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Diversity and Inclusion National Grant Program - Event Support Grant

Grants to USA Lacrosse Organizations and Programs
for Activities for Underrepresented Populations

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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US Lacrosse

Deadline Date:

09/15/19

Description:

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Grants of up to $2,000 to USA lacrosse organizations and programs for activities for underrepresented populations. Funding is intended for lacrosse tournaments, clinics, play days, and camp opportunities. Funding is intended especially for leagues and programs serving underrepresented players or participants with severe financial need.

The grant may provide financial support for the following purposes:

  • Fees associated with hosting a lacrosse event or tournament for underrepresented participants.
  • Fees associated with conducting lacrosse camp(s) to allow for lacrosse awareness and exposure.
  • Fees associated with conducting a lacrosse clinic(s) to support participation opportunities.
  • Establishing a camp or clinic scholarship fund for players in the organization that demonstrate financial need.

Programs must:

  • Provide lacrosse programming in the form of an event, ie: tournament, play day(s), camp(s) and or clinic(s).
  • Serve a high population of participants that demonstrate severe financial need or hardship or provide participation for an underrepresented lacrosse demographic.
  • Demonstrate their ability to deliver lacrosse programming through experienced and committed leadership.
  • Commit to growing the game effectively and responsibly using US Lacrosse national standards and best practices.
  • Not be a member of the Urban Lacrosse Alliance or receive a National Diversity Grant within the past two calendar years.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186695

Estimated Size of Grant:

There are grants available for up to $2,000 for an awarded organization.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

US Lacrosse is particularly interested in:
- Organizations providing opportunities for ongoing lacrosse participation.
- Organizations whose activities provide direct services to individuals and produce tangible results, rather than those that are policy oriented.
- The potential impact of the program/project and the number of people who will benefit.
- The organization's fiscal responsibility and management qualifications.
- The ability of an organization to obtain the necessary additional funding to implement a program or project and to provide ongoing funding after the term of the grant has expired.
- Programs that conduct necessary outcome and metrics data at two or more time intervals throughout the year.
- Programs that provide long-term play opportunities beyond elementary school.
- Nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)(3) designation.

US Lacrosse will not accept:
- Organizations that unlawfully discriminate as to race, religion, income, gender, disability or national origin.
- Applications that are incomplete or late.
- Applications requesting funding towards the purchase of land, construction of buildings or event sponsorships.
- Applications requesting funding for costs associated with capital projects.
- Applications requesting funding for costs associated with building or resurfacing of fields.
- Applications requesting funding towards non-playing/participation equipment (i.e., public address systems, banners, trophies, videos, sunshades, carpet/limo, clubroom items, wicket covers, GPS).

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- The next application cycle begins on August 1, 2019, and will close on September 15, 2019.
- Applicants will be notified of their status by October 5, 2019.

Grants are awarded within two cycles annually. You are only eligible for one grant a year.

US Lacrosse utilizes an online application for these grants. All applicants are notified of their status upon review.

Programs that are members of the Urban Lacrosse Alliance or have received a National Diversity Grant within the last two calendar years are not be eligible for a new grant unless awards remain available.

Contact Information:

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

Online application:
https://www.uslacrosse.org/diversity-inclusion/us-lacrosse-diversity-and-inclusion-programs-application

If you have questions, you may contact us by email at diversityprograms@uslacrosse.org.

US Lacrosse
2 Loveton Circle
Sparks, MD 21152
Phone: (410) 235-6882

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