The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) has given over 26,000 individual grants to individuals with physical challenges across 103 sports, in all 50 states, and in 60 countries. To apply, an individual must have a permanent physical disability and choose from the following categories: travel/competition expense, coaching/training expense, equipment, or funding toward equipment.


TYPES OF GRANTS: YOU MAY ONLY CHOOSE ONE
Applicants in U.S. and Canada:

  • Travel/Competition Expenses
    • Funds used to pay for expenses related to sport/athletic competitions, training camps, or clinics. These expenses may include entry fees and/or travel-related expenses to competitions. Travel related expenses can include transportation (fuel, rental car, flight, ride share, etc.), accommodations (lodging fees), and meals for challenged athlete.

  • Coaching/Training Expenses
    • Funds used to pay for expenses related to specialized coaching (personal trainer, coach etc.) or training (gym fees, clinics, classes or lessons, etc).

  • Equipment ? from CAF Preferred Vendors
    • CAF distributes most adaptive sports equipment through our selected distributors who offer discounted pricing. The equipment list is available once you select "Equipment" as your grant category. If awarded, you?ll be notified of a dollar amount you've been allotted, which in most cases will cover the entire cost of the basic equipment at CAF's discounted price. The vendor will bill CAF for the amount you were granted for the equipment.
    • Check out our CAF's preferred partners, here

  • Funding towards Equipment
    • Equipment not listed by preferred vendors: You will have the option to select "Other". Equipment is not on CAF's list?. You must provide the equipment name, price, and a quote from a vendor you choose.



Athletic Prosthetics Applicants: Ossur is our Global prosthetics partner: only Ossur products will be offered for lower extremity running prosthetics. You may not apply for non-Ossur prosthetics.

International Applicants (outside of U.S. & Canada) :

  • International applicants living outside the United States or Canada are only eligible for the following:
    • Coaching/Training Expenses Grant
    • Travel/Competition Grant
    • Funding Towards Equipment Grant




The 2020 CAF Grant Application is open from September 3rd, 2019 - November 1st, 2019. No paper applications are available.

https://www.challengedathletes.org/programs/grants/

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