What are the application process qualifications?
Grants available to school-aged youth, age 5-18, in Central Oregon, Portland, and Dallas. Youth from low-income families, physically/developmentally challenged youth, or at-risk youth all qualify for the program. To complete the application, a Reference is required to validate standing of the family and/or youth.
Who are considered approved references?
A Reference can be a professional in social work or family services, a school administrator or counselor, law enforcement officer, registered physician or nurse, a priest or pastor. References, other than those listed will be considered in a written letter from the proposed person explaining their position, relation to the family, and an explanation of the financial situation of the family. References cannot be family members or from the youth sport organization receiving the funds.
What is the maximum grant amount?
Grants will be a maximum of $50. If the program costs under $50, the grant will cover all but $10. For a programs that costs over $50, the grant will be written for $50 and the family or youth organization is responsible for the remaining amount. KIDS in the GAME does not fund club, select programs or programs costing over $225.
How often can I apply for a grant?
Every qualified child can apply once a season (every three months) for up to four times a year.
Am I guaranteed a grant if I apply?
As resources allow, grant funding is applied to first come, first serve basis for all qualified youth.