Community Development Grant Guidelines
Eligible programs should meet the following requirements:
- Run for a minimum of 5 hours total
- Consist of at least 5 sessions
- Include a minimum of 25 participants aged 4–18 years old
- Remove barriers to participation for kids from families in financial need
Long-Term Athlete Development and Quality Sport
Jumpstart strives to support quality sports and physical recreational programming by funding programs that align with the Sport for Life Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Framework. Applicants should review the LTAD framework and identify how their proposed programming aligns with the development stages specific to the sport and age of their participants.
Applications can be submitted within one of three application periods for 2020. Applicants must apply for funding during the period that corresponds with the eligible Program Start Dates of their proposed program. Full child data for every child participating in the program must be submitted within 30 days of the Program Start Date (see Data Reporting below for details).
Online applications must be submitted within this timeframe.
Applicants will be notified of the status of their application.
Eligible Program Dates
Proposed programs must start between the dates below.
August 26, 2019 –October 1, 2019
Week of December 2, 2019
January 1, 2020 – April 30, 2020
December 30, 2019-February 1, 2020
Week of March 30, 2020
May 1, 2020 – August 31, 2020
March 23, 2020 – June 1, 2020
Week of June 22, 2020
September 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020*
Eligible submissions will be reviewed by a non-conflicted committee of Jumpstart employees and community members. All applications will be evaluated using a standardized rubric aligned to Jumpstart’s grant objectives.
*For programs starting between September 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020, all child data must be submitted no later than December 15, 2020.
Disbursement of Funds
Funds will be disbursed in two intervals for approved grants:
- 30% upon acceptance, prior to program start date
- 70% upon submission of child data