VA 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, VA announced Feb. 22.

The application period for the fiscal 2018 Adaptive Sports Grant begins 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 website ( under opportunity number VA-ASG-2018-01, linked through this website.

For more information about VA’s Adaptive Sports Program, click here.

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Published on Feb. 23, 2017

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  1. Stephan W Dillon March 4, 2017 at 1:27 am

    It’s BS (edited) deny until you die! Ask most vets doesn’t really feel that way ? Thay keep feeding us BS (edited) telling us the hole time we like the taste and when we tell them it tastes like (redacted) thay ignore us or put negative crap in our records or just hang up on us. It’s the most adversarial group of people I’ve ever seen. We have lost everything and I mean everything becose the VA. And I can prove it.

  2. Ray Mertin March 2, 2017 at 4:14 am

    90% of all the things the VA does is just feel good crap with no real substance so the public can think they are doing us favors when in reality it just creates more government jobs that do nothing for the vets, I’m 100 % rated and I have looked into some of these so called programs and there is nothing

  3. Reginald robertson February 24, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    That is what the VA DO to vets. You service and they give you the run around .

  4. Thomas Gould February 24, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    I am a 100% Service Connected Disabled Veteran, and they only will list me as PTSD, even though I was in a car accident and coma for 2.5 months 13 months after being Honorably Discharge, after working Critical Care, and I have tried to tell them that they are connected, yet they refuse to connect them. I have many troubles because of my body, and I have had a lot of P.T. as well as Psychology, and they say that I don’t deserve more. Why? Because I have so many different issues, they have said that it’s to much for them to deal with. How do you think this makes me feel about my life. I hide in my apartment, and I hate it. I need to do something with my life, but I need help, so please help. Thank you for reading this.

  5. Dean tisdale February 24, 2017 at 10:54 am

    I participate in an adapted sports known as SPARC’s tn and rec therapy group in Chattanooga these groups have really made a huge difference in my life placing me back into recreational sports programs. I’ve participated in dsome event thast without the assistance of the va I would never had the opportunity to enjoy.when you participate in adaptive events it gets your mind off your disability and makes you feel like your the same as as people without a disability it’s like the saying same sport different toys.

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