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|First Ace Grants|
The USHA is soliciting First Ace Development Grant proposals for funding new and continuing junior and collegiate handball projects.
The guidelines incorporate experience gained since the Development Grant program's inception making them more user friendly.
Read more for the USHA First Ace Grant Guidelines and formats.
Request for First Ace® Grant Proposals, 2015
In our mission to Organize, Promote, and Spread the Joy of Handball, the Perfect Game, the USHA is soliciting proposals for funding new and continuing junior and collegiate handball projects. Any qualified program (USHA Level One or above Certified Instructor, director of a recognized youth service organization or school educator) interested in starting and maintaining a program may submit a proposal subject to the procedures outlined in this guideline. Awards are based on availability of funds. Eye guards are required for all programs.
You must follow the guidelines carefully to be considered for funding. Incomplete proposals not following the guidelines or received after the deadline will not be considered. The USHA funds projects that promote the Development of Handball. The grants will be awarded based upon a vote of the development committee, approved by the USHA Board of Directors. Programs may be organized within school instruction, after-school programs, community, club, YMCA, or Boys & Girls Club programs. Due to the limitations of funding, the USHA is not in a position to fund the building of facilities. Special preference is given to programs receiving matching funds.
There are two categories of USHA grants:
PART 1: USHA Annual First Ace® Grants
Annual First Ace Grants are available for new and continuing junior and collegiate handball programs. These programs require the submission of grant proposals no later than December 20, 2014 and ultimate approval by the USHA Board of Directors in mid-January. For the most part, annual program grants are funded for instructional staffing, facility usage, and limited administration costs. The annual grants can be supplemented with Specific Purpose Grants for equipment, tournaments, and travel as outlined in the next section.
Mid-year progress report: Annual programs are funded 50% at the start of the program with the remainder of the funding contingent on a satisfactory mid-year progress report. The mid-year progress report must include a list of the names of players, with contact information, involved and documentation (time cards, receipts or letters) of costs actually incurred.
Year-end summary report: A report at the conclusion of the year must be written to the USHA Board of Directors describing program accomplishments. This report will summarize any Specific Purpose Grants received and highlight any local press coverage or other publicity that your program received. If a grant is being requested for the following year, the year-end summary report must be submitted with the grant proposal.
Guidelines for all USHA Annual First Ace® Grants
No cover pages, please. You may attach a maximum of one page of additional information at the end of your proposal. Photographs and videos are welcome, but will not be returned. Download an Annual First Ace Grant Form HERE (pdf).
Please follow the guidelines in your proposal.
Proposals that do not follow the guidelines or are incomplete will
be returned. Please get your grant proposals in early!
Thank you for your time and interest in youth handball.
Any questions? Contact: Vern Roberts or Matt Krueger (520) 795-0434
Deadline: December 20, 2014.
Send complete Annual First Ace Grant Proposals to:
PART II: First Ace® Specific Purpose Grants Proposals
All First Ace Specific Purpose Grants will subscribe to the following format and directions.
The following First Ace Specific Purpose Grants may be applied for at any time by a “qualified” program or tournament director and are subject to the approval of the USHA Development Fund Sub-Committee. Click on the appropriate Specific Purpose Grant to download a form (pdf). Please fax to (520)795-0465 or mail forms to:
Thank you for your interest in spreading the joy of Handball, the Perfect Game. Any questions? Contact: Vern Robers or Matt Krueger (520)795-0434.