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TRANSCAER Increases Community Grant Fund to $20,000 for 2010

TRANSCAER Increases Community Grant Fund to $20,000 for 2010


(Arlington, VA)  The National TRANSCAER® Task Group is pleased to announce that grant money to help offset operational expenses is now available.


The National TRANSCAER Task Group is earmarking $20,000.00 for TRANSCAER events in 2010.  If you are planning to host a TRANSCAER event in your community and it meets the approved criteria (please visit the GRANTS page at go to GRANTS), you may be eligible to apply for a grant ranging from $500.00 (minimum) per event up to $1,000.00 (maximum) per event.  There is no deadline for submitting GRANT request in 2010, however, GRANTS are issued on a first come, first serve basis.  The 2010 TRANSCAER GRANT applications will be eligible beginning January 1, 2010 until the funds are depleted.


The TRANSCAER Awards Committee will be comprised of Members of the TRANSCAER Executive Committee (Chairman, Vice Chairman, Immediate Past Chairman, TRANSCAER Staff Executive, At-Large Executive Committee member) and the NTTG representative for each of the National TRANSCAER Sponsors not already serving on the TRANSCAER Executive Committee.


No individual in consideration for an award may serve on the TRANSCAER Awards Committee during that Awards Committee session.  No company representative may sit on the Awards Committee during that session if his/her company is being considered for an award, nor may any association representative of an association under consideration serve on the Committee during that session.


If you have any questions about the nomination process, please contact Donna Lepik at or 703-741-5503.  Grant applicants are encouraged to apply for grants online directly by visiting and go to GRANTS.  You may also submit your requests on official letterhead.  Grant requests should be mailed to:

Donna Lepik, TRANSCAER Staff Executive

1300 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209


The letter should summarize how the applicant intends to meet the following criteria:

Type of target audience?

Type of activity or event?

Number of expected attendees?

How does the event advertise TRANSCAER?

How does the activity support the objectives of TRANSCAER?

How will the money be used?


New GRANT Guidelines beginning January 1, 2010:

  • Each Grant application MUST include a copy of a W-9 - Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification - please note:  the name on the Grant application, must match the name on the W-9.
  • Each Grant recipient will be required to provide copies of the receipts for each grant awarded within 30 days of the event. 
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