· 2014 Multicultural Program Excellence Grant: The purpose of this grant is to widen the net of opportunities for young minority players who aspire to excellence in competitive tennis, while assisting junior development programs in enhancing the skills of the coaching staff. The 2014 deadline is January 17, 2014. For more information, contact Tony Stingley at email@example.com.
· 2014 Community Tennis Grant: For starting or expanding community based tennis programs and activities. Two grant types are available in 2014: Project/Program Support and Organizational Capacity Building. Funding amounts range from $250 - $3,000, depending on size of the organization and scope of the project. Grant review typically takes about one month and awards will be given until funds are depleted. Additional funding cycles may be added. Deadlines are January 2; March 1; May 1 and September 1. Contact Christine Nickels at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
· USTA Public Facility Funding: The USTA provides a variety of resources to facilities looking to renovate existing facilities or build new ones. These include: advocacy assistance, concept drawings, construction & maintenance manual, partial funding on a proved projects, access to USTA partners within the industry, programming assistance for maximum court utilization and more. Interested organizations must complete a Public Facility Assistance Form located online at http://ct.usta.com/pfa. This form can be completed at anytime during the year. Contact Christine Nickels at email@example.com for more information.
· USTA 10 and Under Lines Grant: As a facility committed to offering the 10 and Under Tennis format, USTA Northern recognizes your need for permanent lines and/or courts. To help, we're making grants available to any facility wishing to paint permanent lines on its courts in 2014. The current cost for lining courts ranges from approximately $200-$400 per court. Maximum grant award is 75% of the project cost and communities are required to pay the remaining 25% of the cost. No specific deadline. Contact Christine Nickels at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
· USTA Northern Adopt-a-Court Grant: This grant supports tennis court renovation and construction at parks, schools, and college campuses throughout the Section. Priority consideration is given to organizations that wish to incorporate permanent 10 and Under tennis courts into the facility. Deadline is March 1, 2014. Contact Christine Nickels at email@example.com for more information. There are three types of grants available including:
* Category I: For basic facility improvements and fixed court amenities (e.g. windscreens, backboards, fencing, lighting, permanent 10 and Under lines). 2014 Funding Levels will be announced soon.
* Category II: For reconstruction/renovation of facilities with less than 4 courts. 2014 Funding Levels will be announced soon.
* Category III: For new construction and reconstruction of facilities with 4 courts or more. 2014 Funding Levels will be announced soon.
· Event Donations: USTA Northern recognizes the importance of community involvement and tries to participate in the many charitable events organized by our tennis family each year. Community organizations may request in-kind support by completing a Donation Request Form. We will do our best to support your event with a reasonable donation provided it meets our giving guidelines. Requests must be received at least six weeks prior to the event date. Contact Christine Nickels at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
· Visiting Pro Program: USTA Northern offers communities the chance to connect with a visiting pro for special events and programming. All USTA Northern Visiting Pros are trained professionals with certification by the USPTA or PTR. Community organizations have the option of hiring a visiting pro for a fee by submitting a Donation Request Form at least six weeks prior to the event date. Below are some sample events that a visiting pro might be secured for:
· Tennis Block Party – free or low-cost events aimed at attracting new and lapsed players to the courts, used to market follow-up tennis programs
· Tennis Clinic - for a specific audience on a specific topic (i.e. Adult Doubles Clinic), a participant fee is typically charged by the host organization
· Facility Grand Opening – tennis clinic/activities organized at a new or renovated court site in celebration of successful fundraising efforts
· USTA Northern 10 and Under Equipment Match Grants:USTA Northern offers a buy one-get one free program on 10 and Under Tennis Equipment for CTA’s, Parks and NJTL programs. Maximum grant allowed is $300/$300 split between USTA Northern and the organization. Organization coaches must attend a Recreational Coach or 10 and Under Tennis Workshop. Contact Tony Stingley at email@example.com for more information.
· Workshop Scholarships: Interested in becoming a better coach, a more effective board member, or a better facility manager? Consider attending one of the USTA training workshops and conferences available to you (see Training Opportunities section of guide). Both national and sectional scholarships are available for many events. Contact Christine Nickels at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
· CTA US Open President's Suite Ticket Program: USTA Northern invites all Community Tennis Associations who are undertaking major fundraising campaigns to use this program as leverage to generate additional donations. If your CTA is selected, one of your major donors will receive a pair of invitations to be the guest of the USTA President during one of the first four days of the US Open. For more information, please contact Christine Nickels at email@example.com or at (952) 358-3290.
· USTA Northern School Tennis Equipment Match Program: Participating schools are eligible for buy one-get one free discounts on school tennis equipment (racquets, balls, mini-nets). Training and curriculum materials are also available for PE teachers and after-school program organizers. Contact Tony Stingley at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
· USTA Serves "Aces for Kids" Grant:"Aces for Kids" is a national initiative of USTA Serves. It strives to promote healthy lifestyles by combating childhood and adult obesity by providing disadvantaged, at-risk children the opportunity to learn to play tennis and improve their academic skills in a structured format. All programs requesting USTA Serves support must offer the components of tennis and education. Visit www.usta.com/foundation for more info.
Additional USTA Northern support may become available throughout the year. If you are unsure about whether or not funding is available to support your goals, please contact Christine Nickels at email@example.com or (952) 358-3290.