2022 grant applications
September 1, 2021 - November 5, 2021
The 2022 CAF Grant Period runs from Sept 1, 2021 – Jan 31, 2023
Sept 1, 2021: 2022 Grant application opens
Nov 5, 2021: 2022 Grant Application closes
March 15-31, 2022: Grant Award notifications sent out
March 15, 2022 – May 31, 2022: Grant Award Acceptance & Distribution period
May 31, 2022: Deadline to accept 2022 grant
January 31st, 2023: 2022 Grant Period closes. Monetary grants must be spent, and receipts uploaded
For 2021 Grant recipients, please login to the portal to upload receipts.
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All challenged athletes are eligible to apply for a CAF Grant. A challenged athlete is an individual with a permanent physical disability pursuing an active lifestyle through physical fitness or competitive athletics. The individual’s permanent disability must impair mobility, affect the neuromuscular system, impair balance or motor control.
CAF uses the International Paralympic Committee’s classification structure as a guideline and all qualifying individuals must provide supporting documentation from a medical professional to explain how their physical disability affects their activities of daily living. Hearing impairments, Intellectual and developmental disabilities do not qualify for support through CAF.
Sport Expense Grant Requests
The Sports Expense Grant allows you to request funds toward the following:
Equipment Requests (Available for applicants from U.S. and Canada only)
CAF distributes most adaptive sports equipment through our selected distributors who offer offer exclusive discounted pricing.
Check out our CAF’s preferred partners HERE
Funding towards Equipment Requests (Available for international applicants)
If the equipment you are requesting is not listed on CAF’s equipment list, applicants will have the opportunity to apply for funding towards the equipment of their choice.
If you already own equipment for your sport, we strongly suggest that instead of applying for new equipment, you submit a Sports Expense Grant request for funds to refurbish, upgrade, or maintain your existing equipment item rather than submitting a request for new equipment. Funding Toward Equipment requests MUST be accompanied by a quote for the item which will be uploaded into the grant application form.
Athletic Prosthetics Requests:
As you consider your request for Össur Athletic prosthetics, please keep in mind that CAF provides the prosthetic item(s) ONLY. We do ask your prosthetist to assist in the completion of the grant where they will be agreeing to provide materials and labor at a reduced cost or at no charge if you are awarded (there is no guarantee that they will be able to do so). Please discuss with your prosthetist their ability to provide support to you before applying for an athletic prosthetic.
International Applicants (outside of U.S. & Canada):
International applicants living outside the United States or Canada are eligible for the following only: