Adaptive Recreation Grant

Recipients of NDAD adaptive recreation grants announced

Four organizations in North Dakota have been awarded 2021 grants for adaptive recreation projects of up to $5,000 each from NDAD.

Projects by the Glen Ullin Park District, Prairie Grit Adaptive Sports, TR 4 Heart and Soul, and Grand Forks Growth and Support Center were chosen from a group of organizations and agencies that had answered NDAD’s call for grant applications in June.

Grant recipients will provide a service which meets a demonstrated human need to support adaptive recreational opportunities for people with disabilities.

Here’s how the grant money is being used:
  • Grand Forks Growth and Support Center is using the money to purchase an adaptive side-by-side bicycle for day habilitation physical recreation at one of its programs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. More about the organization:
  • TR 4 Heart and Soul’s project is improvements to a wheelchair ramp to allow participants to safely mount their horses, and additional riding helmets for multiple adaptive horse riders and volunteers with physical and emotional disabilities and other health challenges to help improve mobility function and independence during its therapeutic riding programs. More about the Bismarck-based organization:
  • Prairie Grit Adaptive Sports will purchase more sports wheelchairs to increase opportunities to Minot area youth and adults with physical and mental disabilities. They’ll be used for a wheelchair sports program started at Minot Family YMCA and also to be able to host more camps, tournaments and other adaptive sports events throughout the year. More information about the organization:                                                       
  • Glen Ullin Park District plans to add several pieces of adaptive and accessible playground equipment at its Sunshine Park for small children with disabilities to provide greater inclusiveness for all children. More information about the park district:
This is the first time NDAD has awarded grants for adaptive recreation projects.

Congratulations from NDAD to these grant recipients and the communities they serve, and thanks also to all the fine organizations that applied.


Jillian Schaible
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