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2011 Community Tennis Grant PURPOSE: USTA Northern is committed to promoting tennis at the local level. To that end, USTA Northern offers grants to help initiate or expand community tennis activities. All proposals that demonstrate a plan to promote and develop the growth of tennis are considered. Please be creative in your requests and contact USTA Northern if you have questions. Grants submitted to USTA Northern are sent through the Grants Committee for review. The committee’s long-term goal is to help programs become self-sufficient. Therefore, grants are non-renewable. Community Tennis Grants are based on need and awarded based on availability. Funding amounts typically range from $250 - $3,000 in a calendar year, depending on size of the organization and scope of the project. TYPE OF FUNDING AVAILABLE: The mission of USTA Northern is to promote and develop the growth of tennis. We measure success through: participation, retention, customer service/partnerships, diversity, membership, and awareness. Two Community Tennis Grant types are available: GRANT TYPE DESCRIPTION Project/Program Funds for a specific program or project promoting the growth and development of Support tennis. Funding priorities include: Team-based Tennis Program Development: After-school teams, USTA Jr. Team Tennis, USTA League Tennis, Tennis on Campus, etc. New Play Formats: QuickStart format for ages 10 & under, innovative adult/junior tournaments, Tri-Level Adult Leagues, etc. Capacity Funds available to improve organizational effectiveness and performance through sound Building management, board development, and a persistent rededication to achieving results. Requests might include funding for: starting or restructuring a CTA/NJTL Chapter, training and education of staff/volunteers, website development, developing strategic partnerships, etc. GRANT GUIDELINES & REQUIREMENTS: The following guidelines will be helpful in determining eligibility and preparing your application: All grant applications MUST be typed. All other submissions will be sent back to the applicant. Checks may NOT be made payable to individuals. Individuals may submit grant requests under the umbrella of a non-profit sponsoring organization with a Federal Tax ID Number. USTA Northern will work with unincorporated Community Tennis Association’s to draft articles of incorporation, bylaws, and seek legal consulting as needed. The sponsoring organization must be or become a USTA organizational member prior to receiving funding. Call 1-800-990-USTA or visit www.usta.com/membership to purchase an ORGANIZATIONAL membership. In addition, applying CTA’s, NJTL Chapters and Park & Recreation agencies must have a current registration on file with USTA. USTA Northern does not provide general operating support for running tennis programs. Participant fees should be charged according to your market. Applicant must show plan for financial sustainability in future years (i.e. gradual increase of participant fees). 1 The program must agree to an on-site visit by a grant evaluator and the program must return a year- end accountability report. This grant does not fund capital projects. If you seek funding for tennis court construction, maintenance or fixed amenities, please visit www.northern.usta.com for information on Public Facility Assistance or contact Becky at 952-358-3291. APPLICATION DEADLINES: Application Deadline: Notification of Committee Decision: December 31, 2010 January 31 February 28, 2011 March 31 April 15, 2011 May 16 August 15, 2011 September 15 If you need assistance in completing your proposal, please contact us. Once completed, please email, fax, or mail application form to: USTA Northern Attn: Becky Cantellano 1001 W. 98th Street, Suite 101 Bloomington, MN 55431 Fax : 952-887-5061 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 952-358-3291 or 800-536-6982 ext.121 Looking for an electronic version of this application form ? Email Becky or visit www.northern.usta.com to download an application that allows you to type in the form fields. 2 2010 Community Tennis Grant Cover Sheet APPLICANT INFORMATION: Organization Name: USTA Organizational Membership #: (see grant guidelines for enrollment info) Website: Contact Person: Position with Organization: Work Phone: Home Phone: Email Address: Name of Person Completing This Form (if different than above contact person): Phone: Email Address: Name of Program/League (if different than organization name): Make Check Payable To: Grant checks must be made payable to a non-profit organization with a Federal Tax ID Number. Individuals must partner with a sponsoring organization to receive funding. Organization Name: Tax ID Number: Mailing Address: City: State: Zip: PROPOSAL SUMMARY: Please give a summary of grant request (two to three sentences): Population served: (Number of participants, demographics) Geographic area served: (Cities/counties) Funds are being requested for (check one): Project/Program Support Capacity Building Total Organization Budget: $ Total Tennis Budget (if not a tennis-specific organization): $ Total Expenses Associated with this Proposal: $ Amount Requesting: $ (maximum granted is $3,000) Period of time in which funds will be spent: From to . ORGANIZATION/PROGRAM HISTORY: Have you or your sponsoring organization previously received funding from the USTA or USTA Northern? If yes, please indicate year(s) received and amount awarded. No Yes Have you or a representative from your organization participated in any USTA professional development opportunities within the past 3 years? Check all that apply and indicate year(s) of attendance. Opportunity: Name/Number of Attendees: Year(s) of Attendance: Recreational Coach Workshop QuickStart Tennis Workshop USTA School Teacher In-Service Tennis Festival of the North 2010 USTA Northern Regional Community Tennis Development Workshop USTA Community Tennis Development Workshop (national conference) USTA Tennis Teachers Conference (national conference) Other: 3 Is your organization registered with the USTA through any of the following systems? Tennis In the Parks Registration (www.nrpa.org/usta): Yes No Unsure Community Tennis Association Registration (http://cta.usta.com): Yes No Unsure NJTL Chapter Registration (http://njtl.usta.com): Yes No Unsure If you answered no to all of the above, please include a brief organizational description with your application packet that includes; a list of tennis programs/services offered by your organization and the key staff and volunteers involved. FUNDING PROPOSAL: Please detail your request with a narrative outline no more than two pages in length. Be sure to cover these key topics: WHY Statement of the need you seek to address WHAT What are your goals & objectives? What strategies/activities will be employed to meet goals/objectives? What are your anticipated outcomes? HOW How will this grant affect the overall picture of tennis in the community? How will the project be financially sustained after the conclusion of the grant period? How will you evaluate the success of your efforts? WHO Number of staff & volunteers involved with names/titles provided, where appropriate Who is your target audience? Identify collaborations with other groups/organizations WHEN Timeline BUDGET: Attach a budget that details all revenues and expenses associated with this request. Keep in mind that additional sources of income are encouraged. A sample budget template is available on page 5 of this application packet. AUTHORIZATION: By signing below I verify that the information provided in my application packet is accurate. Signature: Date: Print Name: PROPOSAL CHECKLIST: Wait! Before sending in your request, check to make sure you included: Cover Sheet (this form) Proposal Narrative (no more than two pages in length) Organization/Project Budget Organization Description (only needed if not a registered, CTA, NJTL or TIP community) 4 Budget Forecast Template Period of time in which funds will be spent: From to . EXPENDITURES: REVENUE: Description Amount Description Amount PERSONNEL GRANTS 1. 1. 2. 2. TRAVEL 3. 1. SPONSORS 2. 1. SUPPLIES 2. 1. 3. 2. PROGRAM FEES PUBLICATIONS 1. 1. 2. 2. 3. EQUIPMENT OTHER REVENUE 1. 1. 2. 2. MARKETING 3. 1. 2. MEMBERSHIPS & FEES 1. 2. OTHER EXPENSES 1. 2. TOTAL EXPENDITURES TOTAL REVENUE Please itemize all expenses and revenue. For example, categorize supplies and provide a list of paid positions with wage and hours worked in personnel category. 5
"2011 USTA Northern Community Tennis Grant Application"