Applications must be completed and submitted using this form no later than August 1, 2022. Late applications will not be reviewed. RRCA reserves the right to extend this deadline. Applicants have the option of saving answers and completing the application over multiple sittings, as needed.

Review the Grant Application Criteria prior to completing the application; programs must meet ALL criteria to be considered. Click the submit button at the bottom of the application to complete the process. No changes may not be made to your application after submission.

Programs will be notified of their grant status via email on or about September 1, 2022.

All final grant recipients will be required to complete a Grant Survey at the conclusion of the 12-month grant period.

2022 Kids Run the Nation Grant Application
Program Contact Person*

Program Details

Is this a new or existing youth running program?*
Is your youth running program a 501(c)3 nonprofit or a program of a 501(c)3 organization?*
If you answered "No 501(c)3 designation" to the question above, is your program school-based?*
If your program is school-based, is the school designated as Title I?*
Is your program part of an RRCA member running club or event?*
Is your program gender-inclusive? For the RRCA's purposes, a gender-inclusive program welcomes children of all genders to participate in the youth running program together.*
What grade range(s) does your program serve? Select all that apply.*
Select the most applicable grade range(s). You may select more than one option.
If your program is new or did not operate during the pandemic, please enter "N/A."
Please include the program's URL. If the program does not have a website, include a link to its Facebook page or other social media account(s). If the program does not have an online presence, type "N/A".

Financing, Funding, and Insurance

Are your program activities insured?*
Do you charge a fee for participation in your program?*
If you do not charge a fee for participation, please choose "This is a free program."

Leadership and Staffing

How will your program be staffed? Select all that apply.*
Commonly referred to as the SafeSport Act, Congress enacted the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 on February 14, 2018. This act requires the following: Any adult (mandated reporter) who is authorized to interact with youth athletes is required to report suspicions of abuse to the appropriate law enforcement agencies within 24 hours. All adults working with youth are required to go through abuse prevention training of some sort that is pro-active rather than re-active. The abuse prevention training must include educational material about the process of sexual grooming, how to recognize it, and how to prevent it. Organizations working with youth should have a criminal background check policy in place that addresses obtaining background checks for those that will have direct contact and oversight of children during a youth program or race. Do you require all adults working with children in your program to complete sexual abuse awareness and reporting training? The RRCA's free training resource is compliant with these federal requirements.*
Does your program or organization perform comprehensive background checks on all adults working with children in your program?*

Grant Details

Has your program previously applied for a Kids Run the Nation grant?*
If you have previously applied for a Kids Run the Nation grant, were you awarded funds?
If awarded a grant, to whom should the check be mailed?*
Application Certification*
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
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