Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Veterans and Disabled Members of the Armed Forces

The summary for the Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Veterans and Disabled Members of the Armed Forces grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the National Veterans Sports Programs, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Veterans and Disabled Members of the Armed Forces: Program Description
A. Purpose: The Adaptive Sports Grant (ASG) Program’s purpose is to provide grants to eligible adaptive sports entities to plan, develop, manage, and implement programs to provide adaptive sports activities for disabled Veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces. Adaptive sports activities means:
(1) instruction, participation, and competition in adaptive sports;
(2) training and technical assistance to program administrators, coaches, recreation therapists, instructors, VA employees, and other appropriate individuals; and
(3) coordination, Paralympic classification of athletes, athlete assessment, sport-specific training techniques, program development (including programs at the local level), sports equipment, supplies, program evaluation, and other activities related to the implementation and operation of the program.
B. Funding Priorities: The overriding goal is to ensure that appropriate levels of resources are provided to eligible adaptive sports entities with the greatest capabilities to provide adaptive sports activities that meet the current needs and priorities for disabled Veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces as described in the ASG Program goals and objectives and provides adaptive sports activities in geographic regions where VA has identified limited sports opportunities for disabled Veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces as further described in V.A.2.(g) below.
C. Approach: Grantees will be expected to leverage adaptive sports grant funds to provide adaptive sports activities for disabled Veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces. In doing so, grantees are required to establish outreach programs including active liaison with VA, Department of Defense, State, local and tribal governments; and Veterans Services Organizations (VSOs), private agencies, and organizations as detailed under 77.11. Grantees may work through coordinated partnerships built either through formal agreements or the informal working relationships commonly found amongst adaptive sports entities, VSOs and other entities providing adaptive sport services for disabled Veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces to be served by the grantee. As part of the application, under 77.5(a)(5), all applicants will provide letters of support from any partners which will deliver services that reflect the applicant’s engagement in providing adaptive sports activities. Letters of partnership support should include details of the scope of activities and if applicable, scope of funding involved in the partnership. Letters of recommendation from individuals and entities that are not involved in delivery of adaptive sports services in the grant application do not qualify as letters of support from partners. Assistance in developing ongoing rehabilitative, therapeutic, and wholelife health adaptive sports opportunities for disabled Veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces is a fundamental goal of the ASG Program. For planning purposes, the ASG Program is not intended to provide long-term adaptive sports opportunities for disabled Veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces. The ASG program is administered annually and does not guarantee subsequent awards.
D. Authority: Funding is authorized by 38 U.S.C. 521A, as amended by the VA Expiring Authorities Extension Act of 2013, Public Law 113-59. VA implements the ASG Program by regulation in 38 CFR Part 77. Funds made available under this NOFA are subject to the requirements of the aforementioned regulations and other applicable laws and regulations.
E. Requirements for the Use of Adaptive Sports Programs Grant Funds: The grantee’s request for funding must be consistent with the limitations and uses of adaptive sports program grant funds set forth in 38 CFR Part 77.

Full information on the FY2015 Adaptive Sports Grant Program including the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), additional forms, and guidance are located at the VA Adaptive Sports Grant Web site at http://www.va.gov/adaptivesports/va_grant_program.asp.
Federal Grant Title: Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Veterans and Disabled Members of the Armed Forces
Federal Agency Name: National Veterans Sports Programs
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: VA-ASG-2016-01
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 64.034
CFDA Descriptions: VA Assistance to United States Paralympic Integrated Adaptive Sports Program
Current Application Deadline: May 26, 2015
Original Application Deadline: May 26, 2015
Posted Date: Mar 23, 2015
Creation Date: Mar 20, 2015
Archive Date: Sep 30, 2015
Total Program Funding: $8,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $10,000
Expected Number of Awards: 80
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Category Explanation
Adaptive Sport Activities for Disabled Veterans and Disabled Members of the Armed Forces
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Independent school districts
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
County governments
State governments
Special district governments
City or township governments
Private institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Small businesses
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants must qualify as a non-Federal Government entity with significant experience in managing a large-scale adaptive sports program for persons with disabiities if those disabilities are those that disabled Veterans and disabled of the Armed Forces have.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Dept of Veterans Affairs Adaptive Sports Grant Program
Grant Announcement Contact
Michael Welch Adaptive Sports Program Specialist Phone 202-632-7136
VA Office of National Veterans Sports Programs & Special Events

National Veterans Sports Programs 202-632-7136
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