For all approved grants, payment will be provided directly to the family in need via electronic card issued by Chek, with restrictions for use only for registration fees. The maximum amount a grant can be awarded for is $150.
However, we understand that some local league’s fees are higher than that allotted amount to help cover their operating expenses. While registration fees and equipment needs for youth activities are a reality, at no time should payment be a prerequisite for participation in the Little League program.
It is important for leagues to find a way to ensure that every child has the opportunity to be a part of the program, no matter their family’s financial or personal situation. We encourage you to use appropriate discretion and work with these families to identify other solutions to help offset those additional registration costs or fees to ensure that every child has the opportunity to enjoy the Little League experience. Additional tips for leagues on how to handle this situation can be found on LittleLeagueUniversity.org.