General Info

NYSBRA Grant Program, Updated 31 Mar 2017, ver. 17

The Mission of NYSBRA is to promote amateur bicycle racing in New York State. Specifically:

NYSBRA will also promote the sport in growing its base of participants, including the fostering and development of lesser represented categories of riders. NYSBRA will support, both financially and logistically, as many members as possible that develop programs and/or events that aid in increasing the number of USA Cycling licensed members, particularly in the advancement of lesser represented categories of riders.

NYSBRA has established this NYSBRA Grant Program to accomplish this mission. Organizations (i.e., USA Cycling clubs registered in New York State) and individuals (i.e., residents of New York state holding a valid USA Cycling racing license) are eligible for and may apply for NYSBRA grants by email to nysbragrants@gmail.comsubject to the guidelines below. There are three types of grants:

There are three types of grants:

  1. Mission Grants, for most general mission-related activities,
    1. These grants are for activities that directly support the NYSBRA mission:NYSBRA will also promote the sport in growing its base of participants, including the fostering and development of lesser represented categories of riders.  NYSBRA will support, both financially and logistically, as many members as possible that develop programs and/or events that aid in increasing the number of USA Cycling licensed members, particularly in the advancement of lesser represented categories of riders.Grants could be for:
      • Holding rider clinics
      • Events aimed to increase women and junior competitive cycling
      • Starting new races

      Here is a Mission Grant Example. Text in red should be replaced with your text pertaining to your grant.

  2. Junior Development Grants, a streamlined payment directly to Juniors who race,
    1. These grants put up to $100 directly in the pocket of Juniors who race!To be eligible, the Junior must have a USA Cycling Racing License, provide evidence of participation in at least five USA Cycling competitive events, and an itemized list of expenses up to $200.  NYSBRA will pay back up to half, or $100!
    2. Eligible expenses include:
      • Annual racing licenses and entry fees for USA Cycling/NACS/Cycling Canada/UCI sanctioned events
      • Junior team dues and club membership fee
      • One uniform that is branded with the junior rider’s team or club
      • Junior gear cassettes; all other equipment is not an eligible expense
      • Coaching fees by a USA Cycling licensed coach
      • NYSBRA will also consider requests for reputable road and track training camps and seminars as well as other events on a case-by-case basis
      • The applicant may apply every year that they meet all eligibility criteria

      To apply, just email nysbragrants@gmail.com the above information with a statement from an officer of his/her club verifying the claimed reimbursement and stating that the Junior is deserving of NYSBRA’s support.

      Here is an example of a Junior Grant.  Text in red should be filled in with your own information pertaining to the rider.

      (Grant requests must normally be made in the same calendar year as the expenses to be reimbursed.)

  3. Targeted Grants, budgeted for specific annual events in support of our mission.

For details please refer to the complete Grant Document on the NYSBRA Resources page

Grant applications can be sent to nysbragrants@gmail.com

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