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Grants to USA Sports Organizations to Increase
Access to Sports for Girls in Underserved Populations

Diversity and Inclusion National Grant Program - Girls Initiative Grant

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USA Lacrosse

Deadline Date:

01/20/22

Description:

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Grants to USA sports organizations to create new or expand existing sports opportunities for girls and young women in underserved populations. The purpose of the grant program is to provide underserved youth ages six to nineteen with increased access to lacrosse. Eligible programs must combine lacrosse instruction with leadership development and life skills programming.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186692

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All organizations seeking funding, grants, or support, regardless of the amount or type requested, are required to meet the following criteria:
- Must directly serve youth between ages 6-19 with a priority on youth ages 14 and under
- Must be located in and serve youth within the United States
- Must operate an organized sport, recreational activity, or fitness program
- Must offer consistent/structured opportunity for lacrosse play to large groups of children
- Must deliver programming through experienced and committed leadership
- Must deliver a minimum 6-week sports/physical activity program
- Must follow the USA Lacrosse Native American mascot policy
- Must be willing and able to comply with USA Lacrosse best practices and Return to Play recommendations

Applicant Requirements:
- Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
- Applicants must be directly associated with the organization for which he or she is applying. Physical Education grant applicants must work for the school for which they are applying.
- Applicants must submit a completed US Lacrosse Proposal form. Due to the competitive nature of the grant process, incomplete proposals will not be eligible for consideration.
- Applicants must provide USA Lacrosse with his or her organization’s completed W-9 and Employer Identification Number (EIN).

Preferences:
- Preference is given to organizations working with both boys and girls
- Preference is given to organizations that demonstrate an ability to reach participants in underrepresented and diverse communities
- USA Lacrosse prioritizes awarding grants to nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)(3) designation
- USA Lacrosse prioritizes awarding grants to organizations that require all players and coaches to maintain active USA Lacrosse Memberships. If your organization does not currently require USA Lacrosse Membership to participate in your program, please contact your Regional Manager to learn more. *Note: This preference does not apply to Physical Education grant applicants

Pre-Application Information:

Round 1: Early Bird (2021 4Q Fulfillment)
- Application Open: September 1, 2021 – September 13, 2021
- Notification Date: October 1, 2021
- Agreements Due: October 15, 2021
- Grant Order Fulfillment: November 2021 – December 2021
- First Stick Roster Deadline (if applicable): November 20, 2021
- Mid-Term Grant Check-In Due: January 25, 2022
- Post-Grant Reflection Due: May 15, 2022

Round 2: Standard (2022 1Q Fulfillment)
- Application Open: October 1, 2021 – October 13, 2021
- Notification Date: November 1, 2021
- Agreements Due: November 15, 2021
- Grant Order Fulfillment: January 2022 – March 2022
- First Stick Roster Deadline (if applicable): January 20, 2022
- Mid-Term Grant Check-In Due: March 25, 2022
- Post-Grant Reflection Due: May 15, 2022

Round 3: Limited (2022 2Q+ Fulfillment)
- Application Open: January 10, 2022 – January 20, 2022
- Notification Date: February 10, 2022
- Agreements Due: February 25, 2022
- Grant Order Fulfillment: April 2022 – June 2022
- First Stick Roster Deadline (if applicable): April 20, 2022
- Mid-Term Grant Check-In Due: June 25, 2022
- Post-Grant Reflection Due: September 15, 2022

Eligibility Guidelines: https://www.usalacrosse.com/usa-lacrosse-grant-eligibility-guidelines

Grant Process: https://www.usalacrosse.com/grant-process

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online: https://www.usalacrosse.com/grant-proposal-form
Contact form: https://www.usalacrosse.com/contact-us

US Lacrosse
2 Loveton Circle
Sparks, MD 21152

Phone: (410) 235-6882
Fax: (410) 366-6735

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