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2020 USTA Missouri Valley Grow the Game Grant Application

Application Information - Please Read:

USTA Missouri Valley offers grants to USTA Missouri Valley organization members that do not fall under the not-for-profit status to help initiate or expand community tennis activities that address the Youth Imperative, Junior development, specifically Community Based Programming, Team Challenges, Team Tournaments, USTA Junior Team Tennis and entry-level tournaments as well as reaching out to middle and high school players and program opportunities for Millennials. All completed applications will be reviewed within 30 days of the application deadline. 

Grants will be awarded to USTA Missouri Valley Member program, organization, facility or other types of tennis providers in the areas of program development and program support. Programming must be open to the public and junior programming must also be uploaded in Net Generation. Funding will be prioritized based on addressing the three strategic areas outlined above, need and impact on the community. Grants will be up to $500. Those awarded grants will receive half upfront and the second half upon completion of the program and submission of accountability form. To apply or renew your membership, visit 

Program Grant Eligibility:

Financial support will be awarded only to USTA Missouri Valley member organizations: applications by individuals will not be accepted. 

Please read the Grow the Game Grant Guidelines before completing this application.
This document can be found on the USTA Missouri Valley Grants & Scholarships Page under apply now. 

Please only submit applications online. We will not accept mailed or faxed applications. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Please email your W-9 to Tonya Kaup, USTA Missouri Valley Finance Director, within 5 days of submitting your grant application. Blank W-9 Form

2020 Application Deadlines:
All grants will be notified within 30 days of the following deadlines:

Friday, February 14
Friday, April 10
Friday, July 10
Friday, August 21
Friday, October 9
Friday, November 6
1. General Applicant Information
2. Please check which USTA Missouri Valley District you are located *This question is required.
3. Have you met with and discussed this program with your local TSR (Tennis Service Representative) or Missouri Valley staff? *This question is required.
Tennis Service Representative (TSR) Contact Information
Heart of America - Jacob Buys

Iowa - John Terpkosh

Kansas - Jaren Glaser

Missouri - Lindsay Hall

Nebraska - Kara Heim

Oklahoma - Laura Puryear

St. Louis - Carli Connors
7. What area will your program include (please check all that apply): *This question is required.
8. Ability Level of Participants (Please check all that apply) *This question is required.
9. Program & Participant Details *This question is required.
10. Previous USTA Funding: *This question is required.
15. Annual Tennis funding sources and amounts: 
Please report the dollar amount next to each source of funding that is applicable for the tennis program.
For sources that are not applicable, you must enter $0 in each field. *This question is required.
16. Please report all tennis program expenses: 
Expense may include, but are not limited to, instructor/organizer wages, equipment, court/facility rental, marketing/promotional materials.
For expenses that are not applicable, you must enter $0 in each field. *This question is required.
17. Total Grant Request:
Please provide the total dollar amount requested by using the following formula:

Total Expenses - Total Income = Total Grant requested

* Note: The maximum amount awarded by the USTA Missouri Valley Grow the Game grant is $500. *This question is required.