| Thursday, November 21, 2019
LSC Athlete Leadership Grant PRogram
Purpose: Create an athlete leadership program for high school age athletes that is hosted by the LSC.
Funding: $30,000 for the program in 2020 (approximately funding 15 LSCs)
This program is to be jointly funded between USA Swimming and an LSC. The LSC can apply for a grant of up to $2,000. The LSC must support the program with a matching amount equal to a minimum of 50% of the money requested from USA Swimming. (Example: if requesting $2,000 from USA Swimming the LSC must match with a minimum amount of $1,000). Preference will be given to LSCs that support the program with an even matching amount. Depending on the number of LSCs that apply, USA Swimming may attempt to spread the funding available to more LSCs.
Grants will be disbursed from USA Swimming to the LSC in one payment at the end of the year upon timely submittal of the appropriate paperwork. LSCs will be required to submit an accounting (receipts, invoices, etc.) of any expenses that they paid prior to receiving the final payment from USA Swimming.
USA Swimming and the Athlete Executive Committee will provide guidelines for how the program is to be administered. LSCs must follow the guidelines and can customize parts of the summit to fulfill their athlete’s needs.
January 10, 2020: Grant applications from LSC are due electronically here. Proposals from LSC are due to the USA Swimming office (firstname.lastname@example.org). Both components are required for successful submission.
January 17, 20: Announcement of LSCs selected
December 4, 2020: Report due to USA Swimming office on the program (what worked and what didn’t- includes expense outline, description of event, testimonials, etc.)
December 11, 2020: Final reimbursement request due to USA Swimming accounting department (include all receipts, invoices, etc.)
Please contact Morgan Weinberg (email@example.com) with any questions.