Government and Regulations

New Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs

Up to $8 million in grants is being awarded to 89 national, regional, and community programs for planning, developing, managing, and implementing adaptive sports programs.


 

The VA is awarding up to $8 million in grants to eligible recipients with experience managing large-scale adaptive sports programs for disabled veterans and service members.

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The awards will go to 89 national, regional, and community programs, including veterans service organizations, municipalities, and other groups. The money can be used for planning, developing, managing, and implementing adaptive sports programs. The VA estimates that approximately 10,000 veterans and service members will benefit.

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Recipients include the Challenged Athletes Foundation (California), which offers a triathlon, surfing, and martial arts; the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (Colorado), which offers therapeutic riding and equine-assisted therapy; and the USRowing Association (New Jersey), which offers adaptive rowing.

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For a full list of organizations that will receive funds, visit http://www.va.gov/adaptivesports/va_grant_program.asp.

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