Grants Available for High School Athletics
The California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program that supports public high school athletics is gearing up for a third year. Applications for grants will be accepted beginning September 15 and continuing through January 15, 2013. A total of $75,000 will be distributed across the nation in grants ranging between $1,000 and $3,000.
In the first two years of the program, grants totaling $100,000 were made to 69 schools in 26 states.
California Casualty established the grant program because education budget cuts have drastically reduced support for school athletics, in some cases forcing programs to shut down altogether. Chairman Thomas R. Brown experienced the positive impact of playing sports as a youth. “Athletes learn teamwork, discipline and that hard work pays off,” he said. “They’re a valuable complement to what’s learned in the classroom.”
Applications should be completed and submitted by an employee of the school that seeks grant support, by no later than January 15, 2013. California Casualty will notify selected schools and present them with checks by May 15, 2013. For more information and to access an application, please visit www.CalCasAthleticsGrant.com.
A trusted partner of CTA, California Casualty provides auto and home insurance for educators, peace officers, firefighters and nurses. Learn more at www.calcas.com/cta.
Are you one of the 30%?
Did you know that, according to insurance industry research group LIMRA, 30 percent of U.S. households have no life insurance whatsoever? September is Life Insurance Awareness Month, so take some time to check your own coverage and educate yourself about the options available to you as a CTA member.
If you’re a CTA member newly hired by your district, the fall is a great time to get CTA-endorsed Life Insurance from Standard Insurance Company (The Standard). You have a special opportunity to apply for up to $200,000 of Life Insurance within 120 days of starting work – without providing any proof of good health.
And all eligible CTA members can apply for up to $400,000 of Life Insurance at any time with satisfactory proof of good health.
The CTA-endorsed Life Insurance plan was created specifically for California education professionals and offers a number of great features, including:
- Option to add Life Insurance coverage for your spouse/domestic partner and children with your Life Insurance
- Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefits
- Continuation of coverage during total disability with payment of premium
The Standard is the only Life Insurance provider endorsed by CTA. They were selected for their financial stability, integrity and commitment to serving CTA members and their loved ones. Don’t miss this opportunity to get the protection you deserve from a partner you can trust. Call The Standard’s dedicated CTA Customer Service Department at 800.522.0406 for more information or apply online at www.cta.org/thestandard.
For costs and further details of the coverage and this enrollment opportunity, including the exclusions, benefit waiting periods, and reductions or limitations and the terms under which the policy may be continued in force, please contact Standard Insurance Company at 800.522.0406. GP 190-LIFE/S399/CTA.3