Apply Now! VA Adaptive Sports Grant is OPEN

February 2, 2022


Applications are open through April 1, 2022, 3 p.m. ET for the VA Adaptive Sports Grant Program. Full details are in the Notice of Funding Availability on our webpage: https://www.blogs.va.gov/nvspse/grant-program/. Click on the “Apply” tab.

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 such as hiking, fishing, and adventure sports.

VA will provide up to $14.5 million for adaptive sports activities for Veterans and members of the Armed Forces with disabilities. Also VA is providing approximately $1.5 million to be awarded for proposals providing equine therapy targeted for Veterans and members of the Armed Forces with disabilities related to mental health issues.

What’s New in 2022?

This year there are two separate notices of funding availability. One specifically for adaptive sports VA-SPORTS-22 and a second specifically for equine therapy VA-EQUINE-22. Please review the funding opportunities to assure you apply to the appropriate announcement.

All applications must be submitted at www.grants.gov. Search for Funding Opportunity Number VA-SPORTS-22 or VA-EQUINE-22 on the www.grants.gov website.