Veterans

February 27, 2017
 

VA offering up to $8 million in grants for adaptive-sports programs that aid disabled veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs is providing up to $8 million in grants to fund adaptive-sports programs that offer activities for disabled Veterans and members of the armed forces who have disabilities, the VA announced Feb. 22.

The application period for the fiscal 2018 Adaptive Sports Grant began Feb. 21, 2017, and will close at 11:59 p.m., EST, on April 21, 2017.

“We know disabled veterans and military members of all ages and abilities report better health and an improved quality of life when participating in adaptive sports,” said VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin. “We encourage organizations to apply for a grant to better assist those who have faced life changes due to their military service. At VA, caring for veterans, day in and day out, is a noble cause.”

Previous VA grants included eligible nonprofits, veterans’ groups, universities and municipalities, which plan, develop, manage and implement adaptive sports activities. Funding may be used for training, program development, coaching, sports equipment, supplies, program evaluation and other activities related to adaptive-sports program implementation and operation.

In fiscal 2016, VA awarded $7.8 million in adaptive-sports grants to 90 programs providing services nationwide.

The Grant Notice of Funding Availability is published on the Grants.gov website (www.grants.gov) under opportunity number VA-ASG-2018-01, linked through https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=adaptive%20sports.

For more information about VA’s Adaptive Sports Program, go to http://www.va.gov/adaptivesports/va_grant_program.asp.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines – June 22, 2018

News Ex-soldier who shot up Afghan village may seek clemency from president, lawyer says – Robert Bales, the former Army staff sergeant who killed 16 Afghan civilians, including seven children, will likely ask the president to commute his life sentence once he exhausts his legal appeals for one of the nation’s most notorious war crimes....
 
 

News Briefs – June 22, 2018

Appeals court tosses veterans’ lawsuits over burn pits Military veterans who claim that the use of open burn pits during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan caused myriad health problems cannot move forward with dozens of lawsuits against a military contractor, a federal appeals court ruled June 20. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S....
 
 
Northrop Grumman photograph

Space telescope’s two halves powered for first time in one building

Northrop Grumman photograph NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope OTIS (far left) and SCE (mid picture) featured in Northrop Grumman’s Redondo Beach highbay. REDONDO BEACH, Calif. — Northrop Grumman has successfully power...