Last Updated on August 23, 2023 by Hannah Stevens
Do you think about how you can afford the wheelchair van that you or your loved one needs? Then, Utah disability grants could be your answer. Many groups provide financial assistance that can be used to purchase or lease a used or new handicap van. It can also be used for modifications and accessories, such as wheelchair/scooter lifts, lowered flooring, swiveling and lowering seats, or adaptive driving hand controls.
However, where might you find these disability grants in Utah? This page is the answer to this question. Below is a compilation of the most promising sources. You will learn about state-run government divisions and organizations that offer funding assistance, or work exclusively in guiding and helping people apply for financial aid. But, keep in mind that a lot of them offer both, and you may apply for more than one grant from more than one source.
Furthermore, the state branches of non-profit organizations dedicated to specific disabilities are great resources. Many of these organizations provide assistance in finding other sources, and many offer grants for disabled people.
Sources for Utah Disability Grants and Assistance
This ADA Center provides assistance for disabled residents of the Rocky Mountain region, which includes Utah. The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research funds it. Talk to staff about your situation, and ask for assistance in applying for disability grants that can be used for a handicap van.
3630 Sinton Road, Suite 103
Colorado Springs. CO 80907
This is the same as the ADA Disability Grants in Vermont.
The link above will take you to an interactive map for Utah. Then, find the ADRC for your county. You’ll find useful and current information without having to go through red tape or be sent around in circles. This organization is the most well-equipped to help you find out about funding options for a handicapped-friendly van.
ADRC Administrative Office
10 S. 2000 E. Room 3525
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
This is the same as the ADRCs Disability Grants in Texas.
AAA assists the elderly in many ways. Senior citizens can enjoy independence and continue socialization with their support and services. For more information, contact a certified mobility consultant or read more on the AAA’s website.
195 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84116
(877) 424-47640 or (801) 538-3910
UATP is available to assist disabled residents in Utah to understand and to acquire assistive technology that will improve their lives. This is a great way to find out about your opportunities for financial assistance for accessibility equipment and conversions or wheelchair vans.
6855 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-6855
(435) 797-3824 or (800) 524-5152
Are you a veteran who was disabled while in military service or under VA-provided care? Then, you may be eligible for a disability grant to pay for a handicap van from your state’s DVA. The US veterans residing in Utah must contact this agency.
550 Foothill Blvd. #202
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
(801) 326-2372 or (800) 894-9497
DDC in Utah supports independence, self-determination, and community inclusion of residents with developmental disabilities and their families residing in the state. It is part of a national network, and it adheres to Federal guidelines for identifying developmental disability. You can find out more about the process of applying for a disability grant.
155 S. 300 W. Suite 100
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Utah SILC is a non-profit advocacy group supporting disabled people across the state. The SILC does not offer funding assistance. However, the Council can offer many suggestions.
150 South 600 East Suite 5C
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
The Utah State Office of Rehabilitation’s VR program can help you if a job and earning a living are impossible for you because of mobility issues. It was established to help residents with disabilities gain financial independence and financial security with employment. It also offers grants money to help with transportation costs, among other services.
(801) 538-7530 or (800) 473-7530