2021 grant applications
October 1, 2020 - November 30, 2020
The 2021 CAF Grant Period runs from October 1st, 2020 – January 31st, 2022
October 1st, 2020: 2021 Grant Application opens
Nov 30th, 2020: 2021 Grant Application closes
March 2021: Grant Award Notifications are sent out
March 2021 – May 2021: Grant Award Acceptance period & Distribution period
May 31, 2021: Deadline to accept 2021 grant
January 31st, 2022: 2021 Grant Period closes. Monetary grants must be spent, and receipts uploaded
The 2021 CAF Grant application has closed. The next application cycle will begin in Fall 2021.
All grant applicants will hear about the status of their grant via email on or after March 23rd. Email notifications will be sent to the email address listed in the applicant’s profile. After March 23rd, login to the portal to check your status.
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for other questions.
To apply for a CAF grant, an individual must have a permanent physical disability. CAF uses the International Paralympic Committee’s eligibility criteria as a guideline. Individuals with strictly cognitive or intellectual disabilities are not eligible to apply.
Applicants in U.S. and Canada:
Sport Expense Grant Requests
CAF now offers the Sports Expense Grant that allows you to request funds toward the following:
As you consider your Sports Expense Grant request for travel, please be mindful that COVID-19 may affect the ability of some organizers to offer in-person events in 2021. CAF will be monitoring events for which grant funds have been requested and grant recipients that are not able to utilize their grant funds for travel will be required to complete a secondary form to utilize grant funds for a different purpose.
As you consider your Equipment Request, please be mindful that COVID-19 has impacted CAF’s ability to fund equipment in the 2021 Grant Program. Please only apply for adaptive equipment through CAF’s Preferred Partners if:
If you already own adaptive 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. Keep in mind that budgetary constraints could result in a partial, rather than a fully funded equipment item.
Funding towards Equipment Requests
As you consider your request for Funding Toward Equipment, please be mindful that COVID-19 has impacted CAF’s ability to fund equipment in the 2021 Grant Program. Please only apply for equipment if:
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. Keep in mind that budgetary constraints could result in a partial, rather than a fully funded equipment item.
Athletic Prosthetics Requests:
As you consider your request for Össur Athletic prosthetics, please keep in mind that CAF provides the prosthetic item(s) ONLY. Any additional expenses including prosthetic materials, labor, and customs fees (for applicants outside the United States), are the responsibility of the grant recipient. 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, especially due to the effect that COVID-19 has had on most businesses in the past year.
International Applicants (outside of U.S. & Canada):
International applicants living outside the United States or Canada are only eligible for the following: