Controls 4 Control

What is Controls4Control? Controls4Control is a program offered by Empower Tennessee, via funding from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, that provides individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) with financial resources to equip their personal vehicles with hand controls so that they may attain their goals for independent living.

Why is this program needed? When individuals lose the ability to use their lower limbs as the result of an SCI they also lose the ability to operate the pedals of a vehicle and can no longer drive. Hand controls are available which can allow a person with SCI to drive again; but the cost of these controls puts this option out of reach for most – particularly since many people with SCI are unemployed, receiving public assistance, and don’t have the assets to pay for the equipment and installation.

For more information you can download the Eligibility Requirements Here and the Frequently Asked Questions FAQ PDF Here. If you would like to submit an application please submit the form below for consideration and evaluation to participate in this program.


Application for free driving hand controls and installation thru a grant Empower TN has received.
  • Your primary medical disability
  • Please enter a value between 1 and 20.
  • By submitting this form I attest to the accuracy of the information provided above and do hereby apply for a grant from Controls4Control, a program of Empower Tennessee for the purposes of equipping my vehicle with hand controls and any other equipment recommended for the safe operation of said vehicle. I further agree to abide by all program rules and requirements and agree to make myself available for quarterly follow-up contacts from Empower Tennessee for up to one year from date of installation. I understand that I will be solely responsible for any ongoing maintenance of the equipment purchased and installed through this grant.
  • Controls4Control is funded by a grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation. The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is dedicated to research and programs to improve the quality of life for people living with spinal cord injury.