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SMART FY 2024 Keep Young Athletes Safe

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Grants.gov Deadline
August 9, 2024, 11:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline
August 26, 2024, 5:00 pm Eastern

This program will fund the design and implementation of a program that aims to safeguard amateur athletes through the prevention of sexual, physical and emotional abuse in the athletic programs of the USOPC and each NGB. Under the KYAS program, the grantee will design and implement measures to protect young athletes through the development of educational materials, training programs and policies, and necessary tools to help prevent and address identified abuse. Additionally, the grantee will develop background screening policies for new and existing USOPC organizational staff, including coaches, instructors and volunteers, and oversee regular and random audits to ensure that, once implemented, the policies and procedures to prevent and identify amateur athlete abuse are followed correctly. The KYAS program requires reporting of any allegations of sexual and physical abuse, following applicable state and federal reporting requirements.

Date Created: June 27, 2024