Back to Sports Mini-Grant Requirements for Athletic Trainers

Updated:Sep 7,2017

facilitator guideThe Back to Sports Mini-Grant program supports athletic trainers who are interested in serving as facilitators for a Back to Sports meeting. All athletic trainers are eligible to apply. Athletic trainers selected to receive a mini-grant (Tier 1 or 2) are responsible for organizing, promoting, preparing and presenting the meeting and sharing outcomes and evaluations requested by the American Heart Association. The mini-grant application will remain open until all funding has been exhausted. All mini-grants awarded must be carried out during the school year in which they were awarded. Athletic trainers can be awarded one mini-grant a year and may reapply annually.

Whether you are a new applicant or a returning Back to Sports Mini-Grant recipient, there is a mini-grant to support you.

There are two levels of mini-grants available– Tier 1 (new applicants) and Tier 2 (previous mini-grant recipient ).

Mini-Grant Benefits

Mini-Grant Benefits

Tier 1 Mini-Grants
(new mini-grant recipients)

Tier 2 Mini-Grants
(previous mini-grant recipients)

Digital BTS Toolkit

X

X

Printed BTS Toolkit

X

 

BTS Parent Handbooks

X

X

BTS Writing Pens

X

X

CPR in Schools Training Kit™

X

 

BT Pre-Promotional Poster

X

X

BTS Spanish Materials (optional)

X

X

Honorarium

X

 

AHA Support

X

X

CPR in schools kit

Mini-Grant Requirements

Athletic trainers that are selected to receive a mini-grant must successfully complete the following requirements in order to receive the mini-grant benefits:

  • Promote meeting by distributing the Back to Sports invitation (digitally or printed).
  • Conduct meeting/event during grant term, to a minimum of 30 attendees, utilizing the Back to Sports Toolkit and resources. In order to meet this requirement you may conduct as many meetings as needed to reach the 30 attendee minimum.
  • Cover a minimum of three Back to Sports safety topics including concussion awareness and cardiac arrest with CPR skills, utilizing the Back to Sports presentation materials and resources. To meet this requirement, you may select to conduct one Back to Sports meeting/event or splitting up topics across multiple meetings/events.
  • Secure administration approval in advance of meeting(s)/event(s); and
  • Cooperate with requests of AHA for required grant documentation and other information related to Facilitator’s participation in the Program, including participation in any evaluation activities, including but not limited to post-meeting surveys, interviews or other evaluation methods as requested by AHA. Failure to cooperate may result in immediate revocation of this Agreement and any grant payment or other benefits.

apply for the mini-grant

For more information or questions about the Back to Sports mini-grant program, contact the American Heart Association at BackToSports@heart.org.


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