Ways to Find Funding for Handicap Accessible Vehicle in Arizona

Posted On: 08/13/2019

Ways to Find Funding for Handicap Accessible Vehicle in Arizona

 

The Grand Canyon state has so much more to offer than one of the Seven Wonders of the World and 10-foot tall plants covered in thousands of needles (one of the only places in the world with cacti, which are truly spectacular). Whether you’re looking for desert, lakes, mountains, rivers or SNOW (yes, it snows here, but it’s optional), Arizona not only has it all, but all within a reasonable distance.

 

Utopia for Foodies? The Scottsdale Culinary Festival is it, but it doesn’t stop there. Arizona gives New York and Chicago a run for their money with some of the best pizza and hot dogs in America. Don’t miss the famous Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix and the bacon-wrapped Sonoran hot dog on a crispy bun topped with pinto beans, chopped onions, tomatoes and jalapeños will change your life! Wine lovers don’t need to travel to California to taste some of the best vino in the country. The Sedona Wine Adventures and the Verde Valley Wine Trail will not disappoint even the most selective wine connoisseur. 

 

If the sunshine and scenery aren’t enough to sell you on Arizona, try bidding farewell to having to change the clocks in your vehicle or on your microwave again. That’s right, Arizona is one of only two states who don’t observe Daylight Savings Time, with Hawaii being the other one.

 

There are over 7 million people who currently call Arizona home. While many of these residents soak up the desert rays, jogging, or hiking the many trails that will lead them to the top of a valley in no time, there are more than 1.6 million adults in Arizona that have a disability of some sort, restricting these luxuries that many of us take for granted. At BLVD, one of our goals is to assist aging Arizonans, and any individual facing unique challenges, limitations and/or resource constraints, find programs and services to help them live with dignity, in safety and as independently as possible. We have put together a comprehensive list of funding opportunities for a handicap accessible vehicle or wheelchair van in Arizona.

 

Disclaimer: This information is intended to assist you in your purchase or financing of a wheelchair van, and is in no way an offer or advertisement for a free wheelchair van.

 

Grants, Financial Aid and Resources for Handicap Vans in Arizona (AZ)

 

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Arizona Aging and Disabilities Resource Centers (ADRCs)
The ADRCs around Arizona offer the most up-to-date, comprehensive information, support and services to the aging and disabled populations in the state. To find financial aid for your wheelchair van or accessibility conversions, get in touch with the office serving your county.

https://www.adrc-tae.acl.gov/tiki-index.php?page=CordaMaps&st=AZ

 

Arizona Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)

AAA offices are located all around Arizona. They provide assistance, information and support to state senior citizens, persons with disabilities and their loved ones.

https://des.az.gov/services/aging-and-adult/division-aging-and-adult-services

 

Arizona Department of Veterans Services

Disabled US military veterans in Arizona may need look no further than the state’s Department of Veterans Services for a disability grant covering the cost of a wheelchair van. If you became disabled (or increasingly disabled) during service or VA-sponsored care, you are probably entitled to such financial aid, along with other services and support.

4141 North Herrera Way

Phoenix AZ, 85012

(602) 255-3373

https://dvs.az.gov/

 

Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (ADDPC)

The Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (ADDPC) serves Arizona residents with developmental disabilities along with their families, providing original research and support to projects that accomplish their three current goals in the state plan: increasing employment opportunities, encouraging individuals to advocate for themselves and promoting inclusion.

Contact Information:

3839 North 3rd Street, Suite 306

Phoenix, Arizona 85012

Phone: 602+ 542-8970

Fax: 602 542-8978

Toll Free: 877-665-3176

Website: https://addpc.az.gov

 

Arizona Rehabilitation Services

This agency operates under the auspices of the Arizona State Department of Economic Security. It is dedicated to assisting disabled Arizona residents find and maintain gainful employment for increased independence and a more rewarding life. It may partially or fully fund your handicapped-accessible vehicle if you need it to look for and hold down a job.

(800) 563-1221

https://des.az.gov/services/employment/arizona-rehabilitation-services

 

Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)

The Arizona SILC advocates on behalf of a more independent lifestyle for the state’s disabled residents. While it doesn’t supply disability grants, it serves as an essential resource for people seeking this sort of aid.

5025 E Washington Street, Suite 214

Phoenix, AZ 85034

(602) 262-2900

azsilc.org/

 

Arizona Technology Access Program (AzTAP)

The goal of the Arizona Assistive Technology Exchange hosted by AzTAP is to put Assistive Technology (AT), adapted equipment or Durable Medical Equipment (DME) that is not currently being used into the hands of someone who can benefit from it. The Arizona Assistive Technology Exchange is primarily for residents of Arizona, although we do accept entries from other states. The program is designed to facilitate equipment/device exchange (s) between individuals and is not for the use of for profit vendors or distributors to sell equipment.

Contact Information:

Northern Arizona University

300 W. Clarendon Ave., Suite 475,

Phoenix, AZ 85013

Phone: 602-728-9534

TTY: 602-728-9536

Fax: 602-728-9535

Toll-Free: 800-477-9921

Website: http://aztap.org

 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society (MS) - Arizona

The Arizona Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS and their families and raise funds for critical MS research.

Phone:  1-800-344-4867

Visit Website

INFO@AZA.NMSS.ORG

 

Author Information

Katie Cummings
Mobility Blogger

My professional background stems from non-profit marketing and fundraising for a large children’s cancer hospital. Every day I was able to make connections and relationships for kids and their families going through devastating times. From securing small donations to large corporate support, it was all about providing hope that one day doctors and researchers would find a cure. It was truly an honor to be a part of something so important.

Just this past year, I came to work alongside my family for BLVD.com, a website dedicated to offering the latest information and resources for people needing mobility products. This was a dream come true for me as I have always wanted to combine more time with my family while still helping others. Our family has been in the mobility industry for over 35 years with the goal of enhancing the quality of life for people with mobility issues. This is the spirit behind BLVD and what I am most excited about sharing in my blog.

I love meeting new people and have found that volunteering is the best way to learn more about others and myself. Coffee keeps me going as do walks my pup "Kirby" and most of all being with family and friends. I invite you to check out my blog to learn more about how "together we can move through life better!"

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