Assistive Technology Funding Resources

Self-Help Credit Union's Alternative Financing Program 

Persons having a documented disability and needing help with purchasing assistive technology should consider the Self-Help Credit Union's Alternative Financing Program(AFP). The AFP provides low interest loans for assistive technology. For additional information, please download the flyer at the end of the page. Alternatively, please feel free to contact Tammy Pereboom at the NCATP Charlotte office at 704-566-2899 or at

Assistive Technology Funding Options for Individuals




ALS Association North Carolina Chapter
4 N. Blount S, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27601

Funding for adults with ALS

Region: NC 

Max of $750 for two funding periods

Funded Communication Subsidy: 

  • Cost of 1 iPad/Tablet and communication apps
  • Copays for Speech Generating Devices (SGDs)
  • Electronic Writing Tablets (example: Boogie Board)

Association of Blind Citizens
PO Box 246
Holbrook, MA 02343

Assistive Technology fund provides partial funding for the purchase of devices by individuals who are blind or visually impaired

Region: USA

Email applications only; contact for dates and current eligibility requirements.

Bank of America
1-800-900-9000 voice
1-800-833-2632 TTY

Access loans for vehicle and home modification

Region: USA

Contact Bank of America for loan eligibility requirements, application and interest rates.

Carolina Children’s Communication Disorders Program (CCCDP)
5501 Fortunes Ridge Dr.
Ste A
Durham, NC 27113
UNC Hospitals

Funding for hearing aids assisted listening devices and cochlear implants for children.

Region: NC

Application required income and needs-based, ages from 3rd birthday to 21st birthday.

Chrysler Corporation Automobility
PO Box 5080
Troy, MI 48007


Funding up to $1,000 to cover installation of adaptive equipment

Region: USA

Contact Chrysler Corporation or local dealer for application and eligibility requirements

Easter Seals–UCP  NC
5171 Glenwood Ave.,        Suite 211,
Raleigh, NC 27612



Funding only if no other resources for DME, assistive, or smart technologies are available. Individuals must live in the community.

Region: NC

Funding to individuals for DME, assistive, or smart technologies if and when grant monies are available. Application required with copies of clinical evaluations of the item requested. Permanent, long-term disabilities, developmental disabilities, and all ages. Co-payments are not eligible for funding. Waiting lists for requests.

Eblen Charities
50 Westgate Pkwy.
Asheville, NC 28806

Assistance to individuals with disabilities.

Region: Western NC 

No written application process, call to make a request. Not income based.

First in Families of NC
3109 University Dr., Suite 100
Durham, NC 27707

Individuals with developmental disabilities and their families

Region: NC

Go to website for info on local programs and their specific criteria for assistance

Ford Motor Assistance Program
Mobility Financing
800-952-2248 Voice
800-833-0312 TTY


Long-term financing for the purchase of Ford vehicles for qualified borrowers.

Region: USA

Application process, income based.

General Motors Mobility Program
PO Box 5053
Troy, MI 48007
866-234-3036 Voice

Financing for adaptive driving equipment, maximum of $1,000

Region: USA

Reimbursement program to purchase and install adaptive equipment for individuals with disabilities who purchase a General Motors vehicle.


Hear Now Starkey Hearing Foundation

6700 Washington Ave. South
Eden Prairie, MN 55344


Provides hearing aids for individuals with very limited financial resources and limited family support.

Region: USA

$100 processing fee for each hearing aid funding application. The fee is non-refundable under any circumstance, income based, and requires proof of other attempts for funding.

The Hike Fund, Inc
C/o Claudia Hauser
530 Elliot St.
Council Bluff, IA 51503-0202

Funding to purchase assisted listening devices and hearing aids for children under age 20 with hearing loss

Region: USA

Submit application with a prescription from physician or audiologist and document financial need.

Roberts-Miller Fund
Community Foundation Gaston County
Elizabeth Patton, 1201 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC 28054


Roberts-Miller Fund provides funds for medical equipment for children less than 18 yrs old

Region: NC

Income based, application available on website (see Grant Seekers, then Roberts-Miller Children Fund

Miracle Ear Children’s Foundation
PO Box 59261
Minneapolis, MN 55459

Funding for hearing aids and hearing support services for children 16 yrs old or younger.

Region: USA

Application required; include medical documentation, income $20,000 - $45,000

Modest Needs Foundation
115 E 30th St., FL1
New York, NY 10016

Funds for emergency expenses, max of $1,000 per request.

Region: USA

No phone applications, apply on the website, proof of need required.

Multiple Sclerosis Society of the Greater Carolinas
3101 Industrial Drive, 
Suite 210
Raleigh, NC 27609
TEL: 919-834-0678 FAX: 704-527-0406 EMAIL: NCT@NMSS.ORG

Information and referral for local resources

Region: NC

Contact local chapter for funding options.

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Greensboro Office 
1500 Pinecroft Road, #109
336 856-1591 

Charlotte Office
1515 Mockingbird Lane, #701
704 567-2912

Funds for clinic visits at UNC, Duke; funds for purchase of wheelchairs, leg braces, and communication devices and for repair of devices.

Region: NC

Funding for individuals with muscular dystrophy and related medical conditions.

United Spinal Cord Injury 
120-34 Queens Blvd, Suite 320 | Kew Gardens, NY 11415 | 718-803-3782

Funding to individuals with spinal cord injuries.

Region: USA

Website maintains a database of funding options.

O'Berry Center Foundation
P.O. Box 1157 Goldsboro NC 27533
Phone 919-581-4187   

Funding for AT, durable medical goods, vehicle modifications, not to exceed $5,000.

Region: Wayne County and 16 counties in SE North Carolina

Application required with copies of evaluations and a list of other attempts to obtain funding.

Shriners Hospitals
for Children — Greenville
950 West Faris Road
Greenville, SC 29605
Directory of Shriners Hospitals



Medical services at their pediatric specialty hospitals for children less than 18 yrs. old

Region: USA

Contact the Care Coordinators at Shriner’s for an application and how to obtain sponsorship of local Shrine Temple.

State Employees
Association of North Carolina

1621 Midtown Place
Raleigh, NC 27609

Scholarships to SEANC members and their families

Region: NC

Scholarships based on financial need or merit; the application is on the website.

Toyota Mobility Assistance

(800) 331-4331



Provides a maximum of $1,000 for installation of adaptive equipment and
extended loans for purchase or lease of new Toyota vehicles.

Region: USA

Requires credit approval for long-term mobility financing for people with
disabilities. Cash reimbursement for installation of adaptive equipment.

Travelers Protective
 Association Trust (TPA)

2041 Exchange Drive
St. Charles, MO 63303


Financial aid to children and adults who are deaf or hearing impaired and scholarships for students who are deaf or hearing impaired. Deadline March 1st of each year; scholarships.

Region: USA

Funding for mechanical devices, medical or specialized treatment or specialized education as well as speech classes, note takers, interpreters, etc. directly related to hearing impairment. Applications for aid and scholarships are posted on the website.

Wheelchair Foundation
3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle
Danville, CA 94506


Accepts requests for placement of used wheechairs

Region: USA

Submit written request for a used wheelchair, specific details are posted on the website 

Funding Webinar
Assistive Technology and Augmentative Communication Funding from NC Assistive Technology Program on Vimeo.

Should you have any difficulty accessing the information on this page please contact:

Lynne Deese: