Minnesota Elite Athlete Development Program

Helping athletes unleash their best.

2019 MEADP Grant Guidelines and Application

The Minnesota Elite Athlete Development Program (MEADP) is accepting applications for its 2019 grants. MEADP provides grants to promising Minnesota elite distance runners who have completed their academic running careers to assist them in reaching their full athletic potential. MEADP is funded by a collaboration of Grandma’s Marathon, Twin Cities in Motion and the Minnesota Distance Running Association (MDRA).

In 2019, MEADP will provide grants in amounts up to $2,000 per recipient. The grants will be awarded equally to men and women.

In selecting grant recipients, the MEADP committee focuses on the following criteria:

  • The athlete’s current state of athletic accomplishment;
  • The athlete’s potential for further athletic accomplishment;
  • The extent to which a grant will assist the athlete in reaching his or her full athletic potential;
  • The applicants’ contributions to the Minnesota distance running community, including (but not limited to) coaching, training with others and other goodwill efforts.


To apply for a 2019 MEADP grant, please fill out the application form with the additional requested information, and submit it to Neil Franz, 21568 300th Street, Albany, MN 56307, or via email at: frandid@albanytel.com

Completed forms are due on or before November 30, 2018.

If you are not interested in applying at this time, please pass on this information to somebody who you believe might be interested in being considered.

Thank you for your interest in the Minnesota Elite Athlete Development Program, and best wishes for your training and racing.