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Disability Barrier Removal Grants

 

The Amy Young Barrier Removal Program is a new funding program available to help provide home modifications to remove physical access barriers and hazards for disabled individuals in Central Texas low-income households.  This nonprofit service provides one-time grants for construction services to improve accessibility and eliminate hazardous conditions for persons with disabilities.  The Amy Young Program is administered by St. Vincent de Paul South Central Regional Office, operating from the Bastrop County Recovery Center, 1091 Hwy 71 West, Bastrop, Texas 78602.

Program beneficiaries may be tenants or homeowners and their household members with disabilities.  The Case Management/Outreach Team of the Bastrop County Recovery Center is helping identify potential qualified applicants and make referrals to the St. Vincent de Paul Program Director. 

  • This program is available to Central Texas households with a disabled individual in residence. 
  • There is no requirement for or any connection to wildfire or other disaster damage or relief.
  • Qualified households may apply for one-time construction service grants of up to $20,000
  • There are income restrictions on this program, intended to assist lower income households.
  • There are structural restrictions; not every dwelling qualifies for construction modifications.
  • People renting or leasing may be eligible as well as homeowners; if eligibility conditions met.
  • Recipients cannot have income exceeding 80 percent of the Area Median Family Income.
  • Recipients liquid assets cannot exceed $20,000, excluding retirement and/or 401K accounts.
  • Eligibility and awards are determined by the St. Vincent de Paul South Central Regional Office.

For more information, contact Bastrop County Recovery Center - 512 549 3011

If you know anyone who might be interested and eligible, please give name/contact info to the Recovery Center.  Program staff will follow up to describe program services and explain income limits and other eligibility restrictions.