The VA Office of National Sport Programs and Special Events provides Veterans with opportunities for health through adaptive sports and therapeutic arts programs. The events focused on specialized rehabilitation activities that allow Veteran independence, community engagement, well-being, and improved quality of life.
There are a wide range of interests and activities, such as the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, the National Veterans Golden Age Games, the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, and much more offered at the events.
ADAPTIVE SPORTS GRANT
An Adaptive Sports Grant Program is offered through the VA to ensure that all Veterans can participate in these events. These grants are awarded to qualifying organizations to plan, develop, manage, and implement programs that provide opportunities to participate in adaptive sports for disabled Veterans.
Organizations might be eligible for a grant if they are a non-federal entity with significant experience managing a large-scale adaptive sports program. Criteria for inclusion is defined as programs that are (1) affiliated with a National Paralympic Committee or a National Governing Body authorized to provide Paralympic sports, (2) an adaptive sports program of a National Governing Body that meets additional requirements, or (3) an adaptive sports program in which at least 50 persons with disabilities participate or the eligible participants reside in at least five different congressional districts.
You can learn more about participating in these Adaptive Sports Programs or applying to host an event here.
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