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USTA New England Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools
in New England to Promote the Sport of Tennis

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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United States Tennis Association (USTA) New England

Deadline Date:

06/01/18

Description:

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Grants to Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont nonprofit organizations, schools, parks and recreation departments, and tennis organizations to promote the sport of tennis. Applications will be considered in the following grant categories:

10U Program Grant:

The 10 and Under Program Grant (up to $2,500) is for the creation or expansion of a 10 and Under program that incorporates instruction, team play and parental involvement using the correct equipment and registered on TennisLink.

Junior Team Tennis Program Grant:

The Junior Team Tennis Program Grant (up to $2,500) is for the creation or expansion of a Junior Team Tennis program. The program must be registered on TennisLink but can be the Local (non-membership) or Championship (advancing, membership) track. For example, a Local Junior Team Tennis program could be started between Park and Recreation Departments in the summer or an in-house league could be created as part of a school program or NJTL chapter.

Community Tennis Association Grant:

The Community Tennis Association (CTA) grant (up to $1,000) provides funds to start or expand a registered CTA. A CTA is an incorporated, geographically defined, not-for-profit, volunteer based tennis organization that supports or provides programs which promote and develop the growth of tennis. To learn more about CTA's and to make sure your CTA is registered, click here.

This grant could be used to help your CTA start a Junior Team Tennis league, host Play Days, host non-elimination tournaments, create partnerships with the local schools to run after school programs, etc.

National Junior Tennis and Learning Grant:

The National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) grant (up to $1,000) provides funds to start or expand a registered NJTL Chapter that supports USTA programming. To learn more about NJTL chapters and to make sure your NJTL is registered, click here.

This grant could be used to help your NJTL start a Junior Team Tennis league, host Play Days, host non-elimination tournaments, create partnerships with the local schools to run after school programs, etc.

Diversity and Inclusion Grant

The Diversity and Inclusion Grant (up to $2,500) is used to promote and develop tennis for underserved populations. Grants are for new or expanding USTA programs that target diverse populations.

Adaptive Program Grant

The Adaptive Tennis Program Grant (up to $1,000) is used to promote and develop grassroots programs for persons with intellectual and physical disabilities.

Wheelchair Tennis Program Grant

The Wheelchair Tennis Program Grant (up to $1,000) is used to promote and develop grassroots programs for wheelchair programs including leagues, camps and clinics.

Administrative Grant

The Administrative Grant (up to $1,000) is available to registered Community Tennis Associations (CTA's) or National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) Chapters for technology, personnel, office equipment, education and marketing.

Special Projects Grant

The Special Projects Grant (up to $5,000) is for innovative ideas that create or expand USTA programs including instructors, equipment, court fees and marketing.

TOC Tournament Grant

The Tennis On Campus Tournament Grant (up to $500) is for college club teams looking to offset costs associated with hosting a tournament with at least 4 unique schools.

Tennis On Campus Program Grant

The Tennis On Campus Program Grant (up to $1,000) is for new or expanding college club teams. To learn more about the Tennis On Campus Program, click here.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167071

Estimated Size of Grant:

-10U Program Grant: Up to $2,500
-Junior Team Tennis Program Grant: Up to $2,500
-Community Tennis Association Grant: Up to $1,000
-National Junior Tennis and Learning Grant: Up to $1,000
-Diversity and Inclusion Grant: Up to $2,500
-Adaptive Program Grant: Up to $1,000
-Wheelchair Tennis Program Grant: Up to $1,000
-Administrative Grant: Up to $1,000
-Special Projects Grant: Up to $5,000
-TOC Tournament Grant: Up to $500
-Tennis On Campus Program Grant: Up to $1,000

Term of Contract:

Programs may take place in the fall or winter season.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

STA 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 application deadlines of March 1st and June 1st for 2017. The March deadline is for summer programs and the June deadline is only for fall or winter programs, NOT summer 2017 programs. The deadlines for 2018 will be February 15th and June 1st.

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

Contact Information:

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

Please send any questions about the grant process to: grants@newengland.usta.com.

To apply, choose the grant category of your choice here: https://www.usta.com/en/home/organize/grants-and-assistance/newengland/Grants.html

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Geographic Focus:

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