Disability Grants in Hawaii

Last Updated on August 23, 2023 by Hannah Stevens

You may apply for state disability grants if you are a Hawaii resident and you need a new or used wheelchair van. It is not important whether you want to lease or purchase. You can also get financial aid to install a ramp, a swiveling seat system, a wheelchair or scooter lift, adaptive driving controls, and other modifications and accessories.

These resources can be used to help you find Hawaii grants for disabled people that will allow you to acquire a wheelchair van. Numerous state departments and other organizations are available to offer monetary assistance as well as other support. Some will also direct you to funding sources that you might not have discovered in your own research.

You can also talk to Hawaii branch representatives of charities that specialize with your specific disability for additional opportunities. Many provide disability grants, and they can help you find other sources.

Sources for Hawaii Disability Grants and Assistance

Assistive Technology Resource Centers (ATRCs) of Hawaii

ATRCs are federally-funded nonprofit organizations that connect disabled residents of Hawaii with assistive technology. This helps them live a more independent and productive lives. Ask about financial assistance for a wheelchair van.

Contact Information:

200 N. Vineyard Blvd., Suite 430

Honolulu, HI 96817

(808) 532-7110

[email protected]

This programme is effectively the same as one of the Disability Grants in Idaho.

Hawaii Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)

Local ADRCs are available to assist people with disabilities or those with limited mobility due to age. These Centers are the best place to find information about all available services, benefits, and support. You can contact the ARDC first in your search for disability grants to save yourself plenty of time and frustration. To view a map of Hawaii, click the link. Then, select your county to find contact information for your local office.

Contact Information:

643-ADRC (643-2372)

TTY Line: 643-0889

[email protected]

This is similar to one of the Disabled Grants in Georgia.

Hawaii Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)

There are six AAA centers located in Hawaii. They provide assistance to senior citizens and residents with disabilities in many ways. The office in your county can help you find the right sources of financial assistance. You can find it in the directory linked above.

Contact Information:

(808) 586-4400

Hawaii Office of Veterans Services (OVS)

OVS in Hawaii is an intermediary between in-state veterans and the US Department of Veterans Affairs, State and Federal agencies, and other veterans groups. It facilitates the delivery of support and services to veterans who have served in the military. You may qualify for an OVS disability grant if you have limited mobility after enlistment. This grant can then be used for a wheelchair van, or modifications to your vehicle.

Contact Information:

Tripler Army Medical Center

459 Patterson Road

E-Wing, Room 1-A103

Honolulu, HI 96819

(808) 433-0420

Hawaii State Council on Developmental Disabilities (CDD)

CDD, which is federally mandated in all states, was established to encourage self-determination and full participation in the community for citizens with developmental disabilities and their families. This agency is essential contact for anyone with a developmental disability, whether it is you or a family member. Along with various assistance and services, you may receive a disability grant from the Council for a handicapped-accessible vehicle.

Contact Information:

919 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 113

Honolulu, HI 96814

(808) 586-8100

[email protected]

Hawaii Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services Program

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 established Hawaii’s VR Division. It is a partnership between the Federal and State governments that aims to provide job training and placement services to disabled residents. The Program may also provide you a disability grant if you need to have a handicapped vehicle to start working.

Contact Information:

1901 Bachelot St.

Honolulu, HI 96817

(808) 586-9744

[email protected]

Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) of Hawaii

SILC of Hawaii promotes independence and community integration of persons with disabilities living in the state. The Council does not offer disability grants for a handicapped-accommodating vehicle themselves. However, it is a valuable resource that you can take advantage of to explore all of your options.

Contact Information:

841 Bishop St., Suite 201

Honolulu, HI 96813


[email protected]