August 3, 2020
2020 USTA Mid-Atlantic Section CTA Recovery Grant
In an effort to assist with the current climate that has resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic, we have re-structured our Safe Place To Play funding this year to create a new grant program to support local CTAs in the Section. We will continue to evaluate the situation in regards to grants for 2021.
The USTA Mid-Atlantic Recovery Grant program was created to help Community Tennis Associations (CTAs) defray some of the tennis-related costs associated with resuming play in 2020 if your programming was put on hold due to the impact of COVID-19. These grants must be used for tennis-related costs for equipment, cleaning and sanitizing or other tennis-related expenses that you’ll need to reopen programming, once local, state, and federal guidelines allow. ADVERTISEMENT We want to help you get your organization programs going again because your programs will be crucial in keeping tennis growing as we navigate our way through this current crisis. These grants are not designed to cover lost income, dues, or revenues.
The deadline for applying for a CTA Recovery Grant was July 31, 2020. Applications are currently being evaluated by Section staff, and those that have applied will be notified as soon as a decision has been made.
Criteria for CTA’s to be eligible are:
CTA must run USTA Mid-Atlantic programming (i.e. USTA Leagues, sanctioned tournaments, Junior Team Tennis, Team Challenges, etc.) Preference will be given to organizations that utilize TennisLink or Serve Tennis (Tennis Management Tools) registration platforms.
Acknowledgment and agreement of non-discrimination practice and policy
Good standing with local, state, and federal regulations
Your programming must be open to the general public
CTAs that run youth programming must have their program organizers be Safe Play compliant or agree to become compliant within 90 days of the grant award
Must be a registered and approved Community Tennis Association with the USTA
Other criteria at the discretion of the review team
Grants will be awarded in amounts up to $5,000 and will be based on the number of people served and the number of programs and will be at the sole discretion of USTA Mid-Atlantic.
Safe Place to Play Grants
Read about our 2019 Safe Place to Play Grant Recipients and how USTA Mid-Atlantic’s grant program helped them refresh and refurbish tennis courts in their communities.
Stay tuned for more information on the 2021 Safe Place to Play Grant Application.
Due to the cancellation of Junior Team Tennis and Adult League National Championships travel stipends are not currently available at this time.
The USTA Mid-Atlantic Section partners with a local nonprofit to collect and redistribute gently used equipment to nonprofit organizations all over the Section. The equipment is collected from organizations and individuals throughout the Mid-Atlantic Section and is then refurbished and distributed by Leveling the Playing Field. The grant has helped organizations save on equipment costs across almost every sport.