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USTA Northern 

Funding and Support

 

September 8, 2020
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2020 High School Tennis Grant

 

In an effort to bring new players into the game safely and to continue delivering high quality tennis to retain current players, grants are available to support public high school tennis teams that are experiencing financial hardships and/or growth in their tennis program.

 

Additional High School Grant Information

 

APPLY NOW

 

Program Preparedness Grant

 

As announced recently, USTA Northern has allocated a significant amount of money to aid providers in purchasing equipment or other necessary items to restart programming as safely as possible. These Program Preparedness Grants are active now. 

 

 

APPLY NOW

 

(Note: Grant titles link directly to the appropriate application form. ADVERTISEMENT USTA Northern services the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Northwestern WI. Requests from outside of that geographic area will not be considered. 

 

Community Tennis Grants


Community Tennis Grants are for starting or expanding community-based tennis programs and activities. Four grant types are available in 2020: Project/Program Support, Organizational Capacity Building, Court Amenities, and Equipment. Funding amounts range from $250 - $5,000, depending on the 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. 

 

Applications are reviewed multiple times per year, according to the following schedule:

 

Deadline ---> Notification of Committee Decision

 

March 6, 2020 ---> April 24, 2020

May 1, 2020 ---> June 12, 2020

September 18, 2020 ---> November 6, 2020

December 1, 2020 ---> January 15, 2021

 

2020 Community Tennis Grant Application

2020 Community Tennis Grant Accountability Report


Please contact Zeny McCoy at zeny@northern.usta.com for more information.


USTA Public Facility Funding



Available by invitation only with no specific deadlines. Interested organizations must complete USTA National’s Facility Assistance application which will be reviewed at both the national and section level for funding consideration.

USTA National’s application information can be found here.


Please contact Pat Colbert at colbert@northern.usta.com for more information.

 

USTA Red, Orange, Green Blended Lines & Conversion Grant



As a facility committed to offering the Red, Orange, Green 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. The current cost for lining courts ranges from approximately $200-$400 per court. The maximum grant award is 75 percent of the project cost and communities are required to pay the remaining 25 percent of the cost. There is no specific deadline.

 

Please contact Zeny McCoy at zeny@northern.usta.com for more information.


USTA Northern Red, Orange, Green Equipment Matching Grants



USTA Northern offers a buy one - get one free program on Red, Orange, Green, Tennis Equipment for CTA’s, Parks, Schools and NJTL programs. The maximum grant allowed is $300/$300 split between USTA Northern and the organization. 

 

2020 Red, Orange, Green Equipment Matching Grants Application

 

Please contact Mya Smith-Dennis at mya@northern.usta.com for more information.



Red, Orange, Green Tennis Equipment Grant Application


USTA Northern is pleased to offer an equipment grant to schools that have more than 40% of the student population on the Free and Reduced Lunch Program. Each school will qualify for a package that consists of the following: Up to 35 tennis racquets (depending on class size), 36 foam or red felt tennis balls and one roll of tennis caution tape. Requests will be accepted on a rolling basis until funds are depleted.

 

Red, Orange, Green Tennis Equipment Grant Application

 

Please contact Mya Smith-Dennis at mya@northern.usta.com for more information.

 

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/Marketing Assistance 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 Zeny McCoy at zeny@northern.usta.com for more information. 

 

USTA Foundation Grant 

 

USTA Foundation awards grants to programs that support at-risk youth and people with disabilities through tennis and education programs designed to improve health, build character and strive for academic excellence. For additional information about submitting a grant proposal, please e-mail foundation@usta.com or go online to www.ustafoundation.com.  

 

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 Zeny McCoy at zeny@northern.usta.com.

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