There are government grants available for the purchase of automobiles. However, they are in conjunction with providing transportation services, typically in inner city or economically depressed areas where lack of transportation may prevent individuals from obtaining and maintaining employment.
The grants are administered through the United States Department of Transportation. Each grant has unique guidelines for the types of vehicles that may be purchased as well as their primary intended purpose. Some government grant programs, however, are not open to private individuals. Those interested in applying for a grant should read the eligibility requirements carefully before filling out the application.