INDIANAPOLIS – The USA Track & Field Foundation is currently accepting elite athlete grant applications to be considered for the 2017 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.

FIRST TIME APPLICANTS should fill out the application here:

http://usatffoundation.org/grant-info/athlete-applications/elite-athlete-development-application/

REPEAT APPLICANTS should fill out the application here:

http://usatffoundation.org/grant-info/athlete-applications/elite-athlete-development-renew/

In 2016 the USA Track & Field Foundation awarded a record total of over $428,000 to athletes and distance training centers and expects to exceed that number in 2017.  Beginning this year it is mandatory that every athlete expecting to be considered for a grant complete an annual application.

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 1st, 2016. Grant award winners are expected to be selected and announced in January.