February 7, 2017
USTA New England Grant Information
USTA New England’s grant process has been updated for 2017. To better align with our Strategic Plan, we have created grant categories that directly relate to our strategic priorities. Organizations will be able to apply for support for their programs that fit into those categories. USTA 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. You will be required to enter your Tax ID or EIN number below.
Monetary grants for programming will have application deadlines of March 1st and June 1st for 2017. The March deadline is for summer programs and the June deadline is only for fall or winter programs, NOT summer 2017 programs. Notifications of approval or decline of the grants will go out within 1 month after the application deadline. The deadlines for 2018 will be February 15th and June 1st.
A budget form is required to be submitted with all monetary grant applications.
Please send any questions about the grant process to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizations are allowed to apply for more than one catergory. All applications from one organization will be reviewed together. Notifications for the grants will go out approximately one month after the application deadline. Below is the list of grant categories:
The 10 and Under Program Grant (up to $2,500) is for the creation or expansion of a 10 and Under program that incorporates instruction, team play and parental involvement using the correct equipment and registered on TennisLink.
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.
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. To learn more about CTA's and to make sure your CTA is registered, click here.
This grant could be used to help your CTA start a Junior Team Tennis league, host non-elimination tournaments, create partnerships with the local schools to run after school programs, etc.
The National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) grant (up to $1,000) provides funds to start or expand a registered NJTL Chapter that supports USTA programming. To learn more about NJTL chapters and to make sure your NJTL is registered, click here.
This grant could be used to help your NJTL start a Junior Team Tennis league, host non-elimination tournaments, create partnerships with the local schools to run after school programs, etc.
The Diversity and Inclusion Grant (up to $2,500) is used to promote and develop tennis for underserved populations. Grants are for new or expanding USTA programs that target diverse populations.
The Adaptive Tennis Program Grant (up to $1,000) is used to promote and develop grassroots programs for persons with intellectual and physical disabilities.
The Wheelchair Tennis Program Grant (up to $1,000) is used to promote and develop grassroots programs for wheelchair programs including leagues, camps and clinics.
The Administrative Grant (up to $1,000) is available to registered Community Tennis Associations (CTA's) or National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) Chapters for technology, personnel, office equipment, education and marketing.
The Special Projects Grant (up to $5,000) is for innovative ideas that create or expand USTA programs including instructors, equipment, court fees and marketing.
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.
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.