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May 4, 2020 - Pacific Swimming COVID-19 Disaster Relief Grant Information and Guidelines

Pacific Swimming
COVID-19 Disaster Relief
Grant Information and Guidelines

Pacific Swimming is offering up to $1M in grants to provide financial assistance to our year-round member clubs that have suffered financial injury caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Grant Award Amounts
Round 1 Grants – up to $300,000. Pacific Swimming will provide immediate relief to eligible year-round clubs that are actively engaging with their membership via regular online meetings and/or dryland training. The grant amount will be $20 per premium and outreach registered athlete. These awards will be distributed in mid to late May. Clubs do not need to apply for Round 1 funding, they will be contacted via email on how to receive their grant.

Round 2 Grants – up to $350,000. Pacific Swimming will provide need-based grants to eligible year-round clubs that are at risk from the economic effects of COVID-19. Applications will be available online May 4 and will close May 18, 2020, with distribution in mid to late June.

Round 3 Grants – up to $350,000. Pacific Swimming will provide grants to support teams in their return to swimming and transition back to competition. These grants will open in mid-July and close no later mid-August. Priority will be given to those clubs who either were not given or did not apply for a grant in Round 2.

To be eligible for Round 1 of the grants, you must be a year-round club in good standing1 that is actively engaging your membership via regular communication2. Each eligible club will receive a grant in the amount of $20.00 per registered premium and outreach athlete.

To be eligible for Round 2 grants, each club must 1) demonstrate economic injury or financial losses due to COVID-19, 2) have applied for disaster relief through a local, state, federal or other program 3) must have incurred operating expenses in March and April 4) must provide financial documentation as outlined in the grant application3.

Applicants for Round 2 grants must provide all requested documents and complete application no later than May 18. The link for the application can be found here. Grant amounts are dependent upon total number of applications received.

Additional details for Round 3 grants will be provided later in late spring, early summer.

1 A Club in good standing is defined as having no outstanding debts or receivables to the LSC, with a head coach that has all certifications current (not including any certifications expired as of March 1 that cannot be taken at this time, i.e. CPR, In Water Safety Training etc.).

2 Regular communication is defined as recurring online meetings or dryland training.  There must be an effort to keep the membership engaged and maintaining a relationship with the athletes.

3 Requested documents include financial statements for month ending Feb 29, 2020, 990’s for 2019 or 2019 year-end P&L and B  and the most recent bank statement.

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