Program Overview 

The Wyatt Weisel High Performance grant exists to support the future of American cycling. Athletes who have been selected or invited to join a USA Cycling trip/event are invited to apply. The need-based grant is designed to alleviate the financial burden associated with such an invite and ensure talented athletes can embrace the invitation to participate with USA Cycling. 



  • Athletes must be seeking financial support enabling them to attend and participate in an event they have been invited to by USA Cycling or an event agreed to to with USA Cycling's Sport Performance team
  • Athletes receiving Elite Direct Athlete Support are not eligible
  • Athlete must be a minimum of 15 years old
  • Athletes must seeking financial support to participate in an Olympic discipline


  • Grant funds must be used strictly for the purpose(s) detailed in the application 
  • Athletes may receive no more than two grants per calendar year 
  • Grants for domestic travel are awarded up to $750 
  • Grants for international travel are awarded up to $1,500 
  • Applications are accepted year-round 
  • Applications are only accepted via the online portal 
  • Applicants should specify what they are requesting the funds for in the application and provide screenshots and/or copies of the specific costs of each portion of the request (e.g., flights, accommodation)


Review Process and Grant Awards 

Grant applications will be reviewed by a three-person panel with representation from the USA Cycling Foundation, the Sport Performance team, and a third USA Cycling staff member. Grant applicants will be notified within 30 days of applying for the grant of the outcome of their application. Grants will be issued based on the availability of funds.

Please complete the application below and upload any supporting documents.

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