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Disability Grants for accessible vehicles and equipment

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), State of Wisconsin

The DVR in Wisconsin serves state residents with a significant disability-related barrier to employment. It may provide you with a disability grant for a wheelchair van or accessibility equipment and modifications if this will make you better able to find and hold a job. Contact your local branch.

(800) 442-3477


Governor’s Committee for People with Disabilities (GCPD)

GCPD began in 1948 to help people with disabilities find work. In 1976, it broadened its mission considerably. Now, it’s an eminently useful resource for all aspects of living in Wisconsin with a disability. Ask about monetary aid for acquiring a vehicle appropriate for your needs.

1 W. Wilson Street, Room 437
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 261-7816


The Great Lakes ADA Center

The Great Lakes ADA Center’s mission is to increase awareness and knowledge with the ultimate goal of achieving voluntary compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This is accomplished within targeted audiences through provision of customized training, expert assistance, and dissemination of information developed by various sources, including the federal agencies responsible for enforcement of the ADA. We are not an enforcement or regulatory agency, but a helpful resource supporting the ADA’s mission to “make it possible for everyone with a disability to live a life of freedom and equality.

The University of Illinois at Chicago
Institute on Disability & Human Development (MC 728)
1640 West Roosevelt Road, Room 405
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 413-1407


Independent Living Council of Wisconsin (ILCW)

ILCW is made up of Governor-appointed members whose prime directive is to make independent living as much a reality as possible for aging and disabled Wisconsin residents. The Council works to facilitate full inclusion in a number of ways, but it does not award grant money directly to individuals. However, it will assist you in finding groups that do.

201 W. Washington Ave., Ste. 110
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 256-9257 or (866) 656-4010


Wisconsin Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)

ADRCs are in place around Wisconsin to help persons with disabilities and senior citizens secure the services and support they need without the hassles and frustration.


Wisconsin Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)

Wisconsin’s AAA, located all around the state, assist elderly residents with a variety of age-related needs. This includes helping them find appropriate sources of financial aid toward vehicles meeting special mobility needs.


Wisconsin’s Assistive Technology Program (WisTech)

WisTech does what it can to help persons with disabilities in the state acquire the assistive technology that can enhance their lives by increasing independence and the ability to participate in the world around them. It can help you find financial aid for your handicap van.

WisTech Support
Office of Independence and Employment
1 W. Wilson Street, Room 437
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 266-7974

Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (WBPDD)

WBPDD fosters inclusion in the community for people with a condition that satisfies the Federally established guidelines of a developmental disability and their families. It offers disability grants to help these people become better equipped for self-determination and participation.

201 West Washington Avenue, Suite 110
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 266-782 or (888) 332-1677

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA)

WDVA works to thank US veterans for their service by facilitating their access to the various benefits they’ve earned. Such benefits often include disability grants when a veteran loses mobility while on active duty or while in VA care. Ask about help paying for your wheelchair van or accessibility conversions.

201 W. Washington Ave.
P.O. Box 7843
Madison, WI 53707-7843
(800) 947-8387

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