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USRowing National Expansion

USRowing and the George Pocock Rowing Foundation formed a partnership in 2015 to bring indoor rowing education into middle schools across the nation. Erg Ed now runs in four different cities through USRowing partnership: Memphis, TN; Portland, OR; Allentown, PA; and Chicago, IL. Applications for USRowing Erg Ed funding are now closed. Information about new grant opportunities will be available late March 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.
  • 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.

View SAMPLE Erg Ed® Grant Application


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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