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Grants

2013 Second Cycle Quality of Life Grants

102 grants totaling $500,000

8 Flags Playscapes
Amelia Island, FL
$6,000 – Accessible Playground
This Quality of Life grant will support the construction of the 8 Flags Pirate Playground in Fernandina Beach, Florida. This playground will be accessible to the community and provide a safe, family-friendly play environment for children of all abilities. Grant funds will help to underwrite the installation of safe, level ground surfacing. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

A Touch of Understanding
Granite Bay, CA
$7,000 – Education
This Quality of Life grant will help support a unique educational initiative that brings hands-on character-building, disability awareness workshops to students throughout Placer County and the Sacramento region. The three-hour in-school workshops provide potent, life-changing opportunities for students to experience what it may be like to have a disability. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Ability Center of Greater Toledo
Toledo, OH
$7,500 – Service Animal Program
This Quality of Life grant will help to support a program that trains and places service dogs. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Ability Found
Murray, UT
$5,000 – Durable Medical Equipment
This Quality of Life grant will support a program that provides a durable equipment loan closet for community members. Donated durable medical equipment is cleaned, refurbished and recycled to be used by others in need. Grant funds will be used to support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Achilles International
New York, NY
$3,000 – Adapted Sports
This Quality of Life grant will help to support an initiative that will enable elite athletes with paralysis to compete on a professional level at the highest national and international levels of handcycling to enhance their lives and boost the visibility of athletic achievements by people with disabilities. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Active Disabled Americans
Key Largo, FL
$3,725 – Adaptive Sports
This Quality of Life grant will help to support opportunities for people with disabilities through recreation and socialization around marine activities including boating, fishing, snorkeling, kayaks, SCUBA diving and other water sports in the Florida Keys and the surrounding region. Grant funds will help to support the installation of a canvas top that will provide much needed shade on the boat and a submersible marine chair lift that facilitates safe water access for individuals with paralysis to enjoy SCUBA and other water activities. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Adaptive Riding Institute
Scotts Mills, OR
$5,000 – Therapeutic Horseback Riding
This Quality of Life grant will help to underwrite the installation of an overhead lift mount that will facilitate for individuals with paralysis safe transfer from wheelchair to horseback for equine therapy and then back to the wheelchair. Grant funds will support the lift. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Advocates, Inc.
Framingham, MA
$2,600 – Fitness and Wellness
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the Adaptive Cycling for Recreation Project, with the goal of improving physical fitness and promoting wellness among individuals with brain injury and paralysis through adapted cycling activities. Grant funds will help to underwrite the purchase of adapted cycles for the program. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Alliance for Morris County Parks
Morristown, NJ
$7,500 – Accessible Playground
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the construction of an accessible playground within the Morris County Parks system. The primary goal of this project is to provide all children opportunities to play together with siblings and friends. Other goals include socialization opportunities for children and their parents and community recognition of the benefits of inclusion. Children with a variety of disabilities will be able to play together since wheelchairs and other mobility devices can access the raised portions of the play area via two ramps and interconnecting bridges. It also gives the children a chance to be physically active, which could enhance their physical therapy goals. Grant funds will help to underwrite the purchase and installation of poured-in-place safety ground cover. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Alternatives in Motion
Grand Rapids, MI
$5,000 – Durable Medical Equipment
This Quality of Life grant will help to support a program that provides quality used wheelchairs and routine wheelchair repair services on a loan basis to individuals and families demonstrating financial need in order to promote healthy, independent, and active lifestyles. Grant funds will help to underwrite the purchase of durable medical equipment for the loan closet program. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

American DanceWheels Foundation
Bala Cynwyd, PA
$5,000 – Arts
This Quality of Life grant will help to fund the "So You Think You Can't Dance?" East Coast Wheelchair Ballroom & Latin Dance Project for Veterans and Non-Veterans with spinal cord injury. Due to the overwhelming physical and psychological benefits to participants of the original "So You Think You Can't Dance" Wheelchair Dance Program on the West Coast, American DanceWheels Foundation (ADF) has decided to expand it to three locations on the East Coast and lengthen its duration.  ADF's validated and trademarked wheelchair partner dance program will again be used as a social and rehabilitative activity for veterans and non-veterans who use wheelchairs and their able-bodied partners.  The program will culminate in a Wheelchair Ballroom and Latin Dance Competition showcasing the dancers and their accomplishments. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association
DC/MD/VA Chapter
Rockville, MD
$5,000 – Transportation Program
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the Susan Browne Transportation Program - Improving Access to Healthcare for People Living with ALS. This crucial transportation program enables people living with ALS (PALS) who use wheelchairs access to medical care.  Without wheelchair accessible transportation, it is difficult, if not impossible, for PALS who use wheelchairs to travel to doctor's appointments. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association
Greater New York Chapter
New York, NY
$5,000 – Healthcare
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the Home Visit Program, which provides to patients who cannot leave their homes access to knowledgeable care, supportive counseling, and assistive technology services in their home environment. The goal is to increase patient quality of life and decrease family stress through maintenance of comfort and independence. Grant funds will support programmatic equipment. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association
South Texas Chapter
Irving, TX
$10,000 – Durable Medical Equipment
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the Continuum of Care Program, a strategic and expansive approach in serving ALS families. Specifically, this grant will help to support the Equipment Loan Bank. Grant funds will help to underwrite the purchase of durable medical equipment for the loan bank. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Artistic Realization Technologies (A.R.T.)
Belle Mead, NJ
$6,500 – Arts Program
This Quality of Life grant will help to support A.R.T.'s flagship program at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts in Princeton, New Jersey. The program brings completely unique, profoundly effective tools and technologies to individuals with paralysis, many of whom are considered non-verbal, that bring this marginalized population perfect individual creative control of the art-making process. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Artstream
Silver Spring, MD
$15,000 – Arts Program
This Quality of Life grant will help to support Allies in the Arts: ArtStream's Artists-in-Residence Project with Wounded Warriors/Veterans and Their Families at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. This program aids wounded military patients in their recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration, and permits family members and medical staff much-needed opportunities to work through the stress associated with intense caregiving. Grant funds will support the costs of the contracted artists. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI
$10,000 – Assistive Technology Initiative
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the Assistive Technology Device Loan Bank (AT Depot), a statewide equipment loan and demonstration bank that enables individuals in the state of Hawaii with disabilities—regardless of age, economic status, abilities, family members, service providers, caregivers, and guardians—to try out and borrow AT devices and equipment before making a purchase. Grant funds will underwrite the purchase of programmatic equipment. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Athletes With Disabilities Network
Rochester Hills, MI
$6,200 – Adaptive Sports
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the Extremity Games, an extreme sports event including competitions, instructional clinics and exhibitions for people with amputations and/or spinal cord injuries. Extremity Games competitions and instructional clinics help people recognize their own personal endurance, strength and achievement, while offering opportunities for individuals to have camaraderie with others facing the same challenges. Competitions include skateboarding, wakeboarding, rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking and motocross. Held annually, Extremity Games hosts athletes from around the world, as well as many returning military veterans who have been injured.  Extremity Games also has served as the qualifier for the ESPN® Moto-X Adaptive motocross competition and the World Wakeboard Association’s National Championships. Grant funds will help to underwrite the purchase of kayaks to be used in the establishment of a New Jersey Chapter. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Bakersfield ARC
Bakersfield, CA
$5,850 – Durable Medical Equipment
This Quality of Life grant will help to support a physical mobility program for adults with paralysis at the community center. Specifically, the initiative will utilize specialized equipment that supports individuals in a standing position to allow for supported physical activities, including treadmill therapies. Grant funds will underwrite the purchase of programmatic equipment. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Beaumont Rotary Club
Beaumont, TX
$5,000 – Accessible Playground
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the construction of the Beaumont Rotary Centennial Playground. The playground will provide opportunities for children of all capabilities, enhance local school districts by providing opportunities for educational play trips, and give families the opportunity to play with all of their children in a safe and fun environment. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Brain Injury Association
Louisiana Chapter
New Orleans, LA
$5,230 – Education Program
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the Survivors' Voice - Featured Speakers' Tour. This initiative involves people who are thriving post-paralysis, passionately telling their story to inspire others and promote awareness. Along with a medical professional and BIALA staff/volunteers, they will speak on maximizing life with a disability at events at offered in six locations with a large population of individuals with paralysis throughout Louisiana. Events are planned in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport, Houma-Thibodaux, and Covington at hospitals, rehab centers, faith-based communities and college campuses. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Brooks Rehabilitation
Jacksonville, FL
$9,000 – Adaptive Sports
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program (ASR), which serves individuals of all ages living with paralysis caused by a variety of conditions including spinal cord injury and disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury, spina bifida and more. Grant funds will help to underwrite the purchase of a wheelchair accessible van to transport athletes to events. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

California Foundation for Independent Living Centers
Sacramento, CA
$3,000 – Durable Medical Equipment
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the Keep the Wheels Rolling Repair Fund, designed to support Reuse Centers throughout California by providing funds for the repair and re-utilization of at least 60 donated wheelchairs and scooters. Donated wheelchairs and scooters are repaired and will then be available for long-term loan to community members that need them. Grant funds will support programmatic equipment. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Camp HorseAbility
Westbury, NY
$3,000 – Therapeutic Horseback Riding
This Quality of Life grant will support the construction of an outdoor pavilion that will enable HorseAbility to deliver its therapeutic programs and services to individuals with paralysis. The pavilion, as an outdoor interactive equine accessible classroom, will be designed with accessibility for all mobility aids (wheelchairs, walkers, canes and crutches) with a slip proof footing. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Canine Support Teams
Menifee, CA
$2,000 – Animal Assistance Program
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the Prison Pup Program, which is conducted in partnership with the California Institute for Women (CIW) in Chino, California. This program has become so successful, that since its inception, about 90% of the service animals graduating from the agency come through the Prison Pup Program. CIW inmates are provided the skills needed to become certified service dog trainers. Upon graduation of the program, the service/assistance dogs are then ready to be placed with their new persons with paralysis of need. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Careforward Foundation
Southfield, MI
$1,500 Education Program
This Quality of Life grant will help to support The Carnival of Care, a one-day family festival event in Michigan that celebrates, educates and honors those whose lives have been impacted by spinal cord injury. The survivors, their families and caregivers attend free of charge. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Center for Medicare Advocacy
Willimantic, CT
$10,000 – Education Program
This Quality of Life grant will help fund the Access to Medicare, Health Care, and Advocacy Project. This educational campaign will help Medicare beneficiaries living with paralysis and other disabilities gain access to necessary health care and rehabilitation services through effective advocacy efforts. The initiative will ensure that people living with paralysis are better informed of their rights and are supported in appealing Medicare denials of necessary health care and rehabilitation services. Grant funds will help to support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Center for Music By People With Disabilities
Missoula, MT
$3,000 – Arts Program
This Quality of Life grant will help to support a program that provides music and dance classes to around 200 individuals with disabilities through seven participating studios and two monthly programs. The program enhances the life skills of the musicians and improves their quality of life using the special powers of music and dance. Further, the program will enhance inclusion and community engagement in cultural activities, which are often not inclusive for individuals with disabilities. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Center for Neurological Diseases
(Rocky Mountain MS Center)
$21,525 – Fitness and Wellness Program
This Quality of Life grant will expand the adaptive fitness equipment available for individuals with multiple sclerosis at the King Adaptive Day Program. Grant funds will help to underwrite the purchase of LiteGait body-weight supported ambulation therapy equipment and accessories needed to be used for a variety of needs, and a GaitKeeper treadmill. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Central Cross Country Ski Association
Verona, WI
$2,000 – Fitness and Wellness Program
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the adaptive cross country ski program. Specifically, the grant will help underwrite adaptive programmatic equipment. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Central Kentucky Riding for Hope
Lexington, KY
$5,000 – Therapeutic Horseback Riding
This Quality of Life grant will help to support therapeutic horseback riding and hippotherapy for 104 youth with disabilities. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Cerebral Palsy, Inc.
Green Bay, WI
$6,500– Durable Medical Equipment
This Quality of Life grant will help to support safe access to exercise options for participants in the adult day program, which will improve health and wellness for adults living with paralysis.  Specifically, a Waverly Glen X-Y Gantry Ceiling Lift will be installed in the gym, which will provide safe and dignified transfer for adults with paralysis into a variety of exercise equipment, and will help to prevent injury in participants and staff. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Cheshire Home
Florham Park, NJ
$6,500 – Employment Program
This Quality of Life grant will help to underwrite the purchase and installation of an Assistive, Adjustable Custom-Made Lobby Reception Desk for Resident Receptionists. Cheshire Home residents, who are wheelchair users as a result of spinal cord injuries, are employed, if they choose, as front desk receptionists. In order for them to be comfortable while working, and to be able to complete job tasks, the desk must be constructed so as to allow for easy access into the reception area, and height-adjustable to accommodate the varied heights of residents' wheelchairs. The new lobby desk will replace the totally outdated 17-year-old lobby desk, which is worn and chipped in many areas. Grant funds will underwrite the cost of the new lobby desk. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Children's Hospital & Medical Center
(formerly Children's Hospital of Omaha)
Omaha, NE
$3,150 – Physical/Occupational Therapy
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the acquisition of the Easy Stand Evolv. This specialized equipment enables children with limited mobility to stand for a specified period of time as part of their treatment program. Standing and weight bearing are important for many reasons including bone strengthening, flexibility, muscle strengthening, trunk and head control, respiratory function, cognitive stimulation and interacting with peers. Grant funds will support programmatic equipment. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh Foundation
Pittsburgh, PA
$8,424 – Durable Medical Equipment
This Quality of Life grant will help to support a pressure mapping system to help improve the quality of life for children who use wheelchairs for mobility after injury or illness. Pressure mapping has been proven to decrease the incidence of decubitus ulcers (pressure sores), which are a serious health issue for children with paralysis and also contribute to diminished participation and quality of life. Grant funds will support programmatic equipment. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation
Mountainside, NJ
$2,150 – Adaptive Sports
This Quality of Life grant will help to support Lightning Wheels, a program for athletes ages five through twenty-two that participate and compete at their level of interest in local, regional, national or international events in track, field, swimming, table tennis, archery and power-lifting. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

City of Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo, CA
$11,000 – Adaptive Sports
This Quality of Life grant will help to support an adaptive tennis program for residents with spinal cord injury. Grant funds will help to underwrite the purchase of sports wheelchairs for the program and to hire tennis professionals to conduct free one-hour clinics twice weekly throughout the year. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

City of Pembroke
Pembroke, GA
$6,257 – Facility/Accessibility Modifications
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the purchase and installation of an ADA-compliant pool lift at the community pool, which will facilitate safer access to the pool for individuals with paralysis. Grant funds will support programmatic equipment. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Coalition For Independence
Kansas City, KS
$2,000 – Durable Medical Equipment
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the Recycled DME Program, which receives and picks up donations of durable medical equipment from individuals and organizations. The equipment is then sanitized, repaired, and loaned at little or no cost to local consumers. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Compassions Training and Awareness Center
Cleveland, OH
$1,500 - Caregiving Initiative
This Quality of Life grant will help to support a Specialized Caregiver Training Program, a unique initiative that provides hands-on caregiver training that utilizes the assistance of individuals living with spinal cord injury. Students are trained in a simulated environment with a functional kitchen, living room and bathroom. The program is taught by a professional staff that includes a registered nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, registered dietician, home maker and cosmetologist. Grant funds will help to support the costs of textbooks and other materials. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Disability Services and Legal Center (DSLC)
Santa Rosa, CA
$3,500 – Adaptive Sports
This Quality of Life grant will support a program that aims to expose individuals with disabilities to the sport of wheelchair basketball. Grant funds will help to underwrite the purchase of sports wheelchairs for the program. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra
Mammoth Lakes, CA
$4,000 – Adaptive Sports
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the Adaptive Paddle Boarding for Summer Sports Program. Specifically, the grant will help to underwrite the purchase of a Balance Trainer Adaptive Paddleboard System with additional adaptive seating. This new state-of-the-art equipment offers people with spinal cord injuries and lower limb deficiencies another therapeutic activity that leads to an increased quality of life. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Duke Outdoor Adventures
Durham, NC
$2,330 – Adaptive Sports
This Quality of Life grant will help to support an adaptive rock climbing initiative. Rock climbing is not accessible for individuals with spinal cord injury and paralysis in the triangle area of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill. Duke Outdoor Adventures, partnering with Bridge II Sports and Catalyst Sports, will break down barriers to provide adaptive rock climbing opportunities to those living with spinal cord injury and paralysis. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Eskenazi Health Foundation
Indianapolis, IN
$6,000 – Employment Program
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the expansion of internship opportunities for students with disabilities. The project is a partnership between Wishard-Eskenazi Health and Ball State University. The project aims to serve eleven Ball State college students with disabilities in a ten-week internship program during the summer of 2014. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Eve's Fund for Native American Health Initiatives
Farmington, NM
$10,000 – Peer Mentoring and Support
This Quality of Life grant will help to support ThinkFirst Navajo, a proven injury prevention initiative. Five Navajo speakers with paraplegia will teach 2,800 to 3,200 students (grades K-12) about serious injuries related to vehicle crashes, sports injuries, alcohol, violence, and other factors. The trained speakers will talk about their own injuries and the consequences they face daily, as well as various methods to prevent brain and spinal cord injuries. Two day-long peer mentoring and support workshops will also be presented. In addition to the obvious goal of educating Navajo youth about preventing injury, another project goal is to improve the self-esteem and overall quality of life of the injury prevention speakers. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Familia Unida Living with Multiple Sclerosis
Los Angeles, CA
$5,600 – Peer Mentoring and Support
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the Counseling, Advocacy, Referral and Empowerment Program (C.A.R.E.), which offers monthly support groups and educational patient programs in multiple languages. The program provides an inclusive, supportive environment to discuss topics ranging from alternative treatment discussions, stress management, diet and health. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Finger Lakes Independence Center 
Ithaca, NY
$5,000 – Home Accessibility Modifications
This Quality of Life grant will help to support an innovative home accessibility program which provides long-term loans of portable metal ramps to individuals with disabilities. Grant funds will help to underwrite the purchase of two portable ramps for the program. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Florida Sled Hockey Association
Cape Coral, FL
$3,000 – Adaptive Sports
This Quality of Life grant will help to support a program that provides opportunities for players that have physical disabilities, who thought they could not be athletes, to participate in sports. Sled hockey and other team sports are an excellent way for people with disabilities to become more self-reliant, build self-esteem and gain confidence-skills that translate into every aspect of their lives. Grant funds will help to underwrite the purchase of programmatic equipment. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Global Abilities Foundation
Philadelphia, PA
$2,500 – Adaptive Sports
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the Adapted Recreation Festival (Rec Fest) that showcases activities for individuals with disabilities in the surrounding area; including wheelchair sports (rugby, basketball, tennis, hand cycling, racing, and power hockey), adapted recreational activities (climbing, martial arts, SCUBA diving, golf, gliding, and dancing), and other activities (art, gardening, and an obstacle course). Grant funds will help to underwrite programmatic sports equipment that will increase the capacity of the Philadelphia Rec Fest and enable Global Abilities to host the Rec Fest in multiple cities each year. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Global Opportunities Unlimited
Albuquerque, NM
$10,000 – Adaptive Sports
This Quality of Life grant will help to support program expansion with the purchase of an additional Powered Viper Trike and an off-road wheelchair. The acquisition of this equipment will broaden the capabilities and reach of the GO Unlimited Trekking program for individuals with paralysis. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Good Hope Equestrian Training Center
Miami, FL
$3,000 – Therapeutic Horseback Riding
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the expansion of the Horses Helping Heroes initiative to include "Families Connect." This program will serve 25 veterans with spinal cord injuries and their families through a physical, psychological and psychosocial rehabilitation program that uses the power of the equine and equine-assisted therapeutic activities proven to improve both physical and emotional health. Grant funds will support programmatic equipment. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Great Miami Rowing Association
Hamilton, OH
$5,195 – Adaptive Sports
This Quality of Life grant supports a community rowing program. Rowing is a low impact sport that is almost unparalleled in the number of muscles that it hones and in the level of strength and endurance that it builds. Rowing accommodates people of all physical ability, so it attracts youth who may not wish to play more traditional organized sports. It also prepares participants to earn athletic scholarships for which they otherwise would not have been eligible. Grant funds will support programmatic equipment. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Greater Metro Parks Association
Tacoma, WA
$4,000 – Adaptive Sports
This Quality of Life grant will help Metro Parks Tacoma Adaptive Recreation purchase two new sports wheelchairs appropriate for the popular Paralympic Sport Club wheelchair basketball program and competitive team. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Greater New Orleans Miracle League
New Orleans, LA
$3,000 – Adaptive Sports
This Quality of Life grant will help to support opportunities for children and adults with disabilities who are unable to participate in regular sports leagues. The vision of the program is to provide any disabled person, regardless of their level of disability, the opportunity to play league sports and enjoy the emotional and physical benefit of being part of a team sport. Grant funds will support team uniforms. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Greater Providence YMCA-Newman Branch
Providence, RI
$5,000 – Fitness and Wellness
This Quality of Life grant will support the Health Seeker Program Expansion, the next step toward becoming the best area resource in supporting people with disabilities. Specifically, this grant will help to fund staff training on the use of RT300 FES leg/arm ergometer equipment, enabling more community members with paralysis to be served in the inclusive, supportive setting. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center
Ghent, NY
$3,256 – Therapeutic Horseback Riding
This Quality of Life grant supports therapeutic horseback riding and carriage driving for people with disabilities. Specifically, grant funds will be used to purchase materials and equipment for a moveable mounting block and modified driving carriage, which will allow participants who use wheelchairs to mount a horse and drive a carriage. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Illinois Library System Directors Organization
Centralia, IL
$7,500 - Facility Accessibility Modifications
This Quality of Life grant will support a project to bring the 110-year-old Carnegie building up to full accessibility in order to better serve all of its patrons. Specifically, this grant will help to underwrite the installation of three automatic door openers to allow access to the library for patrons and visitors using wheelchairs and other mobility devices. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Indian Trails Camp
Grand Rapids, MI
$5,000 – Other
This Quality of Life grant will support Fly in the Sky, a completely accessible zip-line. This activity will provide all individuals of all abilities opportunities to experience the freedom and sensation of flying through the sky on a safe, accessible zip line. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Individual Difference
Springfield, IL
$5,000 – Physical/Occupational Therapy
This Quality of Life grant will enable Individual Differences to continue to provide physical therapy scholarships at Hope Clinic. These scholarships include unique, unlimited use of specialized fitness equipment and annual memberships to the clinic for individuals with paralysis. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Infinity Dance Theatre
New York, NY
$1,500 – Arts
This Quality of Life grant will help to support free weekly dance classes and choreography workshops for adults with physical disabilities (at least 25 with paralysis) through a series of  sessions and  instruction in the New York City metropolitan area (two locations, Manhattan and Westchester). Grant funds will support programmatic studio rental fees. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Inglis Foundation
Philadelphia, PA
$3,500 - Physical/Occupational Therapy
This Quality of Life grant will help to underwrite the acquisition of specialized equipment that will provide vibration therapy to residents of Inglis House. The aim of this unique therapy is to slow down the progression of osteoporosis and increase bone density. Grant funds will support programmatic equipment. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Inland Northwest Health Services 
Spokane, WA
$5,000 – Other
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the expansion of community seating clinics. These clinics provide assessments of wheelchair cushioning to determine optimum comfort and safety, which are crucial in preventing skin breakdown for people that use wheelchairs. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

JDAF/Camp TLC (Together Living a Challenge)
Bronxville, NY
$2,500 – Camp
This Quality of Life grant will help to support a week-long performing arts and recreational camping program to the day students and residents of St. Mary's Hospital for Children in Queens, New York. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest 
East Orange, NJ
$5,200 - Facility Accessibility Modifications
This Quality of Life grant will help to underwrite the purchase of power-adjustable computer work stations for individuals with paralysis. The power feature enables each user to independently adjust the height of the desks to enhance the comfort and convenience and enhance self-empowerment and confidence so that they may explore educational and employment endeavors. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Lakeshore Foundation
Birmingham, AL
$4,200 – Adaptive Sports
This Quality of Life grant will help to support new recreational wheelchair rugby program that gives prospective players an opportunity to try out this popular adaptive sport. Grant funds will support programmatic equipment. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Legal Clinic for the Disabled, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA
$2,500 – Advocacy Initiative
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the continuation of free legal services provided for individuals with paralysis. Clients with paralysis are served through LCD’s Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital and LCD’s Community Legal Outreach Clinic (CLOC) at Inglis House, an assisted and independent living facility for people with physical disabilities. These initiatives educate people with disabilities, lawyers, medical professionals and social services agencies on legal issues facing people with disabilities; describe the availability of LCD’s services; provide legal counseling; and serve to recruit volunteers and partners. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Lowry Park Zoological Society Of Tampa
Tampa, FL
$2,000 - Facility Accessibility Modifications
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the redesign and retrofitting of the entrance to the Zoo’s existing Lorikeet Landing interactive aviary to assure full accessibility for all guests. Grant funds will help to support the installation of two automated door openers at the facility. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
$2,500 – Arts Program
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the Art Therapy Program for patients with spinal cord injury and other disabling conditions. The program provides opportunities for self-expression, resources for processing feelings, and support from a certified Art Therapist. Patient-created artwork is exhibited in the hospital and in the community, including at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Gateway Area Chapter 
St. Louis, MO
$2,000 – Other
This Quality of Life grant will help to support a program that aims to decrease isolation and depression for individuals with multiple sclerosis living in long-term care facilities. Accessible vans, staffed with professional aids for each individual, will take the residents to a professional baseball game, on a holiday shopping outing, and to two educational outings. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

National Wheelchair Basketball Association
Junior Division
Colorado Springs, CO
$1,200 – Adaptive Sports
This Quality of Life grant will help to increase youth participation in the 2014 national tournament. The National Wheelchair Basketball tournament provides an annual opportunity for youth teams to compete at the highest level of sport and participate in the largest wheelchair sporting event in the world. Last year’s tournament had representation from 45 youth teams. Grant funds will help to support programmatic adaptive equipment. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
New York City - Southern New York Chapter
New York, NY
$2,000 - Durable Medical Equipment
This Quality of Life grant will help to support a durable medical equipment loan closet, which loans items including wheelchairs, scooters, ramps, hoyer lifts and ramps for those experiencing temporary exacerbation of mobility-related symptoms, as well as those who need assistance when their current equipment is unavailable or unusable, or while they are on a waiting list for a wheelchair clinic or new equipment. Grant funds will help to underwrite the purchase of new mobility equipment for the chapter’s loan closet to replace older, less reliable inventory. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Ohio Eastern Star Home
Mount Vernon, OH
$1,000 – Other
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the construction of a wheelchair accessible,
therapeutic community garden. This will be the first accessible community garden in the county. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Paralyzed Veterans of America
Washington, DC
$2,500 – Adaptive Sports
This Quality of Life grant will support a two-day wheelchair lacrosse clinic to introduce the sport to injured veterans and give them the basic knowledge of the sport. Grant funds will underwrite the purchase of one sports wheelchair for the program. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Partners In Care Foundation
San Fernando, CA
$7,330 – Arts Program
This Quality of Life grant will help to implement a clay-work therapy program at the VA Long Beach SCI Center as an innovative creational approach to improve the quality of life for veterans with spinal cord injury. Grant funds will support programmatic equipment and supplies. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Rehabilitation Hospital Of The Pacific Foundation  
Honolulu, HI
$8,182 - Physical/Occupational Therapy 
This Quality of Life grant will help to support a new healing garden and horticulture program for current and former patients of the hospital. This project is the first of its kind in Hawaii. Grant funds will help to support programmatic equipment and supplies. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Rio Bravo Therapy Services
El Paso, TX
$2,000 – Therapeutic Horseback Riding
This Quality of Life grant will help to underwrite the purchase of a lightweight portable mounting ramp that will allow participants with paralysis in the Horses & Heroes program to safely and easily transfer to a waiting horse. It will also allow those same participants to mount their horses at local shows and events safely using equipment familiar to the riders, instructors and horses. Grant funds will support programmatic equipment. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

San Juan Center For Independence
Farmington, NM
$5,000 - Transition from Institution to Home
This Quality of Life grant will support an adult day care program that provides critical services to frail Navajo elders with disabilities so that they can remain in their homes and not have to be prematurely put into institutional nursing home settings. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Saratoga Rowing Association
Saratoga Springs, NY
$2,300 – Adaptive Sports
This Quality of Life grant will help to expand opportunities for individuals with paralysis to participate in the sport of rowing. Grant funds will help to underwrite the purchase of adaptive rowing equipment for the program. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Shadow Hills Riding Club
Shadow Hills, CA
$4,600 – Therapeutic Horseback Riding
This Quality of Life grant will help to support a collaborative project to construct temporary sleeping cabins, an outdoor kitchen and shared bathroom facility to serve participants in the equine therapy programs. The cabins will used by program participants and their families while they participate in interventions, retreats, healing excursions, and family getaways. Grant funds will support programmatic equipment and supplies for construction of accessibility features. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Spina Bifida Texas
San Antonio, TX
$2,800 – Consumer Education
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the FashionABLE program, which brings high school fashion design students together with children with disabilities. The designers create and modify clothing to accommodate each child's unique physical needs. As part of the process, the families and designers collaborate to come up with innovative modifications that will assist the children in their daily dressing needs. The program culminates in the FashionABLE show, where the innovative designs and the abilities of the models are showcased to the community. Grant funds will support the programmatic expenses of the fashion show. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Sportable Richmond Adaptive Sports and Recreation
Richmond, VA
$5,000 – Adaptive Sports
This Quality of Life grant will support the enhancement of the programming offerings for youth athletes in five of the most popular sports: wheelchair basketball, cycling, track club, tennis, and paratriathlon. Grant funds will help to underwrite the purchase of programmatic adaptive sports equipment. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

St. Luke’s Foundation
Cedar Rapids, IA
$2,020 – Durable Medical Equipment
This Quality of Life grant will help to underwrite the purchase of specialized equipment that will enable therapists to evaluate patients for the usefulness of mobile arm supports. Mobile arm supports enable patients that have limited arm and hand function to improve their ability to complete activities of daily living. Grant funds will support programmatic equipment. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Synapse House
Tampa, FL
$1,000 – Caregiving Initiative
This Quality of Life grant will help to support two caregiver boot camps in 2014; one to be held in May and the other in October. The boot camps are designed for families or caregivers of persons with brain injury or stroke. These all-day events will include local speakers on a variety of topics, a social time, and a problem-solving portion to address specific concerns pertinent to each family’s needs. Grant funds will help to support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

The Children’s Hospital Central California Foundation 
Madera, CA
$1,500 – Adaptive Sports
This Quality of Life grant will help to support Children’s Hospital Adaptive Sports Program, which provides free recreational and athletic experiences for youth with physical disabilities up to age 21. The program offers unique opportunities for people with similar physical disabilities to come together and increase their social interaction, as well as parents of children with special needs coming together to find support, encouragement, and friendship. Grant funds will help to support programmatic adaptive equipment. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

The Children’s Institute
Pittsburgh, PA
$4,380 - Physical/Occupational Therapy
This Quality of Life grant will help to increase opportunities for locomotor therapy for children with spinal cord injuries. Grant funds will fund the training of additional technicians in specialized locomotor therapy, which will result in a reduction of the client waiting list and improved quality of life for more children in western Pennsylvania. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Theatre Bethune (formerly Bethune Theatredanse)
Burbank, CA
$2,000 – Arts Program
This Quality of Life grant will support the Infinite Dreams Public Performances Program: Los Angeles County and Orange County, California. A total of 117 children, youth and young adults who are developmentally and physically disabled will travel to and perform original dance works at 4 performance venues for public benefit. Scheduled event venues are: Very Special Arts Festivals of Los Angeles County and Orange County; Festival of Human Abilities at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, and Spring Recital Concert at a theater/performance venue in Burbank. Grant funds will help to support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Therapeutic Riding of Tucson
Tucson, AZ
$4,000 – Therapeutic Horseback Riding
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the Heroes on Horses program, which serves veteran riders at no charge. Riders include men and women with injuries ranging from lost limbs to traumatic brain injury, in addition to many riders that are paralyzed due to spinal cord injuries. Grant funds will support rider scholarships for veterans with paralysis. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Touch The Future
Anderson, SC
$6,000 – Adaptive Sports
This Quality of Life grant will help to support this community center that helps meet the all the needs of individuals with spinal cord injuries and disorders to ensure access to medical equipment, assistive technology, health care services, sports and recreation. Grant funds will help to underwrite the purchase of programmatic equipment. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Troy University Foundation
Troy, AL
$3,000 – Camp
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the Youth Leadership Forum; an innovative, intensive, five-day career leadership training program for high school juniors and seniors with disabilities throughout Alabama.  Program activities focus on career planning, leadership development, technology resources and advocacy skills to assist young people with disabilities in reaching their maximum potential. Grant funds will help to support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

United Cerebral Palsy Easter Seals Missouri
St. Louis, MO
$5,000 - Facility Accessibility Modifications
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the refurbishing of the “teaching” kitchen so that community members can learn life skills in a more realistic, practical setting. Grant funds will help to support the construction of the accessible aspects of the kitchen. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

United Cerebral Palsy-Wheels for Humanity
North Hollywood, CA
$7,352 – Durable Medical Equipment
This Quality of Life grant will support the Domestic Clinical Training Workshop, part of UCP Wheels For Humanity’s Wheelchair Training Program. This will be a training-of-trainers (ToT) workshop to teach custom wheelchair fitting, following the guidelines of the World Health Organization Wheelchair Service Training Package. Wheelchair providers in the United States will be taught how to properly train providers in developing countries on how to custom fit wheelchairs for people with disabilities according to each individual’s specific needs. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

United States International Council On Disabilities
Washington, DC
$10,000 - Employment Program
This Quality of Life grant will support the Youth in Development (YiD) internship program, which focuses on youth with disabilities who are interested in careers in international development or international affairs. It places them for summer internships at various international organizations in the Washington, DC area—many of which are interested in boosting disability inclusion in their staff and hiring practices. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

University of Kansas Center for Research
Lawrence, KS
$4,884 – Consumer Education
This Quality of Life grant will help to support an educational initiative that will create comprehensive resources that inform both wheelchair users and potential hosts about increasing home access to facilitate “visiting” by a person using a wheelchair. Grant funds will help to support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
$8,000 – Assistive Technology
This Quality of Life grant will support the development of a high quality, evidence-based and user-friendly pressure ulcer prevention and management mobile application for people with spinal cord injuries living in community settings. The proposed app would provide reminders to inspect skin, provide a means to record results, and offer suggestions for management based on recommended guidelines for preventing and caring for ulcers. Grant funds will help to support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

University of Texas Foundation
(UT Arlington Movin' Mavs Wheelchair Basketball and Adaptive Sports Program)
Austin, TX
$3,000 – Adaptive Sports
This Quality of Life grant will help to support UT Arlington’s women’s wheelchair basketball club sport team, which is competing for the first time in 2013-2014. Grant funds will help to support the growth and education of participating students, including funding to travel to enough tournaments to qualify to participate in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) Intercollegiate Division. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

University Specialty Hospital
Baltimore, MD
$7,480 – Adaptive Sports
This Quality of Life grant will help to enhance the quad rugby program. Quad rugby is a wheelchair sport played by individuals who have sustained a spinal cord injury. It is a simple game with complex strategies, combining aspects of wheelchair basketball and hockey. The wheelchairs used in the sport are specifically designed and constructed for full impact without personal contact. Participants benefit from the sport, as it challenges their physical strength and mobility, enhances recovery now and promotes physical health and social integration for a lifetime. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Unlimited Abilities Foundation
Boca Raton, FL
$2,000 – Adaptive Sports
This Quality of Life grant will help to support accessible SCUBA diving for individuals with traumatic spinal cord injuries. Accessible diving provides unique recreational and therapeutic benefits to individuals with spinal cord injury and other conditions. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Vermont Studio Center
Johnson, Vermont
$3,000 - Facility Accessibility Modifications
This Quality of Life grant will enhance accessibility of VSC’s core campus buildings and its residency program by renovating the front porch and entry ramp to the Wolf Kahn Studios building. Grant funds will help to underwrite the construction of the ramp. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Warren County Educational Foundation
McMinnville, TN
$7,500 - Accessible Playground/Ball Field
This Quality of Life grant will help to underwrite the cost of a necessary ramp and flat, playground-safe surfacing at the Community Playground at Hickory Creek Elementary School. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

West Chester Library Association
West Chester, PA
$1,500 - Facility Accessibility Modifications
This Quality of Life grant will help to underwrite the cost to install a replacement chair lift. The lift is the only access to the building for adults and children with physical disabilities and seniors who are simply unable to manage the steep stairs (the only access to this historic building). Grant funds will support the chair lift. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

Westchester Independent Living Center
White Plains, NY
$6,000 – Adaptive Sports
This Quality of Life grant will help to support the wheelchair basketball team, the NY Rollin Knicks, comprising young wheelchair-using athletes, ages15-21. Grant funds will help underwrite the purchase of basketball wheelchairs for the program. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

YMCA Of Delaware
Wilmington, DE
$3,360 - Fitness and Wellness Program
This Quality of Life grant will help to support a scholarship program that will provide adapted personal training to increase the quality of life of fifty individuals with physical limitations through physical activity and self-efficacy. Grant funds will support programmatic expenses. This grant is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838).

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