YOUTH TRAVEL GRANT PROGRAM

2020 Mark Springer Youth Travel Grant Program

2020 Mark Springer Youth Travel Grant Program information and documents will be made available here in January 2020.

2019 Mark Springer Travel Grant Recipients

Club Name
Sycamore Striders Track Club
Tri-State Athletic Club
Jaguars (North Omaha Boys & Girls Club)
Tiger Track Club
Windy City Hammers Track Club
North Omaha Bengals Track Club
Velocity Track Club New York
In a New York Minute
St. Francis Academy
CLCF Panthers
Hershey Blaze Track Club
Ocean Breeze Wave Runners
Glencadia Bullets Youth R.C.
Valhalla Running Club
MADE Training
Fast Forward Track Club
D.C. Express Track Club, Inc.
Central Florida Gliders Track Club
YET Spartans
East Orlando Track Club
Throw1Deep Club
Triple Threat Racing
CL Athletic Stars Track Club
Texas TITANS Track
Richmond Gold Youth Track Club
Glendale Flash
NorCal Striders
Las Vegas Gators
Bremerton Jaguars
MLK Blasters Youth Track Club
High Speed Track Club
Federal Way Track Club
Phoenix Flyers Track Club

History of the Grant
Named after the former USATF Director of Grass Roots Programs & Planning and originator of the program, the Mark Springer Youth Travel Grant Program offers travel assistance grants to eligible youth clubs across the country. Since 2000, the grants have helped clubs offset expenses related to travel to USATF National Championships.
 
Since 2006, the USA Track & Field Foundation has contributed over $160,000 to the program. The Foundation favors the use of grant money to expand existing youth programs/clubs, to provide additional competitive opportunities for children and to enhance the experience for all participants. Preference is given to clubs that are based in low-income areas. It also favors programs that have a history of solid financial management, multiple funding sources and community support. Allowable expenses include equipment, uniforms, meet fees, travel, facility rental, staff and volunteer training, and outreach.
 
Information about the Grant:

  • Each of the five geographical zones receives an equal allotment of grants.
  • The amount of each grant depends on the total amount received from a combination of funds from the foundation & youth membership allotment. (this year-2018, 8 clubs from each zone will receive $750.00 grants)
  • No more than 2 clubs per association will receive the grant.
  • The grant is distributed via receipt reimbursement after the completion of the championships.

Eligibility

  • A club must consist of more than 2 athletes.
  • A club must have a paid current year’s membership at time of application.
  • The club must be in good standing with their association without any outstanding issues including disqualifications from previous year.
  • A club must be a member of USATF for at least 3 years.
  • All club coaches/Administrators must have successfully pass Background Screening  & SafeSport mandates.
  • A club must use the grant for one of our 4 national championships, (Youth Indoor, JO Track and Field, Youth Nationals, JO Cross Country).
  • No club can receive more than one grant in a 3 year period. 


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