Elite Athlete Development Grant Application
Grant Program Purpose: the Foundation seeks to support the pursuit of world-class performances by American post-collegian track & field athletes who have met minimum performance standards by contributing to their compelling individual financial needs with an Elite Athlete Grant.
For an athlete to be considered, an athlete must:
Be a USA citizen and eligible to represent the USA at all levels of international competition.
Be a college graduate (this requirement can be waived in certain circumstances).
Be training for the next World Championships or Olympic Games.
A majority of grants will be awarded to athletes who rank "TOP 10 IN THE USA" in their event in either of the past two years and / or are a recent graduate that ranked “TOP 5 IN THE NCAA” standings.
A majority of the grants will be awarded to athletes who have achieved the IAAF world standard.
Preference will be given to athletes earning less than $50,000 a year from the sport (sponsorship, prize money, USATF, etc.) however, all athletes are encouraged to apply regardless of their income level.
Criteria may be modified by the USATF Foundation's Board of Directors.