NEFA Education Grant Application
Please contact Thomas Bentley, NEFA Grants Coordinator, or any other NEFA BOD member with questions or comments.
About the New England Flying disc Association (NEFA)
The mission of the New England Flying disc Association (NEFA) is to promote the growth of disc golf and related disc sports in and around New England, Eastern New York and Northern New Jersey. NEFA is a 501c3 member driven organization. NEFA provides grants to educators, course development and sanctions tournaments and point series.
Purpose of the Educational Grant
NEFA’s board and its membership are very interested supporting the growth of disc golf through structured educational programs for young people as we believe it supports our core mission of growing the sport. This grant is intended to provide structured support to educators who want to teach young people disc golf. This support may include ​monetary contributions up to $500 dollars​, in­-kind donations, loans of equipment, curriculum material, volunteers for demonstrations, clinics, course design, and labor for course installation.

NEFA seeks to make the most impact with our support. The following information is necessary for us to determine if your project is right for us and what support you might need to implement this project successfully. Thank you for your interest in providing opportunities for youth to come to know and love the sport of disc golf. Please contact any NEFA officer or your State Representative with questions about this application or program.
Requirements & Preferences
The applicant must be an educator at a school or after­-school program inside of NEFA’s area of focus (see above). The project must have support from the School Administration. You must furnish NEFA with information about the implementation of the project for promotional purposes including pictures of people utilizing the project and numbers of participants. Preference will be given to projects that demonstrate the following:

● make disc golf a part of the curriculum
● project that results in permanent courses that may be used by the public when not in use by the school program
● impact on total number of participants or duration of participation

The board may offer preferences to public schools, large schools, and underfunded districts. Please feel free to contact a NEFA board member and or your NEFA State Representative about your project prior to completing the application.
Your Name *
Email *
Phone number *
Where do you live? (city, state) *
School Name *
School District *
Number of Students in the School? *
Number of Students impacted by the Grant? *
Is the Principal (or equivalent) aware and supportive of this project? *
Percent of students receiving free or reduced lunch? *
How long have you worked at this school or district? *
What are you trying to do? (Please include information as to the nature of this project. Is it for the curriculum, extra-curricular, or co-­curricular? Is this a one-time activity or is it a permanent fixture? How many students will be exposed to the sport and how often? *
What is your experience with disc golf? How long have you played disc golf? Approximately how many courses have you played? Have you played competitively? Have you taught disc golf to youth before? Have you ever held a leadership position within the sport or industry of disc golf? *
What equipment do you need? What other sources of funding are supporting this project? Would you accept used equipment donated from NEFA’s membership? Do you need curriculum material? Do you need training/input/advice from another educator who has taught disc golf? Do you need man-­power support? Volunteers, clinic instructors, course designers or builders? *
Is there anything else that you'd like the NEFA Board to know about you, the project, or the students? Please share anything that you think will be relevant in support of your request. *
What feedback do you have about this form or the grant process in general? (optional)
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