organizations that function on behalf of individuals with your particular ailment. A lot of them provide disability grants, and all can point you in the right direction for finding more.
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SOURCES FOR GEORGIA DISABILITY GRANTS AND ASSISTANCE
This grassroots organization helps persons with disabilities in Georgia to maintain and achieve more independence and otherwise works to empower disabled individuals. While they don’t provide grant money, they can assist you in locating disability grants for which you might qualify and can put toward your wheelchair van or handicap van.
755 Commerce Drive, #105
Decatur, GA 30030
In 2017, Fragile Kids Foundation merged with FOCUS Georgia so they could better provide a full range of services to children in need. Parents or legal guardians of a medically fragile child, age 21 or younger, with a primary residence in Georgia may apply for Equipment. Each application is reviewed by a Review Committee that meets four times each year. FOCUS may grant equipment to families at no cost, or may loan equipment for an extended period for a $25 usage fee.
Equipment Grants only cover equipment that is not covered by insurance or Medicaid, and may include:
- Wheelchair lifts, stair-lifts, and overhead lift systems
- Ramps for homes and vans
- Specialized car seats
- Pediatric strollers
- Beach wheelchairs (see website for details)
- Seating and more
3825 Presidential Parkway, Suite 103
Atlanta, GA 30340
Focus Georgia Lift Equipment Grants
Georgia Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)
ADRC offices are located all around the state, serving residents on the county level. These Centers assist senior citizens and disabled Georgians in locating necessary disability grants, services, and information. This is one of the best resources available to you.
(866) 552-4464 opt. 2
Georgia Association of Area Agencies on Aging (GAAAA)
For elderly people residing in Georgia, GAAAA is there to help you maintain independence and a high standard of living. The agency can direct you to a wide variety of services and financial aid opportunities. Offices are located all around the state.
Georgia Department of Veterans Service
Disabled US veterans can find strong support from their state’s Department of Veterans Services or Veterans Affairs. The Georgia Department is standing by to help its resident disabled vets. If you need a handicap van or vehicle accessibility accessories and conversions because of a disability sustained or made worse during service, grant money is available.
Floyd Veterans Memorial Building
Atlanta, Georgia 30334-4800
Georgia Rehabilitation Services
Georgia’s program for vocational rehabilitation is dedicated to helping disabled people residing in the state join the workforce. Often, this means offering disability grants to fund wheelchair vans for use in seeking and holding down a job. Offices are located all over the state.
Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) of Georgia
SILCs serve as resources and advocates for the disabled looking to preserve their independence and abilities for self-determination. Georgia’s provides education, outreach and other assistance to disabled state residents and their loved ones.
315 West Ponce de Leon Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
(770) 270-6860 or (888) 288-9780
Tools for Life
Tools for Life is determined to help Georgia’s disabled acquire the assistive technology that allows them to lead full lives. Along with funding opportunities education, it offers assistive technology training, a lending library and many more services and resources.
512 Means Street
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 894-0541 or (800) 497-8665
These are only some of the resources available for Georgia disability grants and assistance.
If you know of or work with another Georgia agency or organization that should be included on this list, please forward its information to [email protected].