CWO3 Kenneth Collins
Feb 2, 2021
The Coast Guard has always recognized athletic participation as an essential part of health and physical fitness.
SUBJ: 2021 COAST GUARD SPORTS PARTICIPATION GRANT PROGRAM
A. Coast Guard Morale, Well-Being and Recreation Manual,
COMDTINST M1710.13 (series)
1. Background: The Coast Guard has always recognized athletic
participation as an essential part of health and physical fitness.
Sports and fitness have a direct impact on the readiness of our
Active Duty (AD) force. In addition to the physical aspects of
sports, athletic competition teaches teamwork, sacrifice, and
develops a will to win. Per Reference (A), it is Coast Guard MWR
policy to support all athletes by offering financial assistance to
defray the costs of participation in sporting events authorized
through the MWR Sports Grant Program.
2. Eligibility: The program is available to all AD personnel. Each
member may receive up to $400 in grants each NAF year (1 February
through 31 January). There is no longer a limit to the number of
grants awarded in a year. MWR will consider all grant requests.
You are encouraged to participate in multiple events to maximize
the use of this program. Organized live and virtual events are
3. Process: To secure funding, submit sports grant requests at
the time of registration via email to the CSC MWR POC with
the subject line: CG Sports Grant - followed by your last name.
Include the following information in your email request.
a. Competition applied for;
c. Date of event;
d. Location of event; and
e. Cost of registration/entry fee;
4. In an effort to streamline this process and to increase
participation, the requirement for routing requests via memo with
command endorsement and approval by MWR cognizant authority
is no longer applicable. This change will be reflected in the next
revision to Reference (A).
5. Reimbursement: The entry fee for the competition is fully
reimbursable, and travel-related expenses (transportation and
lodging) are reimbursable by 50% for travel performed further than
100 miles from an athletes residence. Grants shall be processed
using DD form 1351-2 and submitting applicable supporting
documentation to the CSC MWR POC.
6. Route all questions and concerns regarding this program to the
CSC MWR POC: CWO2 Kenneth Collins; Kenneth.S.Collins@uscg.mil.
7. Released: RDML S. N. Gilreath, Commander, Personnel
Service Center. The Service Center for our most
important resource - Our People.
8. Internet release authorized.