Do you have to be a high school coach or athletic director to nominate a team?
Yes. We require a coach or athletic director because we need accountability for the team’s current financial situation.
Does the team need to be at the high school level?
Yes. While we know there are underserved programs at all levels, this program specifically meets the needs of high school runners.
What do the recipients receive?
Grant recipients receive shoes and apparel for up to 50 runners per team. Each team also receives $1,000 to help with expenses, including pay-to-play fees, meet entries, transportation costs, etc.
What if my team has more than 50 athletes?
For the gear portion of each grant, each team receives up to $17,000 MSRP in gear. For a team up to 50 athletes, this includes a pair of shoes plus apparel per athlete. If a team has more than 50 athletes, it’s up to the coach's discretion to re-allocate the gear budget accordingly.
What other eligibility requirements do you have?
Brooks’ Team Grants program supports underserved high school track and cross country programs in schools where 40% or more of the students qualify for free and reduced-price lunches. We prioritize teams that have a diverse representation of race and gender to work towards a future running community that reflects the diversity of the U.S.
I applied this year; can I apply next year?
Teams are welcome to apply year after year. If you have received a Team Grant in the past, Brooks may contact you to determine how many new athletes have joined your program since your previous award.
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