Matching Funds Grant applications available

Columbus, OH — Applications for the 2021 Matching Funds Grant, sponsored by the USTA, are now available. Applications, and materials to help you create your application, are available at this link. There is once again $10,000 of funding available.

Applications must be postmarked or emailed by May 1; late submissions will not be considered. Once the application is received, an email confirmation will be sent to the contact person as submitted on the application cover sheet. If you have not received an email confirmation, your submission was not received.

Please note that in order for your application to be considered complete, it must include:

— Filled out application cover sheet
— Typed marketing plan, between 250-1,000 words
— Typed budget, including your total applicable expenses and details how much you are requesting from the USTA (max. $1,000)
— Copies of quotes
— Proposed copy/draft ad, to ensure that 75 percent of the marketing efforts focus on harness racing

There is another program available to assist fairs in purchasing promotional items for grandstand giveaways. There is $10,000 in funding available for this program as well. To receive reimbursement, up to $1,000 per requestor, please email a copy of the paid invoice and a photo of the item with a harness horse on it to Funding is available on a first come, first served basis.

Questions about the Matching Funds Grant can be directed to Jessica Schroeder at 614.224.2291, ext. 3212.

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