2011 Olympic Opportunity Fund Deadline Extended Through June 10

Grants to create and expand Paralympic Sport for disabled Veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces 26 May 2011 By IPC

U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), has announced that the deadline to submit proposals for the 2011 Olympic Opportunity Fund has been extended until Friday, 10 June 2011 at 12 pm Mountain Time.

The Olympic Opportunity Fund, which is provided through a partnership between the USOC and the Department of Veterans Affairs, will provide $5,000 to $25,000 per grant to community-based organizations to create and expand Paralympic Sport and physical activity programmes for disabled Veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces.

Through this programme, the USOC and its partner organizations will collaborate to increase the number and quality of opportunities for physically or visually impaired Veterans to participate in physical activity within their home communities and in more advanced Paralympic Sport programmes at the regional and national levels.

Organizations eligible to apply for the Olympic Opportunity Fund include Paralympic Sport Clubs, USOC member organizations, military and Veteran service organizations and other community-based organizations that provide Paralympic sports programming or opportunities to Veterans with physical and visual disabilities.

The request for proposal details can be found online.

All completed applications are due by 12 p.m. Mountain Time on Friday, 10 June 10. Notice of awards will occur on or about Friday, 1 July 2011.

For more information, please contact Tim Willis, Manager Paralympic Grants, USOC, at 719-866-4536 or tim.willis@usoc.org