Disability Grants & Support Funding For The Disabled
Government grants, private corporations and non-profit organizations provide disability grants for disabled persons and work with programs that promote the health, education, research and job training for disabled persons. The U.S. Department of Health has lists of government disabled grants that are available. Grants may be for educational, purchasing special equipment or for making a building or home more accessible to disabled persons, for food, housing and transportation, health care, research, housing and other assistance. State, local, corporate and non-profit organization community disability grants offer regional assistance to disabled persons and organization for services and equipments, education, job training, arts and media training and education programs, sports and recreation programs, and other personal assistance to disabled persons. There are many different types of grants for disabilities available and programs that help disabled persons live independent lives, obtain a college education or training, allow them to participate in sports and recreation programs and live independent lives as well as programs that help educate the community. Each grant opportunity has its own guidelines and criteria that the applicant must follow and pay close attention to in order to be eligible to receive an award.
- Organizations such as the National Federation of the Blind and the National Association of the Deaf are examples of organizations that provide funds for blind and deaf persons.
- Bridge of Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides donations to persons in nursing homes and disabled persons by providing equipment, technology, clothing, food and health care.
- The American Association of People with Disabilities is another organization that provides assistance to disable persons.
- The American Association on Health & Disability works with programs that ssupport health and wellness for people with disabilities with programs at the federal, state and local levels to reduce additional health conditions and disparities between persons with disabilities and the rest of the community.
- The American Association Intellectual & Development Disabilities, which was formerly the American Association of Mental Retardation (AAMR), works with research and human rights for people that have intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- The American Parkinson Disease Association works on research, patient support, education and community awareness programs regarding the disease.
- The American Spinal Injury Association Promotes health care programs for individuals with spinal cord injury and education programs for health care professionals, patients and families regarding spinal cord injury to promote the patient’s individual independence.
There are numerous other organizations that work with disability programs as well.
Websites such as the disability.gov or grants.gov as well as other foundation websites are good places to search for grants for disabled. There are referral links to grant applications, laws and other resources that can also help you find charitable organizations that provide funding or services to disabled persons. When applying for a grant, you should always check the funder’s criteria and requirements to make sure your needs fit their funding guidelines. Pay attention to application deadlines and attach all supporting documentation the funder requests.
There are organizations and programs for just about every type of disability. Keep in mind that there is no guarantee of receiving an award. Also, there is a lot of competition for funds so you should be applying to multiple funders to increase funding opportunities and apply early.