Invitation To Apply For Aquatics Leadership & Fund Development Capacity-Building Matching Grant

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Your organization is being invited to apply for our limited capacity-building matching grants. Please read the frequently asked questions before applying. Our support for capacity-building grants is limited, and therefore, applications are by invitation only. Only apply if you have been directly invited to by our senior program officer in a formal letter. Any non-invited applications will not be considered.

How to Apply

Cities and local government agencies may apply only once per year. We use a two-stage application process, first with an initial application and a phone interview with those invited to the second stage. All applications must be submitted online. 


Your city and/or government agency is eligible to apply if it:

  • Has been formally invited to apply.
  • Aligns with one or more empowerment goals.
  • Is a City Government or 501(c)(3) public charity.
  • Serves the people and communities of the United States.
  • Has an active aquatics department, aquatics center or aquatics program.

How to Apply

→ Step One: Review your agency's eligibility and frequently asked questions. 

→ Step Two: Prepare to complete the initial application by reviewing the application guide and questions. 

→ Step Three: Submit your request by 5:00 p.m. on your specified deadline date. 

Questions? Email us at [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions