The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) recently announced that more than $4.4 million in funds from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been awarded to 95 community-based organizations in support of Paralympic sport and physical-activity programs for disabled veterans and disabled service members.
Through this program, grants ranging from $2,500 to $500,000 were provided to USOC partner organizations and community programs to increase the number and quality of opportunities for physically or visually impaired veterans and service members to participate in physical activities within their home communities and in more advanced Paralympic sport programs at the regional and national levels.
“We couldn’t be happier with this latest round of grants to be awarded to these new partner organizations,” said Director, VA National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events, Chris Nowak. “These grants provide more outlets for our disabled veterans and injured service men and women to stay active and perhaps, ultimately, the opportunity to take their athleticism to the next level of competition as a U.S. Paralympian.”
To see the complete list of grant recipients by state, click here.