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