Last Updated on August 7, 2022 by Danielle McDonald
There are many state-based resources available in Oregon that can help you fund your accessible wheelchair van. This applies whether you are buying or leasing a new or used accessible van, or making modifications to your vehicle to allow for adaptive driving or access. Oregon disability grants make it possible to acquire a handicapped-accommodating vehicle much quicker than you might think.
Filing paperwork for grants for disabled people is not the hardest part. It’s actually finding ones to apply for. However, your job is now much easier. The list below includes financial assistance for Oregon residents with disabilities. It also contains some in-the-know local groups that can help to find the best sources of financial assistance you might not have found out on your own.
Furthermore, there are many other great state-based sources of assistance and financial aid. Among these are local chapters of foundations, associations, organizations, and other bodies committed to helping people with your specific disability.
Sources for Oregon Disability Grants and Assistance
BFF is a nonprofit charity foundation that provides grants directly to qualified residents of Oregon with physical disabilities. It was established in 1981 from a trust named after its founder.
1511 SW Sunset Blvd., Suite 1
Portland, OR 97239
This group is involved in outreach, research, and other support services to help the disabled population living in the state. Persons with limited mobility in Oregon should check with the Institute for disability grant sources for a handicapped-accessible vehicle.
707 SW Gaines St.
Portland, OR 97239
You can find all kinds of assistance and services at the Northwest ADA Center if you are a person with a disability living in Oregon. This is your branch of the National Network of ADA Centers.
Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation
University of Washington
6912 220th St S.W., Suite 105
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
The ADRCs in Oregon are considered as “one-stop shops” providing information and support to the state’s elderly and disabled population. Their assistance is comprehensive and always current. Therefore, contact your local office.
O4AD is a prime advocate and service provider for senior citizens and people with disabilities living in Oregon. It oversees all offices across the state.
P.O. Box 12189
3410 Cherry Ave NE
Salem OR 97309
The Oregon CDD is open to any resident who meets the federally-established guidelines for persons with developmental disabilities. It offers grant money as well as many other forms of support.
540 24th Place NE
Salem, OR 97301-4517
(503) 945-9941 or (800) 292-4154
The Oregon VA strives to assist veterans and their families to have better lives. There are many benefits offered. These benefits include disability grants for veterans who have lost their mobility while on active duty, or receiving VA care. These grants can be used to obtain a wheelchair van.
- Salem Office:
700 Summer St NE
Salem, OR 97301-1285
- Portland Office:
100 SW Main St Ste 200
Portland, OR 97204-2822
(503) 373-2000 or (800) 828-8801 or benefit claims (800) 692-9666
This is similar to the VA Disability Grants in Pennsylvania.
Oregon’s OVRS was created to help disabled individuals to further their ability to be employed. It provides many services and all kinds of assistance. This agency may also offer a disability grant for disabled people who need a wheelchair van, or accessibility equipment and modifications to help them look for and keep a job.
OVRS Administration Unit
Department of Human Services
500 Summer St. NE E-87
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 945-5880 or (877) 277-0513
The SILC is there to make sure persons with disabilities living in Oregon are able to have input in their state’s policies and independent living centers. Although it cannot award grants to individuals directly, it can point you towards other sources that might.
500 Summer Street NE E87
Salem, OR 97301-1063
OTAP supports families of children with disabilities in Oregon to assist them in acquiring and using the assistive technology that benefits them. It offers education and information, equipment training, and other support. They may also tell you about funding opportunities for a wheelchair van for your child.
1871 NE Stephens
Roseburg, OR 97470
This is similar to the technology Disability Grants in Oklahoma.
This chapter, which was established in 1990, is Oregon’s chapter of national network that offers assistive technology programs. It is committed to increase accessibility of assistive technology for the disabled population of Oregon. It provides financial assistance, training, device loans for testing before buying, and more.
Administrative Offices and Computer Lab
3070 Lancaster Drive NE
Salem, OR 97305
(503) 361-1201 or (800) 677-7512