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2018 US Sailing Reach Initiative Grants

2018 Reach Grants - Support from 11th Hour Racing, a program of the Schmidt Family Foundation, Rolex and US Sailing donors have made the following grants possible.

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  • Proposals Due: March 2nd, 2018
  • Notification of Award: March 13th, 2018
  • Materials Shipped upon receipt of signed contract: March 20th, 2018


Applications can be submitted by email to or

Educational Resource Grants: award value $1,000

  • Reach Educator Course Scholarship
    • *The organization must register for the course and request reimbursement from US Sailing.
  • 2 Reach Educator Guides
  • 30 Reach Student Logbooks & Portfolios
  • $500 Funds can be used for student materials, or educator/ instructor travel to a professional development a conference in the industry. This includes but is not limited to the National Marine Educators Conference, local NMEA conferences, US Sailing meetings, or US Sailing Reach Mentoring sessions in the Northeast (TBD) or Mid Atlantic (April 20th).

 Youth Engagement Grants – award value $3,000

National Hub Expansion Grants

US Sailing plans to continue the Reach “Hub” model and national network of sailing resources to maximize the impact of creating systemic change in STEM education. We are excited to help foster new Reach Hub programs and resources to actively “normalize” STEM education and environmental literacy and responsibility utilizing our vast network of potential highly skilled workers and ocean stewards.