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Play It Forward Grant

Grants to USA Tennis Providers in
Southern States to Promote Tennis Participation

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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United States Tennis Association (USTA) Southern

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Grants to Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee tennis providers to increase participation in the sport of tennis. The primary focus of this program is to increase and retain the number of tennis players within the southern region.

Support will be given to supporting areas where there are few or no existing tennis programs, or where successful programs can be expanded to new sites. USTA Southern seeks to identify innovative and entrepreneurial ways that the sport of tennis can be delivered in local areas. Once successful models are identified, USTA Southern will replicate them in other locations.

USTA Southern seeks to help people find and participate in local tennis programs, leagues, and events that are both sanctioned by the USTA (i.e. those that are governed by USTA Rules and Regulations) and not formally sanctioned by the USTA. Consideration will be given to new programming and activities that will grow participation in the sport provided those solutions meet the following criteria.

Providers must offer solutions that:
-Provide excellent customer service
-Can be replicated in similar areas
-Will become self-sustaining (profitable)
-Are open to all audiences
-Are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results Focused and Time-Bound)
-Include regular milestones and reporting to USTA Southern

For lists of application questions and review criteria, see the URL for Full Text link below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176633

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant request is $100,000 total, which may be spread over a period of one to three years.

Term of Contract:

The grant may be spread over a period of one to three years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Tennis providers are eligible to apply.

Individuals and organizations responding to the RFP must represent and warrant that, to the best of their knowledge, there are no potential individual or organizational conflicts of interest or potential conflicts of interest (e.g., current or past contractual or employment relationships between proposer and USTA, USTA Southern or any state tennis association) or other circumstances that might create a financial interest or arrangement in this transaction or between proposer and any USTA Southern Officer, Director, Committee Member, or employee or any state tennis association, state officer, state director, state committee member, or state employee.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadlines for responses to the RFP was March 30, 2016 and the last day of each quarter thereafter. Therefore, the next deadline is March 31, 2018.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

John Callen

USTA Southern
5685 Spalding Drive
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Arkansas;   Georgia;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Mississippi;   North Carolina;   South Carolina;   Tennessee