Paralyzed Veterans of America Announces FY18 Education Foundation Grant Cycle

Projects that enhance life after spinal cord injury or disease accepted until January 2018

WASHINGTON, DC— 11/3/17 Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) today publicly announced the launch of its 2018 Education and Training Foundation grant cycle.  Through its Foundation, the organization invests annually in projects, conferences and symposia that aim to improve the lives of veterans, and all people, living with spinal cord injury or diseases (SCI/D), such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS) or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

“For more than three decades, Paralyzed Veterans of America has invested in projects that educate and inform communities and healthcare professionals about living with spinal cord injury or disease,” said David Zurfluh, national president of Paralyzed Veterans. “As we grow this collaborative consortium of educators, we proactively support improvements to the health, independence and quality of lives of our veteran members, as well as contribute to the greater disability community.  We greatly anticipate this year’s grant submissions.”
 
Awards will be made in May 2018 for the grant period of June 1, 2018-May 31, 2019, and projects are broken into six eligibility categories:  consumer and community education, research utilization and dissemination, professional development and education, assistive technologies, consumer guides and conferences and symposia.  The 2018 maximum award is $50,000 for a grant project, or $15,00 for a conference or symposium.
 
To learn more about Paralyzed Veterans Education Foundation, visit pva.org/education-foundation. Submission applications will be accepted at pva.aibs.org until January 10, 2018.