National Archery in the Schools Program: Applying for grants

The DWR will award a minimum of five National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) grants during the 2013–2014 school year. These grants provide financial support and training assistance to Utah schools that want to offer hands-on archery instruction to students. Additional grants may be awarded as funds become available.

Successful applicants are required to contribute at least 10 percent of the funds needed to purchase the NASP equipment. For the school year, the total cost for equipment is $3,011 per school. For simplicity, the DWR has rounded each school's 10-percent contribution amount to $300.

How to apply for a grant

If you're interested in applying for a NASP grant, the process is simple:

  1. Review the program requirements.
  2. Complete and submit the online grant application by October 15, 2013. We will not consider applications after this date.

If you have questions about the application before the October 15, 2013 deadline, call 801-538-4727, Mon.–Fri., from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., MST. The Grant Review Committee will make all funding decisions by October 17, 2013. We will notify successful applicants by phone no later than October 18, 2013, and the DWR will send an official notification letter to all applicants.

Selection Criteria

The NASP Grant Review Committee will assess the grant applications according to the following criteria:

Geographic location
Sixty percent of grant funds will be allocated to schools in Weber, Davis, Salt Lake and Utah counties. The additional 40 percent of funds will be designated for the remaining counties in the state.

How the school plans to include NASP in its core physical education (PE) curriculum is important. Will it be part of the regular physical education program or run as an afterschool program? Will it serve the majority of the student body? Preference will be given to schools that implement NASP as part of a physical education program.

Matching funds
At a minimum, applicants must contribute 10 percent of the funds needed to purchase the NASP equipment. For the 2013–2014 school year, that amount is $300. Preference may be given to schools that contribute more than the required amount.

Tournament commitment
The annual state NASP tournament provides an opportunity for teachers and students to showcase the skills they have learned. The tournament gives students, teachers, sponsors and the DWR an exciting and engaging event to work toward. Additionally, students who participate in the state tournament become eligible to compete at the national level. The Utah NASP State Tournament for the 2013–2014 school year will be held in February 2014.

Guidance for completing the grant application

The DWR's NASP Grant Program is a competitive process. The Grant Review Committee has many options when awarding grants. They can choose to:

  • Fully fund an applicant
  • Offer a reduced amount
  • Fund an applicant only upon the fulfillment of certain conditions
  • Reject an applicant

Before you submit your grant application, you should:

  • Finalize all details and obtain commitments from key personnel and program leaders.
  • Proofread your application carefully.
  • Have someone else proofread your application and give you suggestions.
  • Use the required forms and follow written instructions.
  • Meet the deadlines and be concise.
  • Remember that an incomplete application — or one that does not follow the guidelines — may end up being disqualified.

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