Established in 2008, the USATF-NE Grant Program 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 members and/or USATF-NE member clubs only, and has three aspects - programs, travel/coaching, and youth.
Due dates for all grant types are gerneally April 15, August 15, and December 15 of the year. Decisions are made shortly after those dates. Each grant type has applications requirements that must be followed, and each has an annual award amount limit.
NOTE: Given Covid 19 restrictions and limiited funding sources, the grant was suspended from 2020 through 2022.
Complete information and applications for grants are found below. Contact USATF-NE board member Mike Travers with any questions on the programs.
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,
Program Innovation Grant Program Summary
Program Innovation Grant Application
These grants help member athletes, coaches, and clubs pay for travel to national or international competition or to attend USATF coaching education school
Travel-Coaching Grant Program Summary
Travel-Coaching Grant Application
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. Grants exclude travel expenses and personal equipment.
Bakker Fund Grant Program Summary
Bakker Fund Grant Application
USATF has two ongoing youth grants for clubs.
Mark Springer Travel Grants are for travel to USATF National Youth Championship events. A history of participation at association, regional, and National events is considered.
USATF Foundation Youth Grants are managed separately from USATF. Foundation grants support and expand quality programs which attract diverse participation with a focus on low-income communities. Clubs must have their own individual non-profit status to apply.