How to Find Grants For The Disabled


Individuals with disabilities may find various government and private funded grants to help with health care costs, vehicle modification, education, career change, housing, home repair, and a few may help pay for living necessities like clothing a food.

  • If not working (may still be able to make up to $900 a month) and you feel you can not work the first step to getting government grant help would be to go to your local family services to fill out papers to receive social security. You must do this step first because not only will it qualify you for more grant assistance by this step takes a while so you can keep looking while application for Social Security is still pending.

  • If you are not working and would like to or need help adjusting current job position handicap assessable go to your local vocational rehabilitation center(VR). VR can help with health care costs if it help make you more employable, vehicle modification to allow you to drive to work, pay for education to prepare for a achievable job goal, and even may help pay for living necessities while waiting on the first check.

  • If you are a disabled veteran contact your local Veterans Association to determine what grants you may be eligible for. The VA has the funding to do similar grants but may also be able to pay living expenses while attending college or training programs.

  • Contact the local housing and Urban Development Center (HUD) and the Rural Housing Service Of The Us.S. Department of Agriculture for information on housing grant for individuals with disabilities.

  • Research and join groups and organizations build around disabilities you may have. Some Common ones are the Association of The Blind, American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association. Many organizations that are built around illnesses and disabilities have professional grant seekers for find grant money to help their members.

  • Looking to start a business as a disabled individual contact the Small Business Administration. While you most likely will not receive grant money directly you will receive special low to no interest loans to start a business. Combined with business start up money you may have received from vocational rehabilitation and other foundations you may be well financed to start a good business.

Tips & Warnings

  • If your disability has to do with sight contact the Rehabilitation Services for the Blind instead of The Vocational Rehabilitation Center.
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