USA Track & Field Foundation Elite Athlete Development Application
PLEASE NOTE: This renewal application is required for submission annually to update the USATF Foundation on your current status and to be considered for a grant. If you have never filled out an application before for the USATF Foundation please fill out our FIRST TIME APPLICANT Application on our website instead.
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 making less than $50,000 a year; however, all athletes are encouraged to apply regardless of their income level.
Criteria may be modified by the USATF Foundation's Board of Directors.