The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it awarded $7.8 million in grants for adaptive sports programs for disabled veterans and disabled service members of the Armed Forces. The VA will distribute the grants to 90 national, regional, and community programs serving all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Approximately 10,000 people are expected to benefit.
The grants were awarded to national governing bodies that prepare high-level athletes for Paralympic competition; veterans service organizations; city and regional municipalities; and other community groups to provide a wide range of adaptive sports opportunities for eligible veterans and service members. The grants can be used for planning, developing, managing, and implementing adaptive sports programs.
Information about the awardees and details of the program can be found at www.va.gov/adaptivesports.