All Associations that received a 2018-2019 CAHA Grant must fill out a FINAL REPORT that includes how the organization met the stipulations, provides any necessary documentation like receipts, and gives a summary of success. The Final Report is available online at the link below and can be filled out as soon as your grant event has been completed and you have your results and documentation. All final reports are due no later than April 1, 2019.
Associations - please click on the following document to review the CAHA Grant History By Year for each Association.
The purpose of the CAHA Grant Program is to assist affiliate member associations to increase participation in the sport of hockey and promote player development in the Carolinas. All member associations in CAHA are eligible to apply. Member associations will be asked to come up with ideas to grow the sport at the local level and can seek financial assistance from CAHA to help support their efforts. We are looking for the Associations to furnish the ideas, leadership and hard work to successfully manage their program and to help grow the sport of hockey within our Affiliate.
The CAHA Grant Committee will review the grant requests of up to $2,500.00 and submit the final list to the Board of Directors for approval. Grants will be awarded to member associations who offer the best plan(s) for growing participation in recreational ice hockey in their area. Grant recipients will be asked to report their results to the CAHA Grant Committee by April 1, 2019, so the effectiveness of each program can be tracked and the ones that are successful shared with the rest of the organizations within the affiliate. Grant recipients will be recognized at the CAHA Affiliate Annual Meeting and also agree to register all participants in their program with USA Hockey.
The 2 and 2 Challenge guides youth hockey leadership through national programs and tools to achieve their growth goals. To complete the 2 and 2 Challenge, participating associations will utilize programs that emphasize the main driving forces of growth—Retention, Acquisition & Conversion.
Associations that accept the 2 and 2 Challenge and participate in national growth programs, will be rewarded with starter equipment and be recognized for their efforts. To learn more, open the 2 and 2 Challenge guidebook.
Click here to view the 2017 - 2018 Carolina 2 and 2 Challenge Annual Report
For the last 12 years, NHLPA members (NHL players) have helped more than 60,000 underprivileged children play hockey through equipment donations from the NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund. The players' program has donated more than $20 million to help grassroots hockey programs in 25 countries, which makes it the sport's largest grassroots program in the world!
The players want to continue to help even more children play the great sport of hockey and with the help of USA Hockey, they are looking for more programs and kids to help! The NHLPA Goals & Dreams equipment grant application is easy to fill out and return to the NHLPA. We encourage you to fill it out in order to help kids in your community, or pass it on to your organization that could benefit from a significant hockey equipment donation, at no cost to their program, from the NHLPA members.
For more information on the NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund, please check out their website: NHLPA Goal & Dreams.