Disability Grants in Nebraska

Last Updated on August 23, 2023 by Hannah Stevens

A variety of grants for disabled people are available to assist the financing of a wheelchair van for elderly and disabled Nebraska residents. You might be looking to buy or lease a new or used handicap van. Or, perhaps you are interested in installing modifications, such as a wheelchair ramp, scooter lift, or adaptive driving controls to make the van more accessible to those with limited mobility.

No matter what your situation may be, there are many Nebraska foundations, agencies and foundations that can offer financial aid to you or help you to find disability grants. The list is a compilation of resources you can explore, and get in touch with if they apply to you.

Reminder: Disability-specific groups can be a great source of grants, and other services and support. Ask for information at your local Nebraska chapters.

Sources for Nebraska Disability Grants and Assistance

Assistive Technology Partnership (ATP)

Although ATP does not directly assist you in paying for assistive technology costs, it is eager to help in other ways. It’s an essential resource to learn about the various possible Nebraska disability grants. Moreover, the Program can help you find financial aid.

Contact Information:

(877) 713-4002

[email protected]

This is quite similar to the Assistive Technology for Independent Living Disability Grants in Nevada.

Great Plains Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center

The Great Plains ADA Center strives to provide fair and equal treatment for people with disabilities who live in Nebraska. It also assists in securing the support and services for which they are eligible. For assistance in locating and applying to disability grants for a wheelchair van, or modifications and equipment that are handicapped-friendly, contact your local chapter of the National Network of ADA Centers.

Contact Information:

100 Corporate Lake Drive

Columbia, MO 65203

(573) 882-3600

[email protected]

Nebraska Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)

ADRCs offer comprehensive information about resources and assistance for the elderly and disabled across the country. These Centers are available in all states and serve residents per county. The link below will take you to an interactive map of Nebraska that will give you contact information for the local office.

Contact Information:

(844) 843-6364

Nebraska Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)

The link above will take you to a list of Nebraska AAA offices. The state’s elderly residents can rely on local agencies for help. So, if you need a handicap van due to an age-related impairment, ask about where to find funding assistance.

Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA)

The Nebraska VA proudly serves veterans who have served their country during wars and peace. It allows you to access the many benefits you earned from military service. You may also be eligible for a disability grant if your enlistment has resulted in you having limited mobility. This grant can then be used for a wheelchair van, adaptive equipment and vehicle conversions.

Contact Information:

301 Centennial Mall S, 6th Flr

P.O. Box 95083

Lincoln, NE 68509-5083

(402) 471-2458

Nebraska Statewide Independent Living Council (NESILC)

NESILC works every day to promote independence and self-determination of Nebraska’s disabled residents, and to combat discrimination against them. The Council would love to help you find all available opportunities. Therefore, ask for assistance in finding state-based disability grants for your handicap van.

Contact Information:

215 Centennial Mall South

Suite 210

Lincoln, NE 68508

(402) 438-7979

[email protected]

Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)

The Nebraska Department of Education has a VR division that can help you if your mobility limitations prevent you from working. It provides job training, assistance in applying for work, and other support services. It also provides Nebraska disability grants to some individuals, including those who would be able to find and keep a job if they had appropriate handicapped-friendly transportation.

Contact Information:

Nebraska VR Department of Education

P.O. Box 94987

Lincoln, NE 68500

(402) 471-3644

(877) 637-3422 (toll free)

This is also one of the Disability Grants in Montana.