May 1, 2020
In late April, 2020, Montana Swimming provided an immediate, one-time COVID-19 Relief Grant to LSC clubs in the amount of $30 per full-time registered swimmer using registration numbers from the past short course season.
Additionally, MTSI is developing a limited, needs-based program that will make available additional grant funds to clubs. The needs-based program will require individual applications that demonstrate financial need and intended use of funds. Need-based grant awards may include provisions intended to incent activities/conditions valued by MTSI (e.g., Safe Sport Recognition, Club Leadership & Business Management training, etc.). MTSI is not currently contemplating a match of any relief funding or grants by USA Swimming or other entities.
In addition USA Swimming is offer a COVID-19 Round One Grant program to member clubs. Applications are due May 8.
Below is a memorandum intended to meet the requirements of one of the submission requirements for USA Swimming’s just-announced COVID-19 Relief Program For Teams, Grant Guidelines – Round One. Everyone is encouraged to review and evaluate USA Swimming’s Grant program and use the attached document if you choose to apply for grant funding. The grant application review considerations include evaluation of whether LSC relief funds are or have been made available. Contact Matt Yovich if you have questions.
MT Swimming COVID-19 Relief Memo PDF