District 17 Grant Program

The D17 Grant Program has been redefined to focus on beginner education and membership building. All D17 units are now eligible to apply. The maximum grant award for a project will be $1,000. Smaller amounts may be awarded. The total yearly budget is $3,000.

The Grant Request Form should be completed and submitted to the Grant Chair, Kitty Larson, who will present it to the board for consideration. It is the goal of the board to respond to grant requests as soon as possible. A vote will be taken at the board meeting following the final processing of information presented. Applicants will be notified of decisions through email.

A unit may sponsor an individual teacher or volunteer. The financial situation of the unit will be taken into consideration during the decision-making process.

For questions relating to the Grant Program, please contact your D17 Board Representative or the Grant Chair.

Since 2015, District 17 has provided grants totaling over $10,000 to 15 different units. Some units have received multiple awards. Any unit that has not hosted a regional tournament within the last five years is eligible. There is no matching requirement and the maximum funding request is $1,000 per year. The annual budget for the D17 Grant Program is $5,000.

Units eligible for grants include: Cheyenne and Laramie units, WY; Pueblo, N. Colorado, Western Slope and Boulder units, CO; Yuma and N. Arizona units, AZ; Carlsbad, Las Cruces, N. New Mexico and Santa Fe units, NM; and the El Paso unit, TX.

While priority is placed on beginner bridge education and membership building, the District 17 board has awarded grants for technology upgrades. They must be unitsponsored events. To further reduce expense, units can also receive advertising funding from the ACBL through its Cooperative Advertising Program (CAP) program that reimburse 50 percent of the cost of a qualifying ad campaign up to a maximum of $500.

There are no applications. Simply email your request to Steve Nordberg, grant program coordinator, D17, texminn@sbcglobal.net. Please direct grant questions to Steve Nordberg or to John Grossmann, president, District 17, blackstone.co@comcast.net.

D17 Funding

Since 2015, the D17 Board has distributed over $20,000 in grant funding

2022 Grants

  • Unit 359 – Boulder Teaching program support
  • Unit 360 – CO Springs New Member Recuitment
  • Unit 363 – BIAD events
  • Unit 364 – Beginner Classes