This section provides some basic information on the Disabled Sports USA (DSUSA) Chapter Grant Program.
The Disabled Sports USA Chapter Grant Program is designed to supplement the programs of the DSUSA National Chapter Network; Individual athletes and organizations who are not DSUSA Chapters do not qualify for this program
Funding opportunities offered through the DSUSA Chapter Grant Program typically support one of three major areas:
There are some opportunities that are outside of these areas.
It’s important that you review the PURPOSE & REQUIREMENTS of the grant you are applying for to make sure it fits in with the goals of your programming – i.e. if the funding is for serving low income youth, and you apply for the grant, you will be expected to report on low income youth served. This will be re-emphasized in the grant agreement.
Whatever the funding type of the grant, all DSUSA Chapter Grants are intended to supplementexisting chapter programs, unless otherwise indicated. The award sizes vary, and are typically of a size that partially supports a program or event.
We look for chapters to demonstrate sustainability of a program; as such, we are not necessarily looking to support new programs, unless need/interest/support can be demonstrated.