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Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Veterans and Disabled Members of the Armed Forces

Posted By Anne Long | Mar 24, 2015

Department of Veterans Affairs

Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Veterans and Disabled Members of the Armed Forces

Deadline: May 26, 2015

Award Ceiling: $500,000

http://www.va.gov/adaptivesports/va_grant_program.asp

The Adaptive Sports Grant (ASG) Program’s purpose is to provide grants to eligible adaptive sports entities to plan, develop, manage, and implement programs to provide adaptive sports activities for disabled Veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces. Adaptive sports activities means: (1) instruction, participation, and competition in adaptive sports; (2) training and technical assistance to program administrators, coaches, recreation therapists, instructors, VA employees, and other appropriate individuals; and (3) coordination, Paralympic classification of athletes, athlete assessment, sport-specific training techniques, program development (including programs at the local level), sports equipment, supplies, program evaluation, and other activities related to the implementation and operation of the program. B. Funding Priorities: The overriding goal is to ensure that appropriate levels of resources are provided to eligible adaptive sports entities with the greatest capabilities to provide adaptive sports activities that meet the current needs and priorities for disabled Veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces as described in the ASG Program goals and objectives and provides adaptive sports activities in geographic regions where VA has identified limited sports opportunities for disabled Veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces as further described in V.A.2.(g) below. C. Approach: Grantees will be expected to leverage adaptive sports grant funds to provide adaptive sports activities for disabled Veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces. In doing so, grantees are required to establish outreach programs including active liaison with VA, Department of Defense, State, local and tribal governments; and Veterans Services Organizations (VSOs), private agencies, and organizations as detailed under 77.11.