Federal grants are money and financial aid provided to individuals and groups to improve their lives. Yearly, there are big amounts of money allocated for people to use. Disabled and handicapped people are also qualified to avail of these financial aids provided by the government.
So how can you avail of grants like these? The process could be simple but the application and getting the grant can be a little difficult. There are different grants available to disabled people like personal and business grants. There are also grants offered for disabled veterans
The best way to start applying for disability and handicapped federal grants would be to identify, first, what federal agency you are going to work with. Just the same when you are applying for federal grants for a personal organization, you need to have a list of federal agencies that provides grants.
You can check the Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance and look for the agencies that can best adapt to your needs. There are also books that have lists of federal agencies on them, actually, you do not have to buy the book. There are books readily available in public libraries which got updated annually.
With the current administration there are more federal grants available for individuals with disabilities and are veterans. Actually, grants for the disabled and handicapped are not that limited to those who have physical disabilities. There are also individuals who are mentally incapacitated who can also get federal grants.
Federal grants for those who mentally incapacitated are provided to ensure that there would be facilities available for their intellectual growth and development. The federal grants available are meant to deal with the cost of having the disease diagnosed, intervening with the disease and getting a professional to assist with the mental therapy. Disabled people can also avail of facilities designed to help them to deal with their disability.
An employer is also incurred to pay the extra cost as included in the provisions of the grant. Sometimes, they have to make changes in how they managed their employees to deal with the disabled employees. Included in the grants would be to improve workplace facilities, welfare facilities, extra attendants for the mentally- challenged, and additional coaches and caretakers for the mentally- challenged employees.
As mentioned, the grants can be easily applied to but are difficult to get. People can only be entitled with these grants if they are fully qualified. According to Federal rules, the condition can be considered as a mental disability if it occurred or started before the age of 22.
There are different kinds of grants for the disabled, there are grants where disabled students could apply for financial aid. There are also federal grants available for the disabled who would like to set up their own businesses. Unfortunately, there are few grants like these which is why competition can be hard at times when applying for grants like these.
When applying for disability grants, here are some pointers you can consider:
• You can only apply for a disability grant if you are a registered disabled person or a disabled person owns your home, if you are living with a disabled person and if you are a landlord who has a tenant who is disabled.
• A test would be administered to assess the applicants. Disabled children under the age of 16 can have their parents submit or file the application in behalf of them.
• There are grants that can help people cope in creating friendly and easy-access homes for their disabled family members. It is important to get an occupational therapist to justify the recommendation for you in getting the federal grant.