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International Competitive Opportunities Grant

In 2014, USATF will continue a program launched in 2010 which provided direct financial assistance to a limited number of athletes, to assist them with the cost of travel, housing and training while competing internationally during the summer. The primary purpose of the grant is to help athletes defray travel expenses not covered by meet directors and/or to assist them with the financial burden of securing housing and/or training sites. Priority for this funding was given to those athletes who would not otherwise have the opportunity to participate or would need to devote a great deal of their earnings from the meet to pay for their travel and related expenses.

For 2014, this program is being structured to provide athletes with funds for international meets in the spring as well as for the traditional summer period. Athletes meeting the criteria outlined below will be able to submit an application for consideration for funding:

  1. Tier 1 Athletes – $2,500
  2. Tier 2 Athletes – $2,000
  3. Tier 3 Athletes – $1,500
  4. Tier 4 Athletes – $1,000
  5. Special consideration will be given to those athletes whose performances are among the Top 10 World in the current year (2014) – $1,500
  6. Special consideration will also be given to “hardship” athletes, being those who was a 2013 Tier athlete (based on world rankings in 2012), but have experienced serious injury, illness or maternity leave in 2013 that will cause them to be excluded from the 2013 World Rankings List – $1,500

Application Deadline: July 16, 2014

Have a question related to International Competitive Opportunities Grants? Contact USATF’s Sariyu "Beka" Suggs:

Sariyu "Beka" Suggs
High Performance Programs Manager

Phone: 317-713-4689
E-mail: Sariyu.Suggs@usatf.org

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