The National Officials Committee (NOC) recognizes the financial commitment necessary for travel to officiate at USATF national championship meets, particularly for younger officials.   The Committee has created grants to encourage the development and advancement of younger officials, and to thereby expand the pool of experienced officials for national level meets.  The Committee provides grants of $500.00 for up to 15 younger officials to help offset their expenses in officiating one of the following national championships:
  • Masters' Indoor T&F
  • Masters' Outdoor T&F
  • Hershey Junior Olympics T&F
  • Hershey Youth Indoor T&F
  • Youth Outdoor T&F
Applicants must:
  1. Be a USATF certified official; and
  2. Be 40 years of age or under as of the end of 2020; and
  3. Have never officiated a USATF Indoor Junior/Senior championship, USATF Outdoor Junior or Senior championship, Olympic Trials, World championship, or the meets listed above; and
  4. Commit to officiating each day of the meet for which selected
Note:  A grant may be used for any meet listed above if selected after the application is submitted.
Applicants must complete and submit the application form not later than December 15th.  The NOC Executive Committee makes selections from among qualified applicants and notifies officials in late December.  Grant recipients are assigned to a meet and crew, and are mentored and provided hands-on training at the competition venue.  Grant recipients are required to write a report of their experience and submit it to the NOC after the competition.
Direct questions to the grant program director, Don Berry,