K-8th GRADE JUNIOR PLAYER DEVELOPMENT GRANT APPLICATION
Application deadline – May 1st each year.
The Montana State Golf Association (MSGA) is proud to offer funding for programs at Montana golf courses, schools, or community groups to help youth learn the game.
MSGA has resources to help you create youth programs. However, as a 501(c)3 non-profit, none of our grant funds can be used for private individual compensation. All funds must be spent for general program expenses benefiting all participants, such as equipment, teaching aids, or free or reduced fee clinics. Because there is such a need for proper fitting clubs and equipment throughout the state, MSGA feels that reimbursement for trophies and food is not an appropriate use of funds, but we encourage you to request funds for other needs.
This opportunity is open to all MSGA member clubs, individual MSGA members, or Montana schools that desire support to include golf in their physical education curriculum. We believe that golf is a life-long sport that has a very low physical risk, and yet provides a strong and positive reinforcement of personal values, courtesy, and honorable behavior. Encouraging our youth to begin playing golf benefits them and our MSGA clubs.
As an annual grant, we have renewed successful youth endeavors on a yearly basis and encourage grantees to develop a program that will expand golfing numbers each year. We realize that growth of a program requires additional equipment and MSGA is here to help if our funding resources stay constant. An ideal program will use matching funds from other sources, such as civic clubs, golf clubs, and local associations. Broad-based community support is an important tool to expand our Junior Golf in the State.
Junior Grants have helped expand Golf in Schools programs substantially since its inception, but there are so many schools where is hasn’t happened. If your school needs funds for specialized teaching tools and equipment for children, such as that offered by snaggolf.com, we can provide that. Funding for junior golf clubs for beginner golf classes and intermediate youth is available.
Are there other ways we can help you introduce K-8th graders to golf? MSGA will consider all requests, so think about all your infrastructure needs to introduce kids to golf.
IMPORTANT: If you receive a grant, you are required to provide documentation at the end of your program about how you used the money, with some details of what you accomplished, such as the number of participants, activities, etc. Any pictures from the program are welcome and may be used on our website or other marketing materials. This separate “after-action” report is available below.
Click here for JUNIOR GRANT APPLICATION.
Click here for JUNIOR GRANT REPORT.
If you have problems submitting either of these online forms, please contact us and we will email you a PDF that you can print and mail.