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2019-2020 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 eight different cities through our partnership with USRowing: Memphis, TN; Portland, OR; Allentown, PA; Chicago, IL; Ann Arbor, MI; Stockton, CA; San Diego, CA and Everett, WA.

Application Opens
    Monday, January 14, 2019 

Conference Call for Grant Support
     Monday, February 18, 2019 at 10:00am PST 

Application Due Date
     Friday, March 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm PST

School District Selections
     May 2019

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 Heather Alschuler, National Program Manager

“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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