Minnesota

Loans/Financing

EquipALife: The Micro Loan Program

Provides access to low-interest loans for people in need of financial assistance to pay for Assistive Technology devices and services.

Grant

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Assistive Technology Program

The Assistive Technology Program may help locate, partially fund, or provide full funding for one of a wide range of devices. These allow those with MS to function more independently in their daily lives, as well as more easily participate in recreational, educational, and vocational activities.

GiveTech.org

GiveTech was established to identify individuals whose disabilities leave them physically unable to use a computer through normal means (e.g. mouse and/or keyboard) but who remain lucid, who lack the financial ability to purchase the necessary computer input technology to allow them to use a computer, whose lives would be greatly improved by the ability to use a computer.

Association of Blind Citizens Assistive Technology Fund

Association of Blind Citizens will provide funds to cover 50% of the retail price of adaptive devices or software. The ABC board of directors believes that this program will allow blind and visually impaired individuals access to technology products that will have a significant impact on improving employment opportunities, increase the level of independence and enhance their overall quality of life.

United Healthcare Children’s Foundation

United Healthcare Children's Foundation helps pay for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapies, counseling services, surgeries, prescription medications, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids.

The Possibilities Fund

The Possibilities Fund was established for the sole purpose of purchasing assistive technology (AT) devices and services for people residing in North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota.

The Elsie Bellows Fund

The Elsie Bellows Fund is a national program operated by UCP that provides grants for purchasing or repairing assistive-technology equipment for individuals with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities and their families who are in financial need and do not have other funding resources are eligible.

EquipALife

The EquipAlLife program is meant to fill a gap in services where no other source of funds is available and the person lives within federal guidelines to be considered in poverty.

Program

Minnesota STAR Program

Minnesota STAR Program helps all Minnesotans with disabilities gain access to and acquire the assistive technology they need to live, learn, work and play.