Maryland Disability Grants

Disability Grants and Funding for Maryland Residents

Maryland disability grants for Maryland residents offer gratuitous help for the purpose of purchasing wheelchairs, scooters, a wheelchair lift, stair lift  or some other mobility device for yourself or family members with limited mobility.  Whether you need to purchase a handicap van, a wheelchair lift, a stair lift, platform lift, verical lift or to install hand controls or accessibility equipment; grants and funding assistance are readily available.

If you reside in Annapolis or somewhere else in Maryland, you have numerous options for securing Maryland disability grants and other assistance.  The resources below are routes to financial aid. You can get help purchasing a handicap van or modifying your vehicle with modifications such as scooter or wheelchair lifts or ramps, converting automotive seating systems to turn or having adaptive hand controls installed.

Our list below lists agencies, associations and organizations who award grants that may be put towards needed equipment for disabled individucals.  Some offer more indirect assistance by helping you locate (and sometimes apply for) Maryland-based disability grants which you may qualify for.

Remember, local chapters of disability specific associations are also prime sources for grant money and other help if you can’t afford a wheelchair lift, wheelchair accessible van, scooter, stair lift, or other similar items on your own.

The Department of Aging

For elderly people in Maryland and those who care for them, the state’s Department of Aging offers information and assistance. The agency provides a variety of services and can help you locate funding sources for a handicap van.

301 West Preston St., Suite 1007
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 767-1100 or (800) 243-3425


Family NETworks

This is an essential resource for anyone in Maryland living with (or living with someone who has) a disability. Avail yourself of it to find state disability grants, sources of support and more. Sponsored and maintained by the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, the website offers a wealth of reliable information on all aspects of living with a disability.

1001 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 659-7701


Jill Fox Memorial Fund – Maryland Disability Grants

Set up in memory and honor of 19-year-old Jill Fox, this fund helps people suffering from various illnesses acquire the special equipment and care they cannot afford. It awards grants only to Maryland residents, but to people of all ages, races, religions and disabilities.

101 W. Mt Royal Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
(410) 369-9322


Maryland Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)

Maryland’s ADRCs, spread across the state, are part of a national organization promoting self-reliance and a high standard of living for the elderly and the disabled. Use this link to find extensive information and contact information for the office serving your county.


Maryland Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)

Maryland’s chapter of this national agency for senior citizens is run through the State’s Department of Aging. If you or a loved one requires a handicap van due to age-related mobility limitations, this is a good place to turn. Use the link provided to find the office nearest you and its contact information.

301 West Preston St., Suite 1007
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 767-1100 or (800) 243-3425 (toll free, Maryland)


Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC)

The DDC in Maryland serves all in-state persons with developmental disabilities, as defined by Federal law. If a developmental disability has left you or your family requiring handicapped-accessible transportation, the Council may help you secure grants.

217 E. Redwood Street Suite 1300
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 767-3670 or (800) 305-6441


Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)

This agency supports the independence of persons with disabilities by helping them find and keep jobs. They offer direct financial assistance for getting a wheelchair accessible van and with handicapped accessibility vehicle modifications. Find your county’s location and contact information at DORS website or reach their main administration office at:

2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218-1696
(410) 554-9442 or (888) 554-0334


Maryland Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)

The Maryland Governor’s SILC helps state residents with disabilities lead more self-determining, independent lives. This is a major resource for finding funds to put toward your wheelchair van.

2300 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 554-5412 or (866) 996-0961


Maryland Technology Assistance Program (MTAP)

MTAP operates under the auspices of the Maryland Department of Disabilities. It aims to promote independence and quality of life for the state’s elderly and disabled by increasing access to assistive technology. They do not have funding for grants. However, they are an information center for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and their funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services helps provide information, guidance and training on the ADA.

(800) 832-4827


Mid-Atlantic Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center

There is a national network of ADA centers, with individual chapters serving specific geographical areas. As a Maryland resident, the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center is your organization. It is a leading resource for information and help for persons with disabilities. The Centers are devoted to protecting and furthering the rights, independence and quality of life of disabled citizens.

401 North Washington Street, Suite 450
Rockville, MD 20850
(800) 949-4232

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