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USTA TEXAS 

GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

January 1, 2018
<h2><b></b>USTA TEXAS </h2>
<h1>GRANTS &amp; SCHOLARSHIPS</h1>

USTA Texas offers support to Community Tennis Associations as well as other organizations dedicated to growing tennis in Texas. Eligible organizations may receive financial and/or equipment assistance. 

 

Grant Writing Tips & Helpful Hints click here

For more on Diversity and Inclusion click here

 

 

New! 2018 CTA Evaluation and Capacity Building Grant (Application now open)

The 2018 Community Tennis Association (CTA) Evaluation & Capacity Building Grant is offered each year to the Texas CTAs that are in good standing with USTA Texas. This updated grant is focused on evaluating our CTAs based on 5 main pillars (Structure, Non-Profit, Programming, Marketing/Communications and Diversity & Inclusion) that we use to measure their organizational standards and efforts in the past year. This updated Evaluation & Grant will replace the Health Index for 2017/2018. CTAs are encouraged to fill out or review the application as a group, consulting all staff and board of directors as you review your organization’s progress and plan for the future.

The grant must accompany a complete 2017 Capacity Building Grant Year-End Report if you received CBG funding this past year.

The intent of this funding program is two-fold:
1. To gain a better understanding of our CTAs functionality and provide customized insight on how they can improve.
2. To provide funding to further develop and enhance the basic off-court administrative functions and overall structure of your organization.

Please refer to the documents below for additional grant information and guidelines or contact Alex Trobough at alexandra.trobough@texas.usta.com.

 

Deadline: December 15, 2017 at 11:59pm

 

To get started, please download the application below:

2018 CTA Evaluation & Capacity Building Grant Application 

 

Additional documents and links:

Jotform Submission Link

Grant Guidelines

Budget Template

2017 Capacity Building Grant Year-End Report Form

 

 

Additional Grants:

 

USTA Texas Facility Funding

USTA Texas is proud to support various tennis facility projects across the state. In addition to partial matching for nationally funded projects, we also provide a Texas Facility Funding Grant to support various improvements. To review the application, please click the link below.

 

2017 Application: PDF

 

2018 Application: PDF

 

USTA Texas Camps (Attend the Tennis Camp of Your Dreams)

Each year various tennis camps across the state participate in our week-long scholarship program.  This program is open to all Texas section members 18 years of age and under, who will not be entering college. Scholarship winners are matched with a camp.  The scholarship is for players who may not otherwise be able to attend a summer tennis camp. Proof of financial need is required. The 2018 Summer Camp Scholarship is now open. For more information contact Veronica Nicholls at nicholls@texas.usta.com or call (512) 443-1334, ext. 215. 

 

2018 Application: PDF
 


CTA Start-Up Grant

For communities interested in starting a community tennis association. Funds can be used for general start-up costs: postage, supplies, advertising, kick-off event, incorporation fees, etc. Range: $250 - $1,000. No deadline. Contact Alexandra Trobough at alexandra.trobough@texas.usta.com.

 

Download the 2017 Application: Word document

 


Grow the Game

To help fund communities that want to grow the game. Any program idea that a coach, city parks department, pro, club, CTA, or service organization may have to bring more players into the game of tennis is welcome! (National Junior Tennis League start-up grants, Special Populations grants and USA Tennis grants are included in the Grow the Game Grant.). Ongoing program, no deadline. Contact Mike Carter at mcarter@texas.usta.com or call (512) 443-1334 ext. 206.

 

Download 2017 GTG application here - Word document

 


2018 Texas Diversity Grant

The Texas Diversity Grant provides players with financial assistance to prepare for and participate in tournament play. The grant is open to Texas players of all levels between the ages of 6-18. Grant awards range from $300-$1,000. Grant recipients serve as positive examples to their peers and as leaders in their communities.

 

Download the Application - Word Document

 


2018 Diverse Events Grant

The Diverse Events Grant Program is designed to incentivize Community Tennis Associations and other local partners to reach diverse audiences in their community by promoting tennis at a local cultural event or festival of their choosing. Examples might include a Hispanic Heritage festival, Juneteenth celebration, or LGBT Pride event. 4 to 5 grants, up to $500 each, will be awarded. Deadline is on a rolling basis, as long as funds are available. Grant requests should be submitted two weeks prior to event date, at a minimum.

 

Download the Application - Word Document

 


2018 Hispanic Engagement Grant

The Hispanic Engagement Grant program supports local efforts to attract new Hispanic individuals/groups to tennis, such as junior or adult players, volunteers, strategic partners, officials, coaches, or others identified by the grant seeker. Two grants ranging from $2,000-$3,000 will be awarded. Deadline is on a rolling basis, as long as funds are available.  Grant requests should be submitted two weeks prior to program start date, at a minimum.

 

Note: requests to support supplement aids (ball machines, tennis ball baskets), traditional tennis nets and windscreens, instructor stipends exceeding $30/hour, event decorations and entertainment, and one-day events without a follow-up plan are not supported.  

 

Download the Application - Word document

 


2017 Hispanic Outreach Coordinator

USTA Texas offers a matching grant, up to $7,500, to one Community Tennis Association for a Hispanic Outreach Coordinator. The Coordinator is a part of the CTA staff and will work closely with their respective USTA Texas Field Representative and USTA Texas Diversity & Inclusion staff. The Coordinator’s primary goal is to increase the awareness of tennis in the Hispanic community and transition these interested individuals into new/existing programming, volunteer roles, or other tennis activities as outlined by the CTA.

 

Download the Application - Word document

 

Community Tennis Association Intern Program

The Diversity and Inclusion department is providing up to $2,500 to three (3) Community Tennis Associations to support a 10-12 week summer intern from a local college/university. This grant program has three main objectives:

 

·       Develop a strong, diverse pipeline of talent within the Texas tennis family

·       Provide a meaningful internship experience that meets the students’ goals while simultaneously contributing to the needs of the CTA

·       Cultivate relationships with local universities

 

USTA Texas will assist the grantee with creating an internship description and project plan, support cultivating relationships with local universities, and assist with recruiting a diverse candidate pool. Application deadline is January 31, 2018. 

 

Download the Application - Word document

 

Tournament Schedule Events or ITF Texas Tennis and Education Foundation Junior Competitive Player Travel Reimbursement Grant

The purpose of this grant is to assist competitive junior players with their travel expenses to National Junior Tournament events or ITF schedule events.  Any player may submit an application for this travel expense reimbursement grant associated with national events. For more information click here

 


2017 Athletic Trainer Matching Grant

The USTA Texas Sports Science Committee is pleased to once again offer you an opportunity to improve your tournaments via the 2017 Athletic Trainer Matching Grant. The presence of an athletic trainer at tennis tournaments is becoming increasingly more important at all levels. This grant is to assist tournaments in covering half of the cost of having a trainer present at a tournament. In addition to providing help for injuries, athletic trainers can be used as an educational tool with regards to injury prevention, hydration and nutrition. 

 

The application deadline for the 2017 Athletic Trainer Matching Grant has passed. If you have tournaments in January and/or February, they will be taken into consideration before the deadline. For more information or questions contact Reid Fenning at rfenning@texas.usta.com or call (512) 443-1334 ext. 211.

 

2017 Application: PDF

 

Other Resources

Growing the Game by Engaging Diverse Markets Toolkit

USTA National has developed a new 5-step online training to help local organizations engage and grow diverse markets in their communities. The training has a practical, hands-on approach that equips the user with how-to tools and resources.  USTA Texas will assist in in all aspects of coordinating the training, as well as provide follow-up support. It is open to any CTA, community-based organizations and partners, and individuals who are interested.

 

For questions on any of these opportunities, contact Marcos Valdez, Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Valdez@texas.usta.com or 512-443-1334 ext. 220. 

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