Home Improvement and Structural Alteration (HISA) grants. A HISA grant provides funds for home improvements necessary for a disabled veteran to have access around the house and to essential lavatory and sanitary facilities. A HISA grant is available to a veteran who has received a medical determination by the V.A. that alterations to the home are necessary or appropriate for the effective treatment of the disability or for access. A veteran may receive both a HISA grant and either an SHA or SAH grant. The rules for HISA grants -- what they cover and what they don't -- are complicated and require participation by the person or company that will be doing the home alterations.

Note: A HISA grant is available to a disabled veteran even if the disability isn't service-connected.

HISA grants are for up to $4,100 for a veteran whose disability is service-connected, and up to $1,200 for a veteran whose disability isn't service-connected.