Hello all! Great news! We have identified a grant opportunity that alligns with our purpose and mission for the program. The grant is through the VA and is known as the VA Adaptive Sports Grant. Link to the grant info below. As of the time of this post, we have completed all the planning and budgeting and have nearly finished all the documents needed for this opportunity. We have been preparing for this grant for over a year and are currently securing the required relationships we need with VA Mental Health and other veteran organizations. We will be submitting our proposal for the grant on April 10th and will hopefully be notified of award a month after that. Our plan for this grant is to service 40 veterans assigned to 8 different groups situated in different regions of Louisiana. Each group will be assigned a different expedition throughout separate locations in the US. We will post the expedition schedule in a later post. If awarded the funds, the program will launch with training in the beginning of July 2023 with the first expedition to launch in the first week of October.
If you are a veteran who feels that this program could benefit your mental health and you are ready for the challenge, then please submit your application on the “Apply” tab.