Typically in February and March, the Gateway Board of Directors will assess the financial status of the Chapter and determine how much funding to make available for vehicle modification grants. The announcement of the grant opening will be made in the newsletter, email and social media. Applications will need to be completed for the Board to assess eligibility (click here to download application). Gateway will award $10,000 grants for members to use in trading in their existing accessible vehicle to purchase a newer model, or a $35,000 grant for first time vehicle buyers (number of grants given are dependent on the financial status of the Chapter each year). These grants will be used for cost over and above any VA funds. Each year numerous applications are received and once the individual is determined eligible, names are randomly drawn and the winners are notified.