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February 29, 2012 12:40 PM
USTA Eastern will award, subject to approval of the Region Presidents, Individual Membership Incentive Grants and Start-Up & Expansion Program Grants to USTA organizational members that support tennis programming and infrastructure in their local communities or at their local tennis facilities.
 
USTA Eastern seeks applicants within the USTA Eastern section that hold a 3 or 5-year USTA organizational membership that are committed to one or more of the following:
- Jump starting new programs
- Expanding existing programs
- Growing 10 and under tennis utilizing the QuickStart play format
- Growing Junior Team Tennis (advancing leagues with membership)
- Growing USTA Eastern sanctioned tournament participation (for juniors or adults)
- Growing USTA Adult Leagues participation
- Growing USTA Individual Membership, including FREE 10U Tennis Memberships
 
New programs, well-established community based organizations, tennis facilities, or agencies dedicated to promoting and developing the growth of tennis, and fostering diversity with both participation and programming are encouraged to apply. USTA Eastern will award grants to selected USTA organizational members that present a clear vision and execution plan for achieving the goals and objectives set forth in their applications.
 
GRANT INFORMATION
 
Program/Project Support
 
Start-up or Expansion grant award: $2,000-$6,000
 
Start-up - These grants will help support new organizational members jump start (e.g., get their program up and running). Start-up programs must be new USTA organizational members within one (1) year in which they are applying for the grant.
 
Expansion – These grants will help existing organizational members develop and grow their existing program by adding more programming opportunities.
 
Please note: USTA individual membership is not a requirement for participation in all tennis programs. The Start-up and Expansion Grants are designed to support and include grassroots efforts to promote and develop the growth of tennis. USTA individual membership and participation in USTA Pathway programs should be encouraged by all applicants.
 
Membership Incentive Grants (MIG):
 
MIG award: $5,000 - $7,500
 
Applicants may submit an application seeking funding to support their general tennis programming, project and equipment needs. Programming must include one or more of the following USTA programs:
- Growing 10 and under tennis utilizing the QuickStart play format (FREE 10U Tennis Membership should be encouraged.)
- Growing Junior Team Tennis (advancing leagues with membership)
- Growing USTA Eastern sanctioned tournament participation (for juniors or adults)
- Growing USTA Adult Leagues participation
- Growing USTA Individual Membership including FREE 10U Tennis Memberships
 
All grant recipients will be required to increase USTA individual membership based on the grant received. In 2012, only NEW individual memberships will be counted to meet the eligibility for these grants. Renewing or existing USTA individual memberships will not count. Funding will be distributed as follows: 50% upon initial award of grant; remaining 50% upon submission of accountability form and USTA individual membership rosters meeting growth goals, as established by the grantee.
 
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