The Coast Guard recognizes sports as an essential part of health and physical fitness as it directly impacts the readiness of our workforce. Coast Guard MWR policy supports active duty athletes by offering financial assistance to defray participation costs in sporting events authorized by the MWR Sports Participation Grant program.
The program supports grants for individual competition entry fees. Team entry fees, memberships, league dues, licenses, training programs, equipment, etc., are not permitted. If competing in an individual sports competition during NAF year 2023 (1 Feb 23 through 31 Jan 24), you may request a sports grant.
CG Sports Grant (NAF Year 23)
Ready to Compete?!
Due to the increased volume of sports grant requests, CSC-MWR will limit all NAF23 grants to one per person, not to exceed $100 per event.
Who is eligible?
Coast Guard Active Duty
What's covered by the sports grant?
The Sports Participation Grant program offsets individual competition entry fees. MWR does not reimburse team entry fees, memberships, league dues, licenses, training programs, equipment, etc.
Here are examples of activities that MWR supports (individual competitions):
Coast Guard Half Marathon; Ironman 70.3 Texas; Shamrock Marathon; Powerlifting Championship; Jiu-Jitsu Championship; CrossFit Competition (single event); Tough Mudder 5K (individual); Spartan Super 10K; Mountain Bike/Enduro Race.
Here are examples that MWR does not support (teams/fees/dues):
Softball Tournaments; Football Leagues; Ice Hockey Leagues; Roller Hockey Leagues; Hockey Shootouts; Lacrosse Events; Soccer Clubs; Kickball Leagues; Rugby Clubs; CrossFit Certifications; Coaching Dues; Event Judge Fees.