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NorCal Grants

Contact

Nick Lusson

nlusson@norcalpremier.com

Information

NorCal Premier Soccer announces the opening of our annual grant cycle.  Please read this information carefully before applying.

Grant Awards Being Offered
NorCal Premier will be awarding $4,000 grants for the 2018 cycle.  This is in the form of the following…

  • $2,000 Program Award (credit towards NorCal competitions – league, State Cup, play-dates)
  • $2,000 Equipment Award (credit for equipment purchases through a NorCal vendor – goals, balls, field equipment, apparel)

Selection Criteria

  • Economic need of the club & community
  • Past conduct of the club & maintaining NorCal club standards
  • Participation in NorCal competitions
  • History of prior NorCal grants received

Application Process & Grant Award Qualification

Clubs must complete all the following steps to be awarded the Program & Equipment Awards.

  1. Complete this application.
  2. Be chosen by the NorCal grants committee for a grant reward.
  3. Attendance at Coach Education Courses
    • 50% of club’s coaches (as determined by the number of teams the club has registered in NorCal) need to attend either one of our upcoming regionally-hosted basic education courses (NorCal Level 1 course), another NorCal coach education course (i.e. Symposium or Fiorentina course) or complete a USSF or NSCAA official coaching course.
    • The club has until July 30, 2019 to complete this.
  4. Attendance at Club Development Seminars
    • Club DOC, President, or other key leadership role needs to attend at least 2 of the upcoming NorCal-hosted club development seminars (at least one in-person, the other can be remotely for an online seminar).
    • The club has until July 30, 2019 to complete this.
  5. After #1-#4 are completed, selected clubs are granted the $4,000 awards.

Timeline

  • July:  Application Window
  • Early August :  Review of Applications
  • August:  Announcement of 2018 Grant Recipients

Who is this for?

The NorCal Premier Grants are open to any NorCal Premier Soccer member clubs.  This is an organization-level grant, not team level.  So applications need to come through your club leadership, limit of one application per NorCal club.  These funds are specifically intended to help under-resourced soccer clubs & organizations working in low-income disadvantaged communities.

To Apply

If your club has already completed the Club Review Survey, follow this LINK