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2017 Skier Development Grant Program

Grants to USA Organizations to Promote Interest
in Cross Country Skiing for Youth and Adults

GrantWatch ID#: 146619
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF)

09/15/17

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Grants to USA organizations for programs that promote cross country skiing as an enjoyable and invigorating activity. Funding is intended to support programs that focus on both youth and adult skiers and that publicize cross country skiing as a fun and energetic activity that is part of an active and healthy lifestyle.

Priority will be given to organizations that are cross country ski focused, but organizations that support running, biking, and other off-season programs for skiers are also encouraged to apply.

Priorities of the Skier Development Grant Program include, but are not limited to, the following:

- The creation of new or expansion of existing cross country ski programs;
- Sustainable, quality programs that promote cross-country skiing;
- Programs that can demonstrate an ability to promote the Birkie mission and lifestyle in their communities; and
- Programs that have matching grants.

Grants are available in the following categories:

- Small Grants- $1,000 or less
- Large Grants- $1,000 or more
- Coaches Training Grant
- Minnesota Youth Ski League and Skiwerx Club Equipment Program Matching Grants: For MN/WI kids age 3-13- Up to $1,000 from MYSL and $1,000 from ABSF.

Eligible Projects:

- Youth Development Programs
- Adult Programs
- Trail Maintenance
- Multi-discipline programs
- New programs
- Established programs
- Coaches Training

Eligible Expenses:

Equipment purchase (equipment purchase for free “try-it-out” adult sessions is not eligible), race sponsorship, coach’s stipend, program supplies, trail improvement supplies, etc.

Small Grants: $1,000 or less
Large Grants: $1,000 or more (75/25% reimbursement, final 25% will awarded after final report is submitted by March 1, 2018)
Minnesota Youth Ski League and Skiwerx Club Equipment Program Matching Grants: Up to $1,000 from MYSL and $1,000 from ABSF

Priority will be given to organizations that are cross country ski focused, but organizations that support running, biking, and other off-season programs for skiers are also encouraged to apply.

Minnesota Youth Ski League and Skiwerx Club Equipment Program Matching Grants, applicants must be or become a MYSL Club. See https://www.mysl.org/tips for more details. Three of these grants are given per season (may go past Sept. 15 deadline if working with MYSL).

Grant Eligibility and Reporting:

- All groups awarded grants must submit a W9 before funds will be distributed;
- Large grants must include recognition of ABSF on website, publications, and other appropriate media;
- ABSF must be provided with a copy of the press release announcing the award. Assistance can be given by ABSF, if needed;
- Awarded programs must complete a final report before March 1, 2018;
- Minnesota Youth Ski League and Skiwerx Matching grant recipients are required to attend the MYSL Coaches Training.

Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below to download the application.

Application Procedures:

- Application Deadline is Friday, September 15, 2017.
- Applications must be submitted in Microsoft Word format via email.
- Document must be saved as (your organization name)17.doc or docx.
- Provide all information in the order listed.
- Application should be limited to five (5) pages.
- Do not include any other materials with this application.
- Both successful and unsuccessful grant applicants will be notified via email by Wednesday, October 25, 2017.

For the Coaches Training Grant, fill out the appropriate youth or adult form depending on the age group primarily coached.

For the Minnesota Youth Ski League and Skiwerx Club Equipment Program Matching Grants, fill out the Youth Development Grant application.

Large Grants - 75/25% reimbursement, final 25% will be awarded after a final report is submitted by March 1, 2018.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Staff Contact:

Kristy Maki
715-634-5025
kristy.maki@birkie.com

Applications may be submitted to Kristy Maki at the email address above.

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