Affording the purchase of a new or used wheelchair van may seem daunting. The same is true even if you’re only looking to add accessibility or adaptive driving modifications to your van. Don’t worry; there are numerous Texas disability grants and plenty of help finding them for residents. We here at The Mobility Resource want to provide some of that help.
So, we’ve compiled the resource list below. It includes Texas State government agencies and other bodies that either provide disability funds themselves or that assist you in learning about all such financial aid options (and many do both). Reach out to these organizations and networks to discover all the monetary assistance for which you might be eligible.
Also, don’t neglect to contact Texas chapters of national nonprofits and other groups that work with people of your particular disability. You’ll find that many offer their own disability grants and can steer you toward additional funding.
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 TEXAS DISABILITY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Fleetwood Memorial Foundation
The Fleetwood Memorial Foundation efficiently provides no-strings-attached grants to Texas State police officers and fire fighters injured in the line of duty. If you have impaired mobility as a direct result of acting in such a capacity, contact the Foundation.
501 South Fielder Rd.
Arlington, Texas 76013
Texas Aging and Disabilities Resource Centers (ADRCs)
Texas ADRCs are part of a nationwide network of ADRCs devoted to assisting the elderly and disabled in as many ways as possible. They are an essential resource in your quest for disability grants or other financial aid for the purchase, lease or conversion of a wheelchair van.
Texas Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)
The Texas AAA assists senior citizens in a variety of ways. Offices are spread across the state. If you or a loved one is aging and needs mobility assistance, your local office can help.
Texas Veterans Commission
If you are a disabled US veteran residing in Texas, this is the first place to turn. Through the Veterans Commission, you’ll receive all sorts of assistance, including disability grants if you lost mobility during service or VA-provided medical attention.
Stephen F. Austin Bldg., Suite 800
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 463-5538 or (800) 252-8387
THESE ARE ONLY SOME OF THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR TEXAS DISABILITY GRANTS AND ASSISTANCE.
If you work with or know of another Texas organization, foundation or agency that should be on this list, please pass along the pertinent information to Benjamin Meyer, Director of Interactive Marketing, [email protected].