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FEDERAL GRANTS

REBUILDING TOGETHER AMERICORPS GRANT

https://rebuildingtogether.org/find-your-local-affiliate#popup-1742
https://www.rebuildingphilly.org/
https://www.rtpittsburgh.org/
http://www.rtgh.org/

Although not specifically geared towards people with disabilities, this AmeriCorps grant tends to lean towards helping households with disabled people. Many of the modifications made through these grants are created to ensure the safety of people with limited mobility.

GRANTS FROM THE AMERICAN RED CROSS

https://www.redcross.org/get-help.html

Disabled individuals who served or currently serve in the military may be able to take advantage of many Red Cross grants that are geared towards home updates. Families of the service members may also be able to use these benefits.

THE ARMY WOUNDED WARRIOR PROGRAM

https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/contact-us


Soldiers who qualify for this grant will be able to use funds to improve their homes for themselves and their families. Most of the money here goes to armed service members in the United States Army, and their stated goal is to help servicemen maintain their independence.

RESTORING INDEPENDENCE SUPPORTING EMPOWERMENT (RISE)

https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/home-mods-and-mobility/

RISE, an initiative from the Gary Sinise Foundation (from the movie Forrest Gump) is another organization that aims to help military veterans who were injured while on duty. One of the more interesting aspects of this grant is that it can be used to construct Smart Homes, or homes with exciting new technologies for safety and connectivity.

THE ASSISTED LIVING CONVERSION FOR ELIGIBLE MULTIFAMILY HOUSING PROJECTS (ACLP)

https://www.cfda.gov/?s=program&mode=form&tab=step1&id=b2c4155b333328cb79e11cbc10a17ad5

 

The US Office of Housing under the auspices of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) created the ACLP. This grant is specifically for seniors who are in need of living modifications to continue living safely and comfortably. One special note – funds from the SCLP may be used to hire a personal assistant, who can help a disabled homeowner with personal care, cleaning and cooking, among other important services.

LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL

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For homeowners with a visual disability or hearing problem, Lions Club International is here to help. Many of the locally based clubs will personally sponsor other programs that give direct assistance to disabled homeowners.

THE SELF SUFFICIENCY GRANT

https://www.modestneeds.org/for-applicants/faq.asp

 

ModestNeeds.org gives households without the ability to qualify for low income housing the chance to receive assistance with home modifications. The overall goal of the grant is to ensure that households who are just above the poverty line do not have to spend the last of their resources on important home modifications that may still be outside of their reach.

VA HOUSING GRANTS FOR DISABLED VETERANS

https://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/adaptedhousing.asp

VA provides grants to Service members and Veterans with certain permanent and total service-connected disabilities to help purchase or construct an adapted home, or modify an existing home to accommodate a disability. Two grant programs exist: the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant and the Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) grant.

SPECIALLY ADAPTED HOUSING (SAH) GRANT

SAH grants help Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities live independently in a barrier-free environment. SAH grants can be used in one of the following ways:

  • Construct a specially adapted home on land to be acquired

  • Build a home on land already owned if it is suitable for specially adapted housing

  • Remodel an existing home if it can be made suitable for specially adapted housing

  • Apply the grant against the unpaid principal mortgage balance of an adapted home already acquired without the assistance of a VA grant

  • View and share VA’s SHA infographic to help spread the word

 

SPECIAL HOUSING ADAPTATION (SHA) GRANT

SHA grants help Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities adapt or purchase a home to accommodate the disability. You can use SHA grants in one of the following ways:

  • Adapt an existing home the Veteran or a family member already owns in which the Veteran lives

  • Adapt a home the Veteran or family member intends to purchase in which the Veteran will live

  • Help a Veteran purchase a home already adapted in which the Veteran will live

ELIGIBILITY

If you are a Service member or Veteran with a permanent and total service-connected disability, you may be entitled to a Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant or a Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) grant. The table below provides an overview of VA’s housing grant programs for Veterans with certain service-connected disabilities.

SPECIALLY ADAPTED HOUSING (SAH) GRANT

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SPECIAL HOUSING ADAPTATION (SHA) GRANT

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