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First Ace Development Grant

Grants to USA Schools, Clubs, and Athletic Programs
to Strengthen Youth Handball Opportunities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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United States Handball Association (USHA)

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Grants to USA schools, clubs, and other athletic programs to support youth handball programming. Funding will be provided for new or emerging youth handball programs and/or existing programs to assist with administration, equipment, or other start-up related costs. If an application is approved, Development grants will focus on new or emerging programs with a goal for them to be self-supporting over a five-year period.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173812

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

First Ace Development resources are available to all school, club and other programs led by a USHA-Certified Handball Instructor in the United States.

Requests should be made by the primary coach/administrator for the program.

All program participants must be U.S. Handball members. For the first year, U.S. Handball will offer a free pair of gloves to participants who pay the regular membership dues.

For new Development grant program recipients, a free one-year online membership (gloves not included) is available for participants who provide contact information.

More information regarding membership may be found here:

Eye protection is required for all programs and their participants.

Pre-Application Information:

To apply for a First Ace Development grant, please complete an application form. Once completed, email to the address listed in the Contact Information section below with “First Ace Grant Application” as the subject. Applications are due December 20 each year.

Online and emailed grant applications are preferred; however, hard copies can be submitted by mail to the address listed below.

Contact Information:

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

First Ace Development Application Form:

Once completed, email to with “First Ace Grant Application” as the subject.

If submitting a hard copy of the application, mail to:

Attn: First Ace Grants / Matt Krueger
2333 N. Tucson Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716

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