Reminder: Region Development Grant Deadline Nears

The Region Development Grant, organized and funded by the SCCA Foundation, is awarded quarterly to Regions of the Sports Car Club of America® looking for assistance in funding projects that benefit not only members of the Club, but the community at large. Since the Grant’s creation nearly a year and a half ago, the SCCA Foundation has awarded more than $46,000 in support of valuable, Region-led initiatives reaching far and wide – and your Region could be next.

The deadline for the Region Development Grant is not far away, with submissions needed to be received by Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024.

What You Need to Know

The Region Development Grant program supplies Regions with up to $2,500 in assistance and is designed to provide supplemental funding by the SCCA Foundation for qualified programs. An eligible Region program must have an educational or charitable purpose consistent with the mission and purpose of the SCCA.

For example, a Region may need funding for an exhibit space at an auto show to educate the public about teen safe driving and SCCA activities. In addition to or as an alternative to promoting the Tire Rack Street Survival program, there might be educational flyers providing safe driving tips, suggestions for ways parents might help their teens to learn to drive safely, and opportunities to build driving skills at local SCCA events. Generally speaking, applications for the purchase of equipment or facilities that are not dedicated to the charitable or educational program are unlikely to qualify.

In evaluating a grant, the selection committee will give the most attention and focus to projects which meet the following criteria:

- Educational or charitable purpose.
- Open to or benefiting the general public and not just Club members.
- It is innovative or demonstrates need.
- It is backed by a detailed project management plan that includes a description of the request, a project schedule, and specific project management.
- The majority of project funding is coming from other sources.

Region Development Grants are not intended to fully fund a Region project. Regions should be prepared to indicate in their application the cost of the project, the Region investment in the project, other contribution sources, and the amount needed from the Foundation.

Regions not ready to apply this time around will have quarterly opportunities throughout the year, with application deadlines being Feb. 28, May 31, Aug. 31, and Nov. 30 of each year.

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Help Fund the Grant Via This Sweepstakes

The Region Development Grant is funded in part by proceeds from the SCCA Foundation’s sweepstakes fundraisers. Members can help grow the program by making a donation to the SCCA Foundation, the 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit charitable arm of the Club, with those donating via the current SCCA Foundation sweepstakes having the chance to win a dream sim-racing setup.

Learn about the latest SCCA Foundation sweepstakes by clicking here.

Want to know more about the SCCA Foundation? Head to the Foundation’s website.