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Nova Scotia Athlete Assistance Program Tier Guide

Tier Amount Description
Tier 1 (Olympic Trust) $6,000

Athletes who placed top ten in a Olympic/Paralympic discipline at senior world championships OR Athletes who have competed at Olympic/Paralympic Games in an Olympic/Paralympic year 

Tier 2 (Sport Canada Carding) $4,000 Sport Canada Carded athletes (SR, C1, D) who currently do not meet Tier 1 Qualifications
Tier 3 (Elite Athlete Assistance)
 
$4,000 Non-carded athletes who have been selected and compete at Senior or Junior World Championships in sports that are eligible for Sport Canada carding.

Non- carded athletes selected to compete at Pan/Para Pan -American Games or Commonwealth Games.
$3,000 Non-carded athletes who have been selected to a national team program and competed internationally as part of a recognized National Sport Organization high performance program in disciplines eligible for Sport Canada carding.
OR
Athletes training to become re-carded who are training in a recognized national team program (up to 1-year)
 Tier 4 (Sport Fund)
 
$1,500 Athletes in disciplines eligible for Sport Canada carding, who have been selected by their National Sport Organization to a recognized national team program, but do not meet Tier 3 criteria.
$1,000 Athletes, in sports not eligible for Sport Canada Carding, selected to compete at a Senior World Championship for a recognized Sr. national team, based on at least a Top 3 individual results/placing at a national championship or National Team Selection Camp. 
Tier 5 (Prospects) $750

Athletes in disciplines eligible for Sport Canada carding with Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) and National Sport organization (NSO) endorsement who have demonstrated an ability to excel at the national level. The NSAAP Selection committee will make final determination of prospect status.

Canoe Kayak athletes selected to compete at one of the following events: Senior Pan Am Championships, Junior Pan Am Championships, CanAMex

Athletes in disciplines eligible for Sport Canada carding selected to attend a National team selection/training camps.

 Tier 6 (PSO Carding) $750 Each Provincial Sport Organization will be given $750 to determine the carding and select a recipient(s) from their respective sport. The PSO Card can be divided up to three ways. 

Program Award Description Contact  Deadlines
Support4Sport Individual Coach Initiatives Funding is available to individual coaches for certification or training initiatives.  Coaches will be supported based on the quality of their initiative and their ability to assist Nova Scotia athletes and coaches at all levels.  Generally, funding will not be available for traveling to events with athletes.  Coaches must be in good standing with their PSOs

Candice Petten, Support4SportCoordinator, SNS

cpetten@sportnovascotia.ca


 Coaches can apply any time. Please submit applications by the 15th of each month to be reviewed by the S4S committee
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Individual Officials Initiatives
Funding is available to individual officials for certification or training initiatives.  Officials will be supported based on the quality of their initiative and their ability to assist the Nova Scotia sport system at all levels.  Officials must be in good standing with their PSOs

Candice Petten, Support4SportCoordinator, SNS

cpetten@sportnovascotia.ca

 Officials can apply monthly. Please submit applications by the 15th of each month to be reviewed bySupport4Sportcommittee
Nova Scotia Amateur Sport Fund
Community 
Sport Grant

The Sport Fund will support community sport organization projects that are intended to increase sustainable, quality participation sport programs.  This may include new programming or expansion of existing programs

Lindsay MacAskill, Sport Projects Coordinator, SNS

lmacaskill@sportnovascotia.ca

 Application deadlines are September 1 and March 1 annually.
Provincial Championship
Sponsorship Program


Grants up to $1,000 to PSOs in return for Official Sponsorship designations and benefits.
Criteria for funding: The Championship must be a PSO Provincial Championship

Jeff LeDrew, SNS

jledrew@sportnovascotia.ca

 The deadlines for applications are November 1, February 1, May 1 and August 1.
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 Athlete Assistance
 Based on the pre-existing criteria that have been determined through the cooperation of SNS, the CSCA and NSHPP. These criteria are currently used to determine high-performance athlete funding in Nova Scotia
 

Evan MacInnis, CSCA

evan@cscatlantic.ca

 Athletes can apply at any time. TheSupport4SportCommittee gathers monthly to review applications
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 Participation: PSO Projects
 This is funding that will be available to active and associate members of Sport Nova Scotia for organizational initiatives to increase participation and support coach and officials development.
 

Candice Petten, Support4SportCoordinator, SNS

cpetten@sportnovascotia.ca

 The deadlines for applications are January 1st, April 1st, July 1st and October 1st annually
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 Participation: Development Support
 This will be funding for PSOs to support their participation development programs. PSOs receiving block funding will be eligible for the minimum funding. Funding will be given out on a four-year cycle in conjunction with block funding.
 

Candice Petten, Support4SportCoordinator, SNS

cpetten@sportnovascotia.ca

 The deadline for applications is December 15 annually.
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 Coach Employment
 This will provide funding for PSOs to support new investments in full-time coaching for their organizations. Through the CSCA, some funding already exists for PSOs who meet national standards in this area. Individuals filling these positions will act as the provincial coaches and technical development leaders for their respective organizations.
 Ken Bagnell, CSCA or Mark Smith, Director of Sport Development, SNS

ken@cscatlantic.ca
msmith@sportnovascotia.ca
 Applications should be submitted by the 15th of each month and will be reviewed by theSupport4Sport committee on a monthly basis, assuming there are available funds.
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 High-Performance Coach Assistance
 Nova Scotia coaches who work with Sport Canada carded athletes or athletes who have competed at a World Senior or World Junior Championships are eligible to apply.  Coaches are eligible for funding up to $2,500.00 once per year. Coaches currently supported through coaching expense grants provided by the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic are not eligible.
 Ken Bagnell, CSCA

ken@cscatlantic.ca
 Applications accepted throughout the year.  
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 Coach Education
 Organizations hosting coaching seminars, certification clinics, and conferences will be eligible to receive funding to help offset expenses.  These programs can be held in collaboration with Provincial Sport Organizations, schools, or municipal recreation departments.  The goal of the program is to encourage partner collaboration to increase the hosting of educational programs for coaches across the province in all settings.  All projects with sport specific elements would require partnership with the respective provincial sport organization.  Leadership programs currently supported by government funding are not eligible. Funding is for a maximum of $1,000.00 per initiative and cannot exceed 50% of the total cost of the initiative. 
 Candice Petten, Support4SportCoordinator, SNS

cpetten@sportnovascotia.ca
 Applications should be submitted by the 15th of each month and will be reviewed by theSupport4Sportcommittee on a monthly basis.
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 Canada Games Programming
 This will be funding for PSOs to support their Canada Games high-performance development plans. PSOs who receive block funding will be eligible for minimum support from this program. Applications will be considered for team and individual sports, as defined by Sport Canada. Funding will be allocated on an annual basis, with commitments of up to four years.
 

Candice Petten, Support4SportCoordinator, SNS

cpetten@sportnovascotia.ca

 Application deadline for summer sports is February 1st.  

Application deadline for winter sports is September 1st.
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 High Performance Programming
 This is funding for high performance training groups that include Sport Canada carded athletes. Eligible groups would be based in Nova Scotia and in good standing with their Provincial Sport Organizations.
 

Ken Bagnell, CSCA

ken@cscatlantic.ca

 Applications accepted throughout the year.  
         

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