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USTA New England Grant

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

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United States Tennis Association (USTA) New England

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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:

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. Priority will be given to JTT programs that target 8U and 10U divisions.

Community Tennis Association Grant (only for registered CTA's):
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.

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 (only for registered NJTL’s):
The National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) start up grant provides funds to start or form a new NJTL Chapter that supports USTA programming. Each grant award is up to $1000 and can be used towards legal fees, supplies, logo creation or volunteer management.

The National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) expansion grant provides funds to further USTA programming specifically, JTT or Youth Progression tennis (Red, Orange, Green Ball) OR to further education efforts. Each grant award is between $500 - $1500 and can be used towards hiring of diverse staff or coaches, coaching fees, transportation fees, education related supplies, enrichment field trips or specialized educators that provide additional tutoring/wellness education or some other type of educational topic that supports your NJTL.

The National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) event development grant provides funds to support fundraising efforts. Each grant award is either $100-$500 or $500-$1000 depending on your NJTL Star level (1-2 star chapters are eligible for up to $500 while 3-4 star chapters are eligible for up to $1000). This award can be used towards any fundraiser costs; venue, food, marketing, photography or any other expense that will ensure a wonderful event.

Diversity and Inclusion Grant:
The Diversity and Inclusion grant is used to promote and develop new or expanding USTA tennis programming for underserved players that fall into the following categories; Adaptive, African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic, LGBT, Millennial, Native American, Socio economic, Wheelchair. Each grant award is between $500 - $1500 and can be used towards marketing/outreach, hiring of diverse staff or coaches, coaching fees or transportation fees.

The Diversity and Inclusion celebration grant is used to promote new or expanding USTA tennis programming in your local community. Each grant award is between $100- $500 and can only be used to support your organization's participation or sponsorship of a community event. Award preference will be given to African- American heritage celebrations, Asian-American heritage celebrations, Hispanic heritage celebrations, or PRIDE (LGBT) celebrations.

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:

See amounts in description above.

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 an application deadline of March 1, 2019.

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

All grant recipients must be registered as a provider on Net Generation. All grant recipients must send a representative to the 2019 New England Tennis Weekend.

To learn more about CTA's and to make sure your CTA is registered, click here:

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Geographic Focus:

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