The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) is accepting applications for its annual Access for Athletes grant though December 5. Applicants are able to apply in one of three categories: coaching/training fees, such as gym membership and coaching fees; competition expenses, such as entry fees, flights, and lodging for an event; or equipment. Grant awards will be announced in April 2015.
The grant, intended to remove financial impediments to participation in sports, provides funding for equipment such as sports wheelchairs, handcycles, monoskis, and sports prostheses, as well as resources for training and competitions. Eligibility requirements include a physical disability that is recognized within the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) classifications and financial need.
For more information about the grant, or to access the application, visit the CAF website.