USATF Foundation Accepting Elite Athlete Development Applications

USATF Foundation Accepting Elite Athlete Development Applications

PITTSBURGH – The USA Track & Field Foundation is currently accepting elite athlete grant applications to be considered for the 2018 track & field season, announced USATF Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic.

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 Development Grant.  Please view the Elite Athlete Application for a complete list of eligibility criteria.  It is mandatory that every athlete expecting to be considered for a grant complete an annual application.

Please Note: All athletes are encouraged to apply regardless of income level.

FIRST TIME APPLICANTS should fill out the application here:

REPEAT APPLICANTS should fill out the application here:

In 2017 the USATF Foundation awarded a record total of over $865,000 to athletes and distance training centers and expects to exceed that number in 2018.

The Foundation will be reviewing the applications over the next several months and applicants are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible to receive consideration. The deadline for application submission is December 31st, 2017.  Grant award winners are expected to be selected and announced in February.

The USATF Foundation provides a means to attract and guide funds to new and innovative track and field programs with an emphasis on providing opportunities for youth athletes, emerging and experienced elite athletes, along with guidance on future career paths. The Foundation depends upon donations from its Board of Directors, major gifts, and from generous fans of track & field.

Elite athletes are supported by the Foundation via monetary grants, career counseling (mentoring and jobs) and participation in Run With US!. Youth athletes are supported via monetary grants to youth clubs.

For more information, or to contribute to the USA Track & Field Foundation, Click Here or contact Tom Jackovic at (412) 398-2484 or