Apply for a California Casualty $1,000 TRB Athletics Grant

Are you a public school coach in need of new equipment, uniforms, or a supplement for your travel budget? Apply for the California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant by Jan. 15. You could receive $1,000 for your middle or high school sports program.

Last year, two Missouri NEA members received the grant. Maybe it will be you this year!

Apply today at

It’s no secret that participation in youth sports offers health benefits, including physical fitness and mental wellness. Student-athletes learn teamwork and problem-solving skills, have an outlet to reduce stress and boost their self-esteem and tend to do better academically.

“Youth sports are important to our children's physical and mental health, especially now. The California Casualty Athletics Grant Program benefits students, schools, and communities; and we are honored to be a part of that effort,” said Amy Grosso, Assistant Vice President.

The grant program was named for California Casualty Chairman Emeritus Tom Brown, an avid sportsman who experienced the positive impact of playing sports as a youth. Previous grants have been used to improve player safety, cover participation fees and purchase much-needed equipment.

Public middle and high schools whose sports programs have been impacted by budget restrictions and limited fundraising opportunities can apply for 2022-2023 California Casualty $1,000 TRB Athletics Grant at The deadline for consideration is January 15, 2023.

Since its inception in 2010, the Program has given $789,550 to financially burdened athletics programs in public schools across the country.  

Headquartered in San Mateo, CA, California Casualty has served educators since 1951 and has provided the NEA® Auto and Home Insurance Program since 2000. The company has other initiatives that give back to educators for all their hard work including the $10,000 Staycation; California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence, in conjunction with the NEA Foundation; and $250 Music and Arts Grant Program. Learn more at or by calling 1.800.800.9410.