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2017-2018 Erg Ed Grant Application

USRowing and the George Pocock Rowing Foundation formed a partnership in 2015 to bring indoor rowing education into middle and high schools across the nation. Erg Ed teaches exercise intensity, goal setting, and teamwork through a fun, highly engaging 5-day core curriculum. Erg Ed now runs in four different cities through our partnership with USRowing: Memphis, TN; Portland, OR; Allentown, PA; and Chicago, IL.

In June 2017, USRowing and the George Pocock Rowing Foundation released the next cycle of grant opportunities. Visit the blog to read the USRowing and Pocock Foundation press release detailing the renewed partnership.

The submission window for 2017-2018 Erg Ed Grant applications has closed.

2017-2018 Erg Ed Grant Application Timeline:

Application Opens
     Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 11:00am PST
Conference Call for Grant Support
     Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 11:00am PST
Application Due Date
     Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 11:59 pm PST
School District Selections
     Friday, June 23, 2017

Participating grantee school districts receive:

  • 20 new Concept2 indoor rowing machines
  • Nationally recognized curriculum
  • Suite of teaching resources through our online Erg Ed Classroom
  • Annual Erg Ed Teacher Training for up to 40 physical education teachers in your school district
  • Remote support from Pocock Foundation staff throughout the academic year to troubleshoot program logistics, including program evaluation

School District Requirements:

  • Designate one teacher as the primary local contact for the Erg Ed program. This person must commit approximately 1-2 hours per week. Duties include liaising with Pocock Foundation staff and supporting local training and program logistics.
  • Run Erg Ed in 4-6 middle and/or high schools in the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Ensure successful completion of Erg Ed evaluation requirements, including student and teacher surveys and Erg Ed participation data.
  • Pay school district matching fee of $5,000. This fee is more than quadruple-matched by USRowing to provide funds needed to launch Erg Ed in your school district. Payment schedule is flexible and can be managed to meet your district’s needs and limitations.
  • Commit to sustaining the Erg Ed program beyond year one.



Contact Aubrey Fitzpatrick, Erg Ed Program Manager and CAA Liaison
(206) 508-5537

“I can speak on what we call the unseen values of rowing - the social, moral, spiritual values of the oldest of chronicled sports in the world.”George Yeoman Pocock


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