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The USA Track & Field Foundation is currently accepting Youth Grant applications from interested clubs and organizations for its first round of 2018 Youth Grants, announced USATF Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic.
Youth track clubs and programs from all areas of the United States are encouraged to apply. The Foundation favors the use of grant money to expand existing youth programs/clubs, to provide additional competitive opportunities for children and to enhance the experience for all participants. Preference is given to clubs that are based in low-income areas. It also favors programs that have a history of solid financial management, multiple funding sources and community support. Allowable expenses include equipment, uniforms, meet fees, travel, facility rental, and outreach.
Interested parties may fill out the USATF Foundation grant application online at:
Applications for a Youth Club Grant will be accepted throughout the year. Grants will be awarded in February (deadline for February consideration is December 31st) and in June (deadline for June consideration is April 30th). Grantees will be contacted directly if they should be selected. Each individual organization is eligible for one grant per calendar year. The Foundation will award $50,000 in grants for Youth Clubs in 2018 and has awarded over $725,000 in Youth Club Grants since 2007.
The USA Track & Field Foundation provides a means to attract and guide funds to new and innovative track & field programs with an emphasis on providing opportunities for youth athletes, emerging elite athletes, and distance training centers. The Foundation depends upon donations from its Board of Directors, major gifts and from generous fans of track & field.
Elite athletes are supported by the Foundation via monetary grants, career counseling (mentoring and jobs) and participation in Run With US! (www.runwithus.org). Youth athletes are supported via monetary grants to youth clubs.