SportsEngine Registration: Carolina Amateur Hockey Association

2019-2020 CAHA Grant Application

2019-2020 CAHA Grant Program Summary

The purpose of the CAHA Grant Program is to assist affiliate member associations to increase participation in the sport of hockey and promote player development in the Carolinas. All member associations in CAHA are eligible to apply. Member associations will be asked to come up with ideas to grow the sport at the local level and can seek financial assistance from CAHA to help support their efforts. We are looking for the Associations to furnish the ideas, leadership and hard work to successfully manage their program and to help grow the sport of hockey within our Affiliate.

The CAHA Grant Committee will review the grant requests of up to $2,500.00 and submit the final list to the Board of Directors for approval. Grants will be awarded to member associations who offer the best plan(s) for growing participation in recreational ice hockey in their area. Grant recipients will be asked to report their results to the CAHA Grant Committee by April 1, 2020, so the effectiveness of each program can be tracked and the ones that are successful shared with the rest of the organizations within the affiliate. Grant recipients will be recognized at the CAHA Affiliate Annual Meeting and also agree to register all participants in their program with USA Hockey.

Grant Timeline

  • February 15, 2019
    On-Line Grant Application Available
  • May 15, 2019
    Grant Applications Due
  • June 2019
    Grant Application reviewed by the Grant Committee and presented to the Board of Directors for approval
  • August 2019
    Notification sent to successful applicants along with any stipulations. The recipient shall sign the notification and stipulation and resubmit to the Grant Committee prior to receiving check for 50% of the amount awarded. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified.
  • April 1, 2020
    The final report along with receipts and documentation due from grant recipients. The balance of the grant award will be paid upon receipt of the final report. Grant Recipients may submit this report as soon as the results of their program are complete and don't have to wait until March 15, 2020.

Grant Program Focus Areas

CAHA is looking to award grants for the 2019-2020 season in the following areas.

Please not that we do not award grants for publicity and marketing costs, coaching costs or refreshments.

Try Hockey for Free (THFF)


Attract new players (youth and adult) to try ice hockey.


Purchase ice, host a THFF event outside of the National THFF dates.
Organizations can run as many THFF events that they desire.

Grow the Game – Growth & Retention


Attract new players (youth and adult) to trying ice hockey and retain existing players.


Learn to Play programs, Equipment Purchases, Women’s Programs, Adult Programs, Disabled Programs.

Girls Hockey


To attract new girl’s hockey players to the game and retain exiting players.


Girl-specific Learn to Play programs, starting a girl’s hockey program.



Provide Jamboree opportunities for 8U and 10U players.


Host and 8U Jamboree using CAHA Guidelines, host a 10U half ice Jamboree using CAHA Guidelines

Grant Final Report Due April 1, 2020

A FINAL REPORT for each grant received must be filed online and is due on April 1, 2020. This is done via a separate link on the CAHA website. Once this is received and the information complies with the original grant stipulations, your check for the final 50% of the grant funds will be sent to the organization. Failure to fill out this grant report and submit it on time will result a loss of the 50% funding. Note: please fill out a separate report for each grant received.

2019-2020 CAHA Grant FINAL REPORT (Available on 12/1/2019)




Carolina Amateur Hockey Association

Brad Hoffman
Grant Committee Chair, 704-497-5641