Grants for Wheelchair Accessible Vans in Oregon

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

In Oregon, there are a lot of state-based resources available for funding your wheelchair accessible van. This holds true whether you’re buying or leasing a new or used accessible vehicle or making modifications to a van that facilitates access or adaptive driving. Oregon disability grants can make the acquisition happen much faster than you might have thought possible.

The hardest part of getting disability grants isn’t all the paperwork; it’s finding appropriate funds to apply for. Well, your job just got a lot easier. The Mobility Resource has sought out and provided the leading sources of financial aid for Oregon residents with disabilities. The list below also includes some local in-the-know groups that can help you find prime sources of monetary assistance you might never hear about on your own.

Of course, there are other excellent sources of state-based financial aid and assistance. Among them are local chapters of organizations, foundations, associations and other bodies dedicated to helping people with your particular disability.

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.

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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.


Blanche Fischer Foundation (BFF)

BFF is a nonprofit charitable foundation that awards grants directly to eligible Oregon residents with physical disabilities. It was founded in 1981 from a trust set up by its namesake.

1511 SW Sunset Blvd., Suite 1
Portland, OR 97239
(503) 246-4941

[email protected]

The Institute on Development and Disability

This group participates in research, outreach and other support and services to aid the in-state disabled population. People in Oregon with limited mobility should check with the Institute for disability grant sources to apply toward a handicapped-accessible vehicle.

707 SW Gaines St.
Portland, OR 97239
(503) 494-8364

[email protected]

Northwest Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center

The Northwest ADA Center is your source for all manner of services and assistance as a disabled resident of Oregon. This is your branch of the National Network of ADA Centers.

Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation
University of Washington
6912 220th St S.W., Suite 105
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
(800) 949-4232

Oregon Aging and Disabilities Resource Centers (ADRCs)

Oregon’s ADRCs are known as “one-stop shops” for information and support for the state’s elderly and disabled. This reputation comes about from the comprehensive and current nature of their assistance. Get help through your local office.

(855) 673-2372

[email protected]

Oregon Association of Area Agencies on Aging and Disabilities (O4AD)

O4AD is a major advocate and service provider for senior citizens and persons with disabilities in Oregon. It oversees offices located all around the state.

P.O. Box 12189
3410 Cherry Ave NE
Salem OR 97309
(503) 463-8692

[email protected]

Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities (CDD)

Anyone in the state meeting the federally established guidelines for persons with developmental disabilities is eligible for assistance through the Oregon CDD. It provides grant money and lots of other forms of support.

540 24th Place NE
Salem, OR 97301-4517
(503) 945-9941 or (800) 292-4154

[email protected]

Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA)

Oregon State’s VA strives to help US veterans and their families build better lives. They offer a variety of benefits. These include disability grants to veterans who lost mobility in the line of military duty or while receiving care from the VA. Such grants can be applied toward our wheelchair van.

Salem Office:

700 Summer St NE
Salem, OR 97301-1285
Portland Office:
100 SW Main St Ste 200
Portland, OR 97204-2822
(503) 373-2000 or (800) 828-8801 or benefit claims (800) 692-9666

Oregon Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (OVRS)

Oregon’s OVRS exists in part to further disabled individual’s ability to work. It offers numerous services and offers all types of assistance. If you require a handicap van or accessibility equipment or modifications to look for and hold down a job, you may be eligible for a disability grant from this agency.

OVRS Administration Unit

Department of Human Services
500 Summer St. NE E-87
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 945-5880 or (877) 277-0513

[email protected]

Oregon Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)

The SILC works to ensure Oregonians with disabilities have input into their state’s policies and independent living centers. It doesn’t award grants to individuals, but it can direct you toward other sources that do.

500 Summer Street NE E87
Salem, OR 97301-1063
(503) 945-6204

[email protected]

Oregon Technology Access Program (OTAP)

OTAP works with the families of disabled children in Oregon to help them acquire and use the assistive technology that benefits them. It provides education and information, equipment training and other support. It can also point you toward funding opportunities for a wheelchair van for your child.

1871 NE Stephens
Roseburg, OR 97470
(541) 440-4791

Oregon’s Statewide Assistive Technology Program

Established in 1990, this is an Oregon’s chapter of a national network of assistive technology programs. It’s dedicated to increasing access to assistive technologies for disabled residents of Oregon. It offers training, device loans for testing prior to purchase, training, financial assistance and more.

Administrative Offices and Computer Lab

3070 Lancaster Drive NE
Salem, OR 97305
(503) 361-1201 or (800) 677-7512

[email protected]

These are only some of the resources available for Oregon disability grants and assistance.

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