GRANTS

DUE TO UNCERTAINTIES IN THE SPORT, INCLUDING DATES AND SITES OF EVENTS AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS, AS WELL AS ABILITIES OF CLUBS TO SECURE PRACTICE LOCATIONS AND CONDUCT PRACTICES,
THE USATF-NEW ENGLAND GRANT PROGRAM IS SUSPENDED FOR THE APRIL AND AUGUST 2020 APPLICATION PERIODS.

TENTATIVELY, GRANT APPLICATIONS WILL AGAIN BE ACCEPTED AFTER NOVEMBER 1 FOR A TO-BE-ANNOUNCED JANUARY 2021 DEADLINE.

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The USATF-NE Grant Program, established in 2008, promotes excellence in USATF disciplines by supporting athletes, clubs, and programs of the association with an objective of increasing membership, participation, and status of the sport.

The grant program is open to USATF-NE members and/or USATF-NE member clubs only, and has three aspects - program, travel/coaching, and youth.
Each grant type has an annual award limit.

Application deadliines for grants are April 15, August 15, and December 15 of the year. Decisions will be made within 15 days of the closing date. 
 
Complete information and applications for each grant type is found below. Contact USATF-NE board member Mike Travers  with any questions on the programs.

USATF New England Program Innovation Grants

Program Innovation Grants are designed assist member organizations to start and grow traditional and innovative programs in the disciplines covered by USATF to benefit the sports' community as a whole.


USATF New England Travel and Coaching Grants

These grants help member athletes, coaches, and clubs pay for travel to national or international competition, or to attend USATF coaching education schools.


USATF New England Marja Bakker Youth Fund Grants

Funded through a bequest from the estate of the late USATF-NE past president Marja Bakker, the fund supports youth track & field and cross country initiatives benefiting a large number of participants. This grant excludes funds for travel expenses and personal equipment.


USATF National Youth Club Grants

USATF National has two ongoing grants for youth clubs.

  • The Mark Springer Travel Grant is for travel to the several USATF National Youth Championship events. A history of participation at association, regional, and National events is considered.
  • USATF Foundation Youth Grant(managed separately from USATF) support and expand high quality programs that attract diverse participation, with a focus on low-income communities. Clubs must have completed IRS non-profit status to apply.

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