Operation Gold Grants
The Operation Gold Grant program awards stipends each year to athletes who finish in the top eight (8) places in that year's qualifying event in every year except an Olympic year. During an Olympic year, the qualifying becomes the top three (3) places at the Olympic Games. The above includes all relay team participants placing in the qualifying event. The qualifying event for the 2008 Operation Gold Grant will be the Olympic Games in Beijing, China. The payment scale will be as follows:
Athletes who qualify for this grant will receive USOC athlete support forms from USA Track & Field a few weeks after the Games.
In an Olympic year, multiple Operation Gold Awards will be paid to qualifying athletes.
Note: There is no USOC income cap for this program.