Matching Funds Grant applications due May 1

Columbus, OH — The deadline is fast approaching for the 2019 Matching Funds Grant program for fairs. Applications must be postmarked by Wednesday (May 1).

The USTA will cover half, up to $1,000, of a selected county fair, horsemen’s association or colt circuit’s marketing budget to support promotion of harness racing at the county fair level.

The PDF application, guidelines, examples of winning proposals and other idea starters are available on the Matching Funds Grant page of the fairs section of the USTA website.

Since its inception in 2006, the program has awarded funding to 90 different fairs and horsemen’s groups. Questions about the program can be directed to Jessica Schroeder at 877.800.8782, ex. 3212, or

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