February 24, 2017

VA Offers up to $8M in Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is providing up to $8 million in grants to fund adaptive sports programs that offer activities for veterans and members of the armed forces who have disabilities. Applications for the fiscal year 2018 Adaptive Sports Grant must be submitted by April 21.

Previous VA grants have been provided to eligible nonprofits, veterans’ groups, universities, and municipalities that plan, develop, manage, and implement adaptive sports activities. Funding may be used for training, program development, coaching, sports equipment, supplies, program evaluation, and other activities related to adaptive sports program implementation and operation.

“We know disabled veterans and military members of all ages and abilities report better health and an improved quality of life when participating in adaptive sports,” said VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD. “We encourage organizations to apply for a grant to better assist those who have faced life changes due to their military service.”

To access the Grant Notice of Funding Availability and application package, visit www.grants.gov, click on the Search Grants icon on the middle of the page, and enter opportunity number VA-ASG-2018-01.

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