USA Hockey and the USA Hockey Foundation are proud to offer a new GROW Special Hockey Grant Program to assist new and existing special hockey programs. This new grant has two purposes, the first of which is to help with the initial costs of getting a new special hockey program off the ground, and the second is to provide assistance for existing special hockey programs in the purchasing of equipment through a cooperative partnership with Total Hockey. USA Hockey and the USA Hockey Foundation are committed to awarding a minimum of $25,000 to the GROW Special Hockey Grant Program for the 2012-2013 hockey season
New Special Hockey programs in the first or second year of their existence can submit an application to receive $2,000 in start-up money. This $2,000 will be mailed in the form of a check and can be used for ice time, formation of not-for-profit status, marketing and equipment, etc.
New and existing programs can submit an application to receive equipment from Total Hockey. USA Hockey has allotted a $2,000 equipment grant to be paid directly to Total Hockey. As a partner of the USA Hockey Disabled Program, Total Hockey will increase the value of the grant for a total of $2200, allowing for a greater amount of equipment to be purchased by those most-deserving Special Hockey programs.