State Funding Resources for Wheelchair Accessible Vans in Florida
Disclaimer: Please note that the information contained in this list is intended as an informational resource only. Since funding programs are constantly evolving, this list may not include every available resource. Mobility Express is not affiliated with any of the organizations listed and does not profit from any of the listings.
The state of Florida offers some of the most comprehensive programs and services to help residents own the mobility equipment they require. Florida mobility equipment funding may be either condition-based, or community-based. The most common mobility funding sources in Florida will help cover the purchase of a wheelchair van, wheelchair lifts for full sized vans, and even some adaptive equipment.
When applying for funding, it’s important to keep in mind that most state grants for adaptive equipment and assistive technology can often be combined to help cover the cost of a wheelchair van. You may also notice that some of Florida’s state funding is limited based on your veteran status, condition, or age. We encourage you to pay close attention when applying for funding for your accessible vehicle, so you will know exactly what documentation to include, what the funds apply to, and when to follow up for a response.
If I need to trade in my vehicle for a wheelchair accessible van, can I still use a grant?
Since obtaining funding for mobility equipment can be time-consuming, we recommend trading in your current vehicle when possible. Trade-ins are a good way to save time and energy when applying for funding. We are happy to assess the value of your trade-in, and we will offer you a fair value whether you are trading an accessible vehicle or one that has not been converted. Your trade-in will offset some of the cost of a new or pre-owned mobility vehicle so that you can focus on getting the grants which offer the most promise. In addition to grants and funding programs, we are able to help you obtain financing from trusted sources who understand the value of mobility vehicles.
What are my options for disability vehicle funding or grants in Florida?
Below is a list of Florida state funding programs to help make your research a bit easier when you’re searching for financial assistance.
Looking for National or Federal Assistance resources? View our list of National funding resources here.
Abilities Foundation (AF)
The Abilities Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides employment and housing services to persons with disabilities.
Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD)
The Agency for Persons with Disabilities (ADP) serves the needs of Floridians with developmental disabilities by working in partnership with local communities and private providers to identify the needs of an individual and recommend various supports and services. To be eligible for services, you must be a Florida resident and have one of the following six developmental disabilities: autism, cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, Down syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, spina bifida, or children ages 3-5 who are at a high risk of a developmental disability.
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Florida Department of Education assists individuals with physical or mental disabilities gain and retain employment. This may include training and education, job placement, job coaching, or assistive technology.
Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST)
The Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology serves Florida residents with disabilities by providing free access to information, referral services, educational programs, and publications in accessible formats.
Florida Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)
The Florida Department of Veterans Affairs provides advocacy and representation for Florida's veterans. Advocacy increases federal benefits for Florida's veterans, improves the quality of life for veterans with service-connected disabilities, and provides access to medical care for eligible veterans.
Florida Workers Compensation
Learn more about workers compensation and adaptive equipment here.
Med Waiver Program
Medicaid Waiver and Consumer Directed Care Plus (CDC+) for the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) in Florida. (Please note, this is different from Medicaid – we are NOT a Medicaid provider.) If approved, Med Waiver will help cover a portion of the costs to convert your vehicle for wheelchair accessibility
Agency for Persons with Disabilities: 1-866-273-2273
The Millennium Angel Foundation
The Millennium Angel Foundation provides grants to those who have a physical disability because of an accident.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society (MS) - Mid Florida
The Mid Florida Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS and their families and raise funds for critical MS research.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society (MS) - North Florida
The North Florida Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS and their families and raise funds for critical MS research.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society (MS) - South Florida
The South Florida Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS and their families and raise funds for critical MS research.
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