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Hennepin Youth Sports Grants

Hennepin Youth Sports Grants

Hennepin Youth Sports Grants are an initiative of the Hennepin Youth Activities Grants program. These grants are awarded to local government units to improve youth access to sports and recreational activities.   

The equipment, facilities, and play spaces grants are administered by contract through the MASC, which evaluates the applications and provides recommendations to the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners.

Grant awards are available for equipment, facilities, play spaces, and registration fees.

Equipment

Equipment grant awards can be valued up to $10,000 and are available twice per year, once in in spring and once in fall.
 
Applications and information are available below and will be accepted through October 17, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. 

Facilities

Facilities grant awards range from $10,000-$300,000 and are available one per year in fall.
 
Applications and information are available below and will be accepted through October 17, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

Play Spaces

Play spaces grant awards can be valued up to $50,000 and are available once per year in spring.

Registration Fees

Awards up to $100,000 are available for recreational sports and activities registration fees. Information will be posted on the Hennepin County Supplier Portal on August 28, 2023. Applications will be accepted through the Supplier Portal August 28-October 17, 2023.

MASC serves as a posting location only for the registration fees grant. Hennepin County will provide technical assistance, collect applications, evaluate, and monitor all aspects of this grant. Inquiries for this opportunity can be directed to Anna Carpenter at [email protected].

The Hennepin Youth Sports Grants allow municipalities, park districts, and public school districts to create, expand, or improve athletic or recreational facilities and to purchase new equipment. 

All awards are for reimbursement to be paid after completion of the facility or purchase of the equipment. Award recipients will submit reimbursement payment paperwork according to processing guidelines provided after the awards are announced. Hennepin County will reimburse the local government unit once this paperwork is processed.

Application

For equipment, facilities, and play spaces grants, please submit an electronic copy of the application and materials to [email protected] or a hard copy to:

Attn: MASC- HYSP
1750 105th Ave. NE
Blaine, MN 55449

For registration fees grants, please submit materials through the Hennepin County Supplier Portal and submit questions to [email protected]

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