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Maine Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

There are limited funds available for home modification to people with disabilities through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) in Maine's Department of Labor.  Funding is approved only if you need home modification in order to seek employment or get to work.  Up to $10,000 may be available for homeowners and up to $5,000 may be available for rental property. You cannot use these funds towards the purchase or construction of a new residence.

Eligibility
To qualify for this benefit, you must:

  • have a physical or mental impairment that constitutes or results in a substantial impediment to employment; and  
  • require vocational rehabilitation services to prepare for, secure, retain, or regain employment.

After you apply for this grant, the DVR will determine your eligibility for services within 60 days.  The DVR will review all current benefits that you may be receiving from other state or federal sources including schools and social security before deciding on your application for funding.

Contact Information

  • Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) Offices
    For further information, visit http://www.state.me.us/rehab/dvr/dvr_vr.htm This site describes the general vocational rehabilitation program in the state of Maine.  You can connect to the rules governing the DVR program on this site or go directly to the rules:  ftp://ftp.state.me.us/pub/sos/cec/rcn/apa/12/152/152c001.doc

    • Augusta
      2 Anthony Avenue
      Augusta, ME  04333-0073
      (207) 624-5120 or (800) 760-1573
      TTY: (800) 633-0770
      FAX: (207) 624-5133
    • Bangor
      45 Oak Street, Suite 1
      Bangor, ME  04401-6514
      (207) 561-4900 or (888) 545-8811
      TTY: (207) 561-4903 or (800) 498-6711
      FAX: (207) 561-4927
    • Houlton
      91 Military Street
      Houlton, ME  04730
      (207) 532-5300 or (800) 691-0033
      TTY: (207) 532-5301
      FAX: (207) 532-5309
    • Lewiston
      5 Mollison Way
      Lewiston, ME  04240
      (207) 753-9050 or (800) 741-2991
      TTY: (207) 753-9067
      FAX: (207) 793-9051
    • Machias
      7 Free Street
      Machias, ME  04654
      (207) 255-0130 or (800) 770-7774
      FAX: (207) 255-3091
    • Portland
      185 Lancaster Street
      Portland, ME  04101
      (207) 822-0400 or (800) 315-1192
      TTY: (207) 822-0412
      FAX: (207) 879-7553
    • Presque Isle
      66 Spruce Street Suite 3
      Presque Isle, ME  04769
      (207) 760-6300 or (800) 635-0357
      TTY: (207) 760-6301
      FAX: (207) 760-6343
    • Rockland
      279 Main Street, Suite 1
      Rockland, ME  04841-9914
      Voice/TTY: (207) 594-1834 or (800) 432-1680
      FAX: (207) 594-1858  
    • Saco
      110 Main Street Suite 1106
      Saco, ME  04072
      (207) 286-2600 or (800) 521-5871
      TTY: (207) 286-2614 or (800) 492-0670
      FAX: (207) 286-2608
    • Skowhegan
      140 North Avenue
      P.O. Box 749
      Skowhegan, ME  04976
      (207) 474-4958
      TTY: (207) 753-9067
      FAX: (207) 474-4914
    • Central Office, Augusta
      150 State House Station
      Augusta 04333-0150
      (207) 624-5950
      TTY: (207) 624-5955 or (800) 698-4440
      FAX: (207) 624-5980

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