Financial Assistance Administrative Policies & Procedures (2014)

Financial Assistance Administrative Policies & Procedures (2016)

Overview: Biddeford Youth Football believes that every child should have the opportunity to play football. Our program is open to any child, regardless of financial ability.

Policy: It is the policy of Biddeford Youth Football Association (BYFA) to provide financial assistance in an objective, fair, and responsible manner. Further, it is the policy of BYFA to provide this type of financial assistance to students who would not be able to participate without this financial support.


  1. A parent or guardian must complete a BYFA Financial Assistance Application if they need financial assistance.
  2. The parent or guardian will be required to volunteer a minimum of 10 BYFA volunteer hours for 1 player or 15 BYFA volunteer hours for families to "give back" time.
  3. BYFA Executive Board will manage and direct all scholarship funds. The Executive Board will determine the amounts and allocation for all student scholarships.
  4. The BYFA Executive Board will attempt to provide fair representation of student ages and programs when determining scholarships.
  5. The BYFA Treasurer will track the allocation of all scholarships for each season and provide this information to the President upon request and in summary at the end of registration.
  6. The BYFA Secretary will provide each scholarship recipient with a letter confirming his or her scholarship and individual co-payment responsibilities. Copies will be provided to the BYFA President and Treasurer.

Scholarship determination will factor in the following:

  1. All scholarship recipients will be required to pay $10 towards the Program fees. $10 is due at the time of registration unless payment has been worked out with the BYFA Executive Board.
  2. Financial Assistance recipients are not eligible for a BYFA scholarship in a subsequent year if they have not met their obligations in prior years, including: payment of their co-payment and/or volunteer commitments.

Biddeford Youth Football Association

"A member of The Maine Sportsmanship League"

P.O. Box 1521 Biddeford, ME 04005

Financial Assistance Application (2018)

Financial Assistance Application (2018)

PLAYER'S NAME:_________________________________________ GENDER: M F GRADE:___________________

PARENT/LEGALGUARDIAN:____________________________ PHONE:_________________ E-mail:______________________


Biddeford Youth Football Association Charitable Commitment:

Biddeford Youth Football is committed to providing charitable and affordable access to our youth football program. Thanks to contributions from individuals and corporations who have given money for player financial assistance, we have partial scholarships available to players in need. Players receiving scholarships are expected to pay $10 towards their annual program fee (if you are not able to afford the $10 co-payment, please indicate this on the application form). Finally, all players and families receiving BYFA scholarships are required to work a minimum of 10 BYFA volunteer hours.

I am requesting financial assistance for the following:

□ Individual Player program fees: $75 ($50 on, or before, 3/15/2018)

□ Family program fees: $80 ($60 on, or before, 3/15/2018)

Total financial assistance request: $_______________

Please follow the following procedures to secure financial assistance for your player:

□ Register your player online (

□ Complete this application and send along with $10 (cash or check payable to BYFA)

To: BYFA Attn: Scholarship, P.O. Box 1521, Biddeford, Maine 04005.


□ Once your scholarship is approved you will receive a confirmation letter.

Indicate all possible areas of volunteer commitment:

□ Parking □ Score/time keeper □ Concessions □ Lining field

□ BYFA board □Team parent □ Fundraising □ Other: ___________________________

1. Please indicate your annual household income: $ _________________ and # of dependents: ________

2. Does your family receive any public financial assistance? Yes No

3. Please tell us why you need financial assistance from BYFA: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

I understand that by applying for assistance does not automatically

result in receiving the award. I certify the information included in the

application is correct and true to the best of my knowledge.

Signature: _______________________________________ Date: ____________________________

Printed Name: ________________________________________

Biddeford Youth Football Association

"A member of The Maine Sportsmanship League"

P.O. Box 1521 Biddeford, ME 04005