11 Funding Opportunities for Wheelchair Accessible Vans in Colorado

Posted On: 08/20/2019

11 Funding Opportunities for Wheelchair Accessible Vans in Colorado

 

One of the many privileges of residing in Colorado is that you are literally living in a Kodak moment. A simple drive to the gas station offers at least 30 photo ops. And while avid skiers appreciate an 8+ month long ski season, Colorado displays over 300 days of sunshine a year, making it one of the country’s sunniest states. This could have something to do with Colorado being the second happiest state in the country according to overall satisfaction of its residents, behind only Hawaii. In addition to the mountains, Colorado offers a radiant landscape of high plains, canyons, rivers, forests and desert lands. Colorado’s southwest corner borders Arizona, Utah and New Mexico, making this the only place in the country where the corners of four states meet. 

 

Craft Beer, Smashburger and Chipotle are only a few things this dog-friendly state has to offer. Colorado is a wonderland for sports fans. With Mile High Stadium being home to the beloved Denver Broncos, Coors Field and the Colorado Rockies, and the multi-purpose Pepsi Center to the Denver Nuggets and the Colorado Avalanche, there is no shortage of action. Colorado also boasts a pretty impressive education scene with Universities such as Colorado, Colorado State and the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

 

While Colorado has some pretty impressive stats by ranking as the fifth most active state in the country and the second least obese, there are still over a half-million individuals of all ages with one or more disabilities. At BLVD, we strive to assist all Coloradans facing unique challenges and limitations, find programs and services to help them live with dignity, in safety and as independently as possible. Please see below for a comprehensive list that we have put together of funding opportunities for a handicap accessible vehicle or wheelchair van in Colorado.

 

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 Colorado (CO)

 

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Apply for Colorado Disability Grants and Benefits with Free Help

 

Adult Resources for Care and Help (ARCH)

ARCH is Colorado’s Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC). Its goal is to help the elderly and the disabled locate and avail themselves to all assistance options. They help residents ages 18 years and older with functional disabilities and persons of all ages with developmental disabilities. Offices are located throughout the state, each serving multiple counties. 

303-866-2800

https://www.caregiver.org/adult-resources-care-and-help-arch

 

Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)

AAA branches are spread throughout Colorado. They are committed to helping senior citizens maintain dignity and independence by providing any needed information and a variety of services. Use the link above to find a complete list of local offices, contact information and a link to specific branch websites.

https://www.agingcare.com/local/area-agency-on-aging#CO

 

The Center for People with Disabilities (CPWD)

CPWD is a non-profit that has been around since 1977. They offer all types of assistance to Boulder-area people with disabilities, helping them achieve and maintain independence and self-determination.

1675 Range Street

Boulder, CO  80301

(303) 442-8662 or (888) 929-5519

https://www.cpwd-ilc.org/

 

Colorado Assistive Technology Partners

The mission of Colorado Assistive Technology Partners is to empower individuals with disabilities to improve their quality of life through the use of assistive technology. Services include clinical services, consultation, education, research, and innovative technology development.

303-315-1280

http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/AssistiveTechnologyPartners/Pages/Home.aspx

 

Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC)

“Cross Disability” simply means that CCDC serves people with all sorts of disabilities. The organization, run by people with disabilities, is a powerful advocacy group and an essential ally for any state resident with a disability trying to secure grants or other money to apply toward a handicap van.

655 Broadway, Suite 775

Denver, CO  80203

303-839-1775

http://www.ccdconline.org/

 

Colorado Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

The Colorado VA serves in-state veterans of the US Military. If you’re a disabled veteran, this agency provides many forms of assistance, including grants you can apply toward an accessible vehicle or accessibility modifications.

1355 South Colorado Blvd., Building C, Suite #113

Denver, CO  80222

303-343-1268

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/vets/dva-grants

 

Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council (CDDC)

CDDC serves any Colorado resident with a condition meeting the Federal definition of a developmental disability. The Council’s grants typically go to groups and projects, but some may be available to individuals. In addition, the agency serves as a resource for locating financial aid.

1120 Lincoln, Suite 706

Denver, CO  80203

720-941-0176

http://www.coddc.org/

 

Daniel’s Fund

Daniel’s Fund offers grants to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve and maintain independence and quality of life.

303-393-7220

https://www.danielsfund.org/

 

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, State of Colorado (DVR)

DVR is a division of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.  Its primary focus is to help residents with disabilities find, secure and hold gainful employment. If you or a family member requires a handicapped-accessible vehicle to be part of the workforce, this agency can help.

633 17th Street, 1519

Denver, CO  80202

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dvr/contact-us-90

 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society (MS) Colorado - Wyoming

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

800-344-4867

https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/COC

 

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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