Disability Grants in Maine

Last Updated on August 23, 2023 by Hannah Stevens

There are many resources for grants for disabled people in Maine. You can use the money to pay for various aspects of your independence and daily living, such as purchasing a used or new handicap van. You can often use funds to purchase and install modifications to vehicles for handicapped accessibility. This includes lowered floors, equipment that allows for easier entry and exit in a wheelchair or scooter, mobility equipment lifts, and hand controls for adaptive driving capabilities.

For assistance, persons with disabilities living in Maine can contact the following state agencies and nonprofits. Some offer disability grants themselves, while others can direct you to financial assistance. Once you have explored all options, a handicap van is easily accessible.

Furthermore, contact your state branch of a group that is dedicated to people with your specific disability.

Sources for Maine Disability Grants and Assistance

Alpha One

Alpha One is a Center for Independent Living in the state of Maine. It assists state residents with various mobility impairments and other special needs to live a more independent lifestyle. This organization is a vital information resource, and they offer grants directly.

Contact Information:

  • South Portland Office:

127 Main Street

South Portland, ME 04106

(207) 767-2189 or (800) 640-7200

  • Bangor Office:

11 Bangor Mall Blvd., Unit A

Bangor, ME 04401

(207) 941-6553

Bureau of Maine Veterans Services

This is the resource of Maine’s state government for veterans of the US military. Many benefits are entitled to disabled veterans. It often includes grants for wheelchair vans or handicap accessibility equipment and conversions.

Veterans from Maine can also find their local US Department of Veterans Affairs in Togus on their website.

Contact Information:

Bureau of Veterans Services

117 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333-0117

(207) 430-6035

[email protected]

Maine Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)

Maine’s ADRCs can be found all over the state. They serve residents in each county. You can use the link to locate your local office’s web page and contact information. These centers provide information and assistance to the elderly as well as people with disabilities.

Contact Information:

(877) 353-3771

Maine Association of Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)

AAA is a national program that provides aid for every state. Local chapters provide assistance to groups of counties. Maine’s Agencies help the elderly with a wide range of needs. They can even secure vans for those who rely on scooters or wheelchairs. To find the website of your branch and to get contact information, please use the link above.

Contact Information:

(877) 353-3771

Maine CITE

The Maine Department of Education runs this agency, which the Rehabilitation Services Administration of the US Department of Education funds. They assist state residents with disabilities in acquiring all types of assistive technology.

Contact Information:

University College

46 University Drive

Augusta, Maine 04330

(207) 621-3195

[email protected]

Maine Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC)

MDDC, like all national DDCs, uses the Federally established definition of developmental disabilities. This group is made up of individuals, families, and agencies. It aims to promote self-determination for state residents with developmental disabilities. The group also offers a lot and a variety of services, information resources, and assistance.

Contact Information:

139 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333-0139

(207) 287-4213 or (800) 244-3990

This is very similar to the DDC Disability Grants in Maryland.

Maine Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)

This sub-agency of Maine’s Department of Labor helps people with disabilities find employment. They provide information and financial assistance to people with limited mobility who need a handicap van in order to keep their job.

New England Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Centers

ADA Centers across the country assist citizens with disabilities to become more independent and defend their rights and quality of life. The New England chapter is available to residents of this area, including those from Maine.

Contact Information:

180-200 Portland St., Suite 1

Boston, MA 02114

(617) 695-1225 or (800) 949-4232

[email protected]

This is very similar to the ADA center Disability Grants in Louisiana.

Pine Tree Society (PTS)

PTS is a nonprofit founded in Maine in 1936. It provides assistance to state residents with disabilities through a variety of services, including the acquisition and maintenance of assistive technology.

Contact Information:

P.O. Box 518

149 Front Street

Bath, Maine 04530

(207) 443-3341

[email protected]