Get a grant or funding to pay for a need

Iowa Compass has information about grants and funding to meet the needs of people with disabilities, their family members, and care providers.  Most of these help pay for assistive technology items. You may search our Search Services & Resources page two ways. The first is by entering in service keywords for the items you need, such as wheelchair, iPad, hearing aid, ramp, for examples.   Some funding can be used for any purpose, but is only for people with specific health conditions, such as Autism, HIV/AIDS or Multiple Sclerosis.

Another way to find funding is to choose the Financial Assistance category on the same page. Then scroll through the items and services for which funding may be available. If you need a specific assistive technology item, you might also want to check out local loan closets. You may be able to borrow the item you need.