Lake Michigan Sail Racing Federation is proud to offer its Grants-in-Aid program to its Members.
Through the generosity of donors the Lake Michigan Sail Racing Foundation generates income that we distribute in Grants. No member dues are part of funding the Grants-in-Aid program. It is funded by a separate fund, the Lake Michigan Sail Racing Foundation. The purpose of Grants-In-Aid program is to allow Lake Michigan racers to keep up with the latest developments in the sport of sailing. By traveling away to events, sailors learn the latest, then bring that knowledge base back to our.lake. By becoming certified instructors, we develop more sailors and eventual racers. By hosting major events, we bring high skilled sailors to our lake, giving our competitors exposure to elite competition.
What sorts of Grants have been awarded? Funding for:
- Sailing Instructors to become certified.
- Youth, individuals or teams to travel to “away” championships.
- A Coach to provide a clinic for Youth events.
- Member Clubs hosting a national, continental or world championship.
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Applicants, whether an Individual, Boat Team, Yacht Club, Sailing School, or Sailing Organization must be current year Members in order to be considered for a grant. The complete boat team crew members shall be Individual Members, just to be clear. Use Join link above. The Grants-in-Aid Chair confirms membership status before the Committee evaluates applications.
Grants for Instructor Scholarships
Reimbursement may include registration fees, and possibly travel, housing, and meals for those attending US Sailing Instructor Training or Clinic programs. Applications must be submitted in writing prior to attending any recognized program. The club/organization and candidate shall both be current Members in order to be considered for a training grant.
Preference will be given to those persons who have no other source of financial assistance (funding from their club, other foundations, etc). If approved, payment will made upon applicant’s completion of the program which is evidenced by the candidate reporting completion and submitting their written report.
Administration of the Program
Please use the Grants-in-Aid Application form (click link) for all submissions. Please download the current version for each submission. Please do not use Google docs; provide an actual document attachment to your email submission.
Applications must be submitted in writing prior to the date of any event for which a grant is being sought.
The Grants-In-Aid Committee will review all applications for grants, scholarships and training. The amount of funding granted will be based upon the Committee’s analysis of the qualifications of the applicant and upon monies available in any given year for distribution through the program.
A written response will be made to each request upon completion of the Committee’s consideration.
An annual report of all grants (grantee, amount requested, amount granted) shall be made to the Board of Directors at the first Board Meeting of the calendar year.