Over $2 million dollar grant could help local Veterans’ adaptive sports programs

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT)-- The VA awarded nearly $2.3 million dollars in grants to 14 Colorado organizations that support Veteran’s adaptive sports program.

The money could help local Veterans get involved with adaptive sports programs.

The local VA partners with organizations in Colorado that helps veterans get involved with things like cycling, skiing, rafting and fly fishing.

The organizations have to apply for the grants which is due in April, and then officials will decide how much money can be awarded to them.

“Recreation is a very important part of that model. Of not just having your psychiatric treatment, your medical treatment, but also social and recreation programs, you know, it’s therapy to them,” says VA Medical Center Supervisor Recreation Therapy Matt Lucas.

All together, the VA awarded more than one hundred grants nationally, giving over $14 million dollars.

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