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There are three grant categories.
- Designed for cadets who have earned the Billy Mitchell Award, and have at least a 3.0 GPA (normalized on a 4.0 scale).
- Must be used to start a service project, complete leadership training, or perform other leadership development-related activities.
- Are not for powered flight nor academic work. For flight scholarships, cadets may apply for the annual Spaatz Association Aerospace Leadership Scholarships.
- Cadet must not have received a similar grant within the past 12 months (from date of application).
- Designed for units at the squadron, group, wing, or group level that need funding to conduct CADET leadership development-related activities.
- Are not for powered flight, emergency services, nor aerospace education-related work unless the designed activity has a direct leadership development component.
- Designed for national-level CAP programs and/or programs sponsored by HQ CAP programs (e.g., Air Force Academy Leadership Symposia, National Cadet Special Activity funding, Cadet Drill Competition, etc.).
- Are NOT intended to fund individual participation; they are intended to cover operating costs of programs directly associated with leadership development.
- Apply as per guidance for Unit Grants, and contact us for special requirements.
Grants are announced quarterly via email and on The Spaatz Association website. Grants are also awarded at the annual Mid-Winter Dinner, typically held in conjunction with the CAP Command Council meeting in late February or early March.
There are very few strings attached to our Leadership Grants. We ask that our awardees follow 3 simple steps:
- Step 1: Complete a Contact Verification Form to receive funds.
- Step 2: Submit a Letter of Personal Introduction and Appreciation for our benefactors.
- Step 3: Submit updates on progress, including a completion report and/or news article (suitable for use on the Association’s website), and adequate documentation on the appropriate use of grant funds, within 90 days of expenditure of funds.
What does a Letter of Personal Introduction, an Update on Progress, or an End of Activity Report look like?
You can see some samples here:
- Sample Personal Introduction and Update Letters
- Sample Grant Report (See more Grant and Scholarship Reports here)
IMPORTANT NOTE: DO NOT put personally identifiable information (PII) in the report (CAPSNs, birthdays, addresses, etc. — names and grades are ok). These reports will be shared with our Donors via The Spaatz Association website.
You can download a replacement grant forms packet here.
The application and forms packet are saved as protected Microsoft Word documents. You must have Microsoft Word (or a compatible word processor) to edit them.
If you need to remove protection on the document, select File…Protect Document…Restrict Editing…Stop Protection. No password is required.
Alternatively, you can print the documents and fill them with a typewriter (if you can find one that still works).