2021 Paralympic Athlete Funding Criteria

January 1 - December 31, 2021


  • Athletes will qualify for Athlete Stipends and EAHI based on overall point totals from the current IBSA point ranking rosters (based on the quarterly IBSA point rankings review period) as outlined in the pay scale below:

  • Payments #1 & #2 to be determined by the 15th of February & April based on IBSA Ranking per below:
    • Top US IBSA point earner as of the review date - $2000 / quarter

    • Second highest US IBSA point earner as of the review date - $1500 / quarter

    • Third highest US IBSA point earner as of the review date - $1000 / quarter

    • Discretionary Support: Under the discretion and approval of USA Judo’s Para High Performance Committee and USOPC (Paralympics) one athlete may receive athlete support for specific USOPC resources (stipends and/or EAHI) at any point during the timeframe outlined above if the athlete has been injured in the last 12 months and/or if the athlete has switched weight classes in the last 12 months. This athlete will be eligible for a $500 payment for the designated pay period with the exception of pay period #3

    • All eligible athletes must maintain a Top-12 IBSA Ranking

    • Payments to be processed by the last week of February & April

  • Payment #3 will be equally divided between all athletes named to the Tokyo Paralympic Team. All remaining Athlete Stipend funding, after the payment of #1 & #2, will be the amount to be divided. This payment will be processed the last week of June.