Daniel M. Carney Chairman Awards

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Financial awards for medical equipment and assistive technology

The Chairman Awards provide financial aid of up to $1,000 for Kansans with disabilities in need of medical equipment and assistive technology.

Any type of equipment is eligible! Examples include (but are not limited to): communication devices, wheelchair modifications, home and vehicle ramps, adaptive strollers, home modifications, magnifiers, prosthetics, orthopedic shoes, gait trainers, walkers, lift chairs, and much more.

Award requirements:

  • Must be a Kansas resident with a disability,
  • Must have already partially secured funding for the item, and
  • The remaining amount needed to purchase the item must not exceed $1,000.
    • If an item costs $2,000, the applicant must have already secured $1,000 or more in order to be considered.
      (If the item costs $1,000 or less, no additional funding is required.)

Deadline: May 31, 2023

Contact us with questions.

This award is an endowed gift established in honor of Daniel M. Carney’s 50-year service to CPRF as Chairman of the Board. 


Recipient or parent/guardian
Recipient or parent/guardian
Preferred Method of Contact(Required)
City of Residence(Required)
Only Kansas residents are eligible for this award.
Examples: This tablet will help my child communicate and participate in the classroom. The communication barrier is preventing him from showing what he knows and engaging with his classmates. | Having an adaptive stroller would make running errands easier for our family. Her wheelchair works great for long periods of time, but it can be time-consuming to get the chair loaded into the car just to run to the grocery store. | A power chair will enable me to be more independently mobile. I would be able to go where I wanted on my own schedule. | A hand bike will allow me to improve my strength and cardio fitness. I want to focus on my personal health goals.
If you are uploading a file, type N/A into the text box. You must provide either a website link to the item OR upload a quote.
Max. file size: 8 MB.
If the item you need is $1,000 or less, outside funding is not required. Type N/A if your equipment costs $1,000 or less.
Provide documentation of the secured funding. If you plan to pay any portion out of pocket, please indicate the amount in the text box. Upload grant award letters, other promises to pay, insurance approvals, or any other type of additional funding. If there are multiple files, please combine them into one or contact us for assistance. If the total amount of the equipment is $1,000 or less, type N/A.
Max. file size: 8 MB.
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