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USTA New England Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools
in Multiple States to Promote Community Sports

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Foundation / Corporation

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United States Tennis Association (USTA) New England

Deadline Date:

03/06/20 - Deadline for all Grant categories, excluding the Team Challenge grant, which has a rolling deadline.


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Grants to Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont nonprofit organizations, schools, park and recreation departments, and qualified associations for sports programming to benefit local communities. Specifically, funding is intended to support organizational and marketing expenses related to new tennis programs and program expansion.

Priority will be given to programs that: 

  • Target new players
  • Target diverse markets
  • Link their programs to USTA programs
  • Registered Community Tennis Associations (CTAs) and NJTLs
  • USTA Junior Team Tennis (JTT) programs

Eligible expenses include marketing, operation and administrative costs associated with starting a new program or expanding an existing program. Ineligible expenses include ball machines, other large court equipment or facility projects. All facility projects must go through the National Public Facility Assistance program. 

Organizations are allowed to apply for more than one category. All applications from one organization will be reviewed together. Notifications for the grants will go out approximately one month after the application deadline. Below is the list of grant categories:

  • Junior Team Tennis Program Grant
  • Team Challenge Grant
  • Community Tennis Association (CTA)
  • National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL)
  • Diversity and Inclusion Grant

For more information on the above categories, see the link, "URL for Full Text" below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167071

Estimated Size of Grant:

Junior Team Tennis Program Grant: Up to $1,000
Team Challenge Grant: Up to $300
Community Tennis Association: Up to $1,000
National Junior Tennis and Learning: Up to $1,000
Diversity and Inclusion: Each grant award is between $500 - $1500

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

USTA New England grants will only be given to tax-exempt or non-profit organizations such as schools, Park and Recreation Departments, CTA's and NJTL's.

Pre-Application Information:

Organizations are allowed to apply for more than one category. All applications from one organization will be reviewed together.

Monetary grants for programming will have an application deadline of March 6, 2020.

The Team Challenge grant is a rolling grant, open year-round for applications.

These grants are intended for programming in late spring, summer and fall 2020. There will be a second deadline in November of 2020 for winter and spring 2021 programming.

Notifications of approval or decline of the grants will go out within 1 month after the application deadline.

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

Applications will open in January.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut;   Maine;   Massachusetts;   New Hampshire;   Rhode Island;   Vermont

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