Grant and Scholarship
USTA Eastern | January 1, 2019
USTA Eastern annually awards several grants for program proposals that help grow the game of tennis in our section. In order to apply for Eastern grants, applicants must establish a username and password in our online registration system; once the online registration is completed, applicants will be able to view and complete the application.
USTA Eastern regional Tennis Service Representatives (TSR) are available to answer any questions about grants and the application process. Click here to find the TSR in your region.
USTA Eastern Growing Tennis Together Grant
The 2018 Growing Tennis Together Grant is available to current USTA Member Organizations who will demonstrate significant tennis participation growth. ADVERTISEMENT Priority will be given to grant proposals which target youth initiatives, schools, diversity and inclusion and innovative programming. As the applicant, you must have a Net Generation approved status if you are delivering programming for youth tennis and school tennis. Please sign on at the by clicking here: USTA Eastern Grant Application Portal to apply for the grant and to find out about Net Generation. If you don’t have an account, please click on “create a new account”.
The 2019 grant application is coming soon.
The Region Board of the USTA Eastern Section is soliciting grant proposals from USTA Member Organizations that are focused on fostering participation in tennis and USTA programs. As the applicant, you must have a Net Generation approved status if you are delivering programming for youth tennis and school tennis. Special consideration will be given to organizations seeking to offer tennis programs within the following categories:
- School and After School
- Diverse Populations
- Adult Leagues
- Junior Team Tennis/ Youth Tennis Leagues
- Community Tennis Associations (CTA) & National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL)
- Special Populations/Wheelchair Tennis
- Innovative Programs
We will allocate grants up to $1000. Proposals should demonstrate the following emphasis:
- Interest in working closely with the Region Board and the Region Tennis Service Representative.
- Specific examples of programs that attract new players and/or retain existing players by offering clinics, leagues, special events and tournaments.
- This funding opportunity is for tennis programs/events operating in 2018.
Grant Proposal Submission Specifics
- Membership Organizations are limited to one grant application per program and applications must include a current USTA Member Organization number.
- Include as attachments:
1. Program description: including anticipated participation numbers, start and end date/hours per week, staffing requirements
2. History of program
3. Program budget
4. Organization’s Operational budget
5. Enclose flyers, brochures, or other promotional information (if available)
Organizations receiving grants are required to forward a brief description and photographs of the program’s success in order to qualify for future grants. Send the results of your program to your Tennis Service Representative.
The 2019 Region Grant application is coming soon.
Camp Eastern is a five-day, four-night sleep-away camp featuring tennis instruction with educational and cultural opportunities. The camp has 36 available scholarships for youth in the 14-16 year-old range.
Applicants can either create an account, or, if applied in the previous year, applicants can login to access their application. The 2019 application is coming soon.
Eastern Travel Grants for National Championships
Endorsed Eastern players traveling to a USTA National Championship or USTA National Zonal Team Championship tournaments are encouraged to apply for this need-based grant. A copy of the family's income tax form and W2 must be included in the application . Players who have been suspended from play within the last 12 months are not eligible for this opportunity. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eastern Junior Tennis Foundation (JTF) Program Grants
The Junior Tennis Foundation (JTF) was incorporated in 1979 as a non-profit organization to raise funds for junior tennis and adaptive tennis within the Eastern Section. Over two million dollars has been granted to worthy programs and scholarships to junior players since the inception of the Foundation.
Proceeds from the annual Hall of Fame celebrations support the Foundation's grants and scholarships.
This year's JTF Grant will be available to not-for-profit organizations, with an emphasis on National Jr. Tennis and Learning Chapters (NJTL).
The sponsoring organization or program must provide a valid Federal Employer I.D. Number (E.I.N.) or Tax Identification Number (T.I.N.) Check will not be made payable to individuals without this information and a filled out W9 form.
The JTF won't reimburse regular staff time of any person on full-time salary with the organization submitting the grant application.
The program must fill out and return the JTF year-end accountability form as requested at the end of their program. Awards range from $750-$1,500.
The 2019 application is coming soon.