2016 USTA Southern Community Coordinator Grant Application

2016 USTA Southern Community Coordinator Grant Application

2016 USTA Southern Community Coordinator Grant Application Form Preview
  • 1st half application due: January 12th, 2016; 2nd half application due: August 3rd, 2016
  • Describe in detail (1) your state’s strategy for using this grant and (2) how you plan to implement that strategy. 

  • Explain how your strategy will help meet any or all of the following goals:

  • Use the chart below to indicate the specific USTA programs/initiatives that this coordinator is responsible for in their area.  In column 2, show the actual number of participants in those programs in 2015.  In column 3, indicate the 2016 numerical goal for those programs.  Keep in mind that the total amount requested above should equal approximately $10 per new player that the coordinator expects to create in the programs as indicated in the chart below.  Also, the expected minimum number of new players for JTT is 100.

  •   2015 Actual 2016 Goal
    Junior Team Tennis (minimum expectation of 100 new players)
    10U sanctioned tournaments
    Adult League
    Combo League
    Mixed Doubles
    Kids Tennis Clubs
    P.E. Tennis
    Wheelchair Tennis
    Adaptive Tennis
    Tennis Festivals
    Tennis Playdays
    Other (specify)
  • Guidelines for use of Community Coordinator Grants from USTA Southern


    • Funds are intended for use in local communities to promote programs and grow tennis in those communities.


    • Typically, the community coordinator will have multiple areas of responsibility as opposed to being a league coordinator for an individual program (e.g. Flex League, Combo Doubles, Jr. Team Tennis, etc). However, the latter may be approved as an exception under special circumstances, particularly if the coordinator will be working in a major metropolitan area.  The Community Coordinator Task Force will review requests of this nature on a case by case basis.


    • The expectation is that a particular community coordinator will receive support from this grant for a maximum of 3 years with continued funding being provided by the state or CTA. Recipients of this funding are encouraged to be advocates in their community in an effort to seek other revenue streams to support the community coordinator position.    


    • Ideally, these funds will be used for no more than 3 community coordinators in a state in a single year.


    • 1:1 matching funding up to $10,000 is available for each state to be paid in two installments.


    • Application for the first installment, up to $5,000, is due by January 12 th , 2016, to be paid by the end of February. Application for the second installment, up to $5,000, is due by August 3, 2016, to be paid in September.


    • Funds should be disbursed to local communities/CTA’s who use the grant to pay coordinators or other approved expenditures or otherwise utilized to directly support the growth of local tennis.


    • Promotional/marketing materials intended for local markets are an acceptable use for a portion of these funds. The amount used for this purpose should not exceed 30% of the total funding awarded to each area.


    • Funds are not to be used to supplement home office state staff, either through salary or expenses, but may be used to support community coordinators employed by the state office, but permanently embedded in communities around the state.


    • The state is responsible for monitoring the use of funds at the local level.


    • Funds are for use in the calendar year awarded. Funds not used by the end of the calendar year are to be returned to USTA Southern.


    • A separate accountability report must be submitted for each community coordinator who receives a portion of this funding.


    • An accountability report will be provided to the Chairman of the Community Development Committee by January 12 th , 2016.


    • The Community Coordinator Task Force will be responsible for the review and approval of applications submitted by the state offices.


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