Grant Guidelines & Conditions

The California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program will consider grant requests for public middle and high schools whose athletics programs are in jeopardy and in great need of funding in all states except: AK, HI, MA, MI, NY, WI.


The deadline is January 15 for grant requests to be considered for the current school year. Applications received after January 15 will be considered for next year's grant program.   


Applications must be submitted by an active employee of the public school for which the grant is being requested. The applicant must be a current member, or referred by a current member, of the state NEA affiliate or one of our other participating educator associations including: ACSA CASE COSA KASA NASA UASSP. Please advise your Principal and Athletics Director of your grant request. California Casualty will be in contact with them in regard to your application status.


Not all schools are guaranteed to receive a grant award. A selection committee will review all applications and determine award recipients and grant amounts. All applicants who submitted their application by January 15 will be notified of their status by May 30 of the same year.  All other applications will be considered for an award the following year. Grant award amounts may range from $1,000 to $3,000. Checks will be made payable to your school. 


Awards must be used to subsidize the sports program(s) identified on the grant application and can not be used for individual student awards, construction projects, organizations whose primary purpose is fundraising, or other school programs.


Only one grant will be awarded per school per academic year and schools will not be awarded two consecutive years. If your school is not awarded this year, your school will be eligible to apply again next year.


California Casualty requires permission to publish the details of the award, school name and applicant's name and photo in promotional materials and media.


For more information about the California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant or to apply online, go to or email

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2018 Award Recipients

Somersworth Middle School

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