2013 Mark Springer Youth Travel Grant Program
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In partnership with the USA Track & Field Foundation, USATF is pleased to announce the 2013 Mark Springer Youth Travel Grant program to aid in bringing athletes to the following USATF National Youth Championships:
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. During this time, more than $432,000 has been awarded to more than 400 clubs, with an average grant of $1,000, making it one of the most popular grass roots efforts and benefits of club membership.
The Mark Springer Grant uses a two step process to select youth clubs for the travel grant. This process ensures and implements a fair and objective method in selecting youth clubs that apply for the grant. The first step is based on eligibility. The second is based on a point system that integrates several criteria based on the intricate elements of track and field, and youth clubs.
Each of the four Youth Athletics Zones receive 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.
No more than two clubs per Association will receive the grant.
The grant is distributed via receipt reimbursement after the completion of the championships.
A club must consist of more than two athletes.
A club must be a 2013 USATF member club.
The club must be in good standing with their Association without any outstanding issues, including disqualifications from the previous year.
A club must have been a member club of USATF for at least three years.
A club must use the grant for one of our four youth national championships, (USATF National Youth Indoor Track & Field Championships, USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships, USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships or USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships).
The club must provide receipts to the National Office before the grant is sent as reimbursement.
No club can receive more than one grant in a three year period.
Please complete the application and submit it to the USATF National Office no later than April 26, 2013. To be eligible for this program, your 2013 USATF club membership must be renewed by April 19th.
We wish every USATF member club the best of luck this year and look forward to seeing you at our National Championships. Thank you for your continued support of USATF!
Download the Application Here
Please complete this application and return it no later than April 26, 2013 to: Dana.Leenheer@usatf.org
Note: You can also fax the completed application to USATF, Attn: Dana Leenheer, at 1-800-833-1466 or mail forms to:
USA Track & Field
Attn: Youth Programs
132 E. Washington, Suite 800
Indianapolis, IN 46204