Pan american Solidarity 2021-2024

Funding Opportunities for National Olympic Committees through Panam Sports.

Panam Sports, with its mandate to keep athlete development at the center of our activities and support the work of the 41 member nations, is implementing several continental programs that are focused on sport development within the Americas.

With the assigned budget by the Olympic Solidarity Commission and the use of Panam Sports’ own financial resources, funding is made available to support National Olympic Committees in achieving their strategic objectives and adhering to the needs and priorities of the athletes and the organization.

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The funds allocated through the NOC Activities program should be used towards those NOC priorities that are not covered through other Olympic Solidarity programs or to complement them. The NOC Activities Program will assist NOCs in achieving their strategic objectives and to implement the activities set by its members and approved by its executive body.

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Programs Olympamerica Athlete

Athlete Preparation program

Panam Sports is committed to supporting the development of athletes from our 41 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) across the Americas. In the last quadrennial, NOC members accessed funding that was developed to improve technical preparation of athletes within the region.

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Youth Athlete Preparation

Panam Sports is offering a new program that will allow NOCs to promote and assist the next generation of athletes that are preparing to compete at international youth events including future Junior Pan American Games.

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Hiring of new coaches program

The Hiring of New Coaches Program is intended to provide additional support to NOCs to hire new coaches for the purpose of developing a new sport activity or improving a sport that you are actively working on in your country.

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The purpose of the Athletes Commission grant is to support the work of your NOC’s Athlete Commission. NOCs would have access to this grant as a way to help strengthen the activities undertaken by your AC.

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The objective of this program is to provide financial assistance to member NOCs to facilitate the operation of their Women in Sport Commissions, as well as support different activities that the NOC organizes for the empowerment of women in the area.

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Solidarity team

For any questions about the Solidarity Programs, please contact the Panam Sports Solidarity Team.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

  • 1- Are there any guidelines available for the new programs?

    Guidelines for all programs offered by Panam Sports Solidarity are now accessible via our website.

  • 2- Will the application for the new programs, Coaches Program and Athlete Commission Grant, be facilitated on the RELAY platform?

    Currently, we are in the process of including the new programs on the platform. As soon as the programs become available on the RELAY platform, official communication would be sent out to all NOCs. See the responses below on applying for the new programs.

  • 3- How do I apply for the Athlete Commission Grant?

    NOCs should submit to the Pan American Solidarity team a proposal or written letter signed by the President/ Secretary General detailing the project/ activity, intended use for the funds, outcomes, and the budget.

  • 4- How do I apply for the Coaches Program?

    NOCs should submit an application/ proposal including the objectives of the program, what you expect to achieve, the sports in which the coach or coaches will work in and the monthly salary per coach and duration of the contract. The application must not be retroactive and requires approval before implementation. NOCs will have access to a maximum of $5,000 USD per month for this program.

  • 5- The resources available for the Athlete Commission, do we request these funds together with the OS grant?

    No, applications for the OS Athlete Commission grant and PS Athlete Commission grant should be applied for separately. However, NOCs can use these two (2) grants to complement each other for a specific project or activity.

  • 6- For 2023 programs onwards, no applications for reimbursements will be accepted before the delivery of the funds for each program. What does this mean for our NOC?

    NOCs must be proactive in their applications. Funding will only approved and disbursed for future activities that have not occurred yet. As such, NOCs must submit all applications before the execution of the event or activity.

  • 7- What happens in the case of NOCs that are yet to receive funds from programs in 2022?

    We encourage you to apply for these programs as soon as possible to get your NOC up to date. NOCs can apply for reimbursements for past activities in 2022 in order to receive the outstanding funding. In the case of NOCs that no longer have 2022 expenses, please feel free to contact the Pan American Solidarity Team to discuss options on using the programs.