U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) - Office of National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events (NVSP&SE)
03/31/21 3:00 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories tribal and government agencies, for-profits, nonprofits, IHEs, and school districts to create therapeutic athletics programs serving veterans and current military personnel who have disabilities. Required registrations may take up to four weeks to complete. Funding is intended to provide individuals with athletic training that will improve their independence and quality of life.
VA awards grants to qualifying organizations to plan, develop, manage, and implement programs to provide adaptive sports, provider training, and other opportunities for Veterans and members of the Armed Forces. With the use of these grants, VA is helping community organizations promote community reintegration through sports. Eligible activities range from traditional and Paralympic sports to non-traditional outdoor recreational activities.
For the purpose of this program, adaptive sports activities are defined in accordance with 38 CFR 77.2 as:
For more information on these adaptive sports activities, see: https://www.blogs.va.gov/nvspse/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/VA-SPORTS-21-NOFO.pdf#page=2
The primary goal for this NOFO is to ensure that appropriate levels of resources are provided to eligible adaptive sports entities with capabilities that are well-suited to meet the needs and priorities for Veterans with disabilities and members of the Armed Forces with disabilities. Priorities to be supported by this NOFA are:
Requirements for the Use of Grant Funds: https://www.blogs.va.gov/nvspse/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/VA-SPORTS-21-NOFO.pdf#page=4
GrantWatch ID#: 180970
The number of grants awarded will vary based on the applications received.
Award Ceiling: $750,000
Award Floor: $0
All Adaptive Sports Grant Program awards will be for a 12-month period, September 30, 2021 - September 30, 2022.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Dr. Alison Pruziner
Office of National Veterans Sports Programs & Special Events
Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Office of National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events (10P4RN)
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20420
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