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Division II Coaching Enhancement Grant

The Division II Coaching Enhancement Grant provides NCAA funding for the creation of new, full-time assistant coaching positions at NCAA Division II member schools intended to encourage access, recruitment, selection and the long-term success of ethnic minorities and women.

Click here to download the grant policy for information regarding timelines, eligibility, funding criteria, etc.

Funding overview

Selected recipients receive three years of grant funds from the NCAA, with an additional commitment to fund the position in full for two years following funding from the NCAA. To help fund the hired coach’s salary and benefits, the NCAA provides $25,000 of funding in the first year, $15,000 in the second year, and $8,000 in the third year. The school is required to supplement the above funding as well as commit to paying the position in full for years four and five of the grant.

During the first three years of the grant, the NCAA will also provide recipients with $1,200 in professional development funds (for each year of funding).

Proposal submission process

Proposals must be submit through the NCAA Program Hub. The online proposal form will be available from noon Eastern Time on Sept. 15, 2015 through 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Feb. 1, 2016. All materials must be completely submitted by the deadline in order to be eligible for review by the selection committee.

Contact us

Contact Sarah Sadowski at with any questions.

Coaching Enhancement Grant Key Dates

  • Sept. 15, 2015: Proposal opens
  • Feb. 1, 2016:  Proposal closes at 5 p.m. Eastern Time
  • March 2016: Recipients notified