Grants for Wheelchair Accessible Vans in Tennessee

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

State government agencies and nonprofit organizations in Tennessee provide disability grants, other forms of financial aid and resources to residents hoping to acquire a wheelchair van. Whether you want to buy a handicap van or install hand controls or accessibility equipment, funding assistance is readily available.

Tennessee disability grants are your ticket to a handicapped-accommodating vehicle. Finding them can seem overwhelming, but here at The Mobility Resource, we compiled the best places for you to begin looking. The following groups either provide financial assistance directly, or they help you track down the disability grants you’re most likely eligible for. Contact all the relevant groups, and a wheelchair van is soon within reach.

Don’t forget to talk to representatives at Tennessee chapters of charitable organizations devoted to your specific disability. These groups commonly provide grants, and they can steer you toward other sources.

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.

Sources for Tennessee Disability Grants and Assistance

Star Center

The Star Center in Tennessee is an assistive technology resource for disabled state residents. If you have question about using such technologies, or if you’re seeking ways to pay for them, this organization can help.

1119 Old Humboldt Road
Jackson, TN 38305
(731) 668-3888

[email protected]

Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

The Tennessee VA engages in outreach and offers services and support to the state’s resident US veterans. If your limited mobility is a result of your participation in the military or of receiving VA-sponsored care, you may be in line for a disability grant applicable toward a handicap van.

312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, 13th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-2931

[email protected]

Tennessee Disability Coalition

The Coalition is a group of individuals and organizations invested in promoting the full participation of Tennessee’s disabled children and adults. Its grant money generally goes to groups working towards these same ends, rather than individuals. However, the Coalition will assist you in locating appropriate grants you can use to offset the cost of a wheelchair van or accessibility conversions and equipment.

955 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 383-9442 or (888) 643-7811

[email protected]

Tennessee Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)

SILCs are federally mandated and present in every state. By law, their boards are more than half made up of individuals with disabilities. The Tennessee SILC promotes access to housing, transportation, employment, physical and mental health resources and other aspects of independent living for disabled residents. The Council won’t award you a grant, but it will help you in your search.

2601 Elm Hill Pike
Suite O
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 255-0283

[email protected]

Tennessee Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS)

Tennessee’s VRS helps the state’s disabled residents enter into or return to employment. If earning a livelihood requires handicapped-accommodating transportation, you may qualify for a disability grant from this agency of the Department of Human Services.

Citizens Plaza State Office Building
2nd Floor, 400 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1403
(615) 313-4891 or (800) 270-1349


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