Program Overview

The T-Mobile Little League® Call Up Grant Program is dedicated to helping families in need by covering registration fees associated with their local Little League®. T-Mobile and Little League® share the belief that every child should have the chance to experience Little League®, regardless of their financial or personal situation.

This grant program offers a simple-to-use process for getting your child funded and registered to play in either the Baseball, Softball, or Challenger Division. Our goal is to provide families the resources to get and keep kids on the field.

How it Works

Qualified families who are interested in joining a local Little League® program for the 2020 season, and have not yet registered, are encouraged to apply for this grant opportunity before their registration closes. To find out which local league to register your child for, please click on Find My League.

Find My League

Once you have identified your league and been approved for a grant, a check will be made out directly to the player’s local Little League®.

Those families who have already registered for their local league program for the 2020 season can apply to receive reimbursement. Families requesting reimbursement must provide an electronic copy of the receipt showing they paid their registration fees.

To find out the status of your league registration, contact your local League President.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you cannot find an answer to the question you are looking for below, please contact [email protected]

How do I apply?

Families interested in applying for the T-Mobile Little League® Call Up Grant should visit LittleLeague.org/CallUpGrant. Prior to filling out the application, interested families should identify their local league by visiting PlayLittleLeague.org and reach out to their local league to find out more information about registration dates and fees.

If I have already registered and paid for my child in our local league for the 2020 season, can I apply for reimbursement?

It is encouraged that families apply for the T-Mobile Little League® Call Up Grant prior to registering with their local Little LeagueLeague® program. However, Little LeagueLeague® understands that many families may have already registered for the 2020 season. Families who qualify for this grant program but have already registered with their local Little LeagueLeague® program for the 2020 season, are eligible to apply for reimbursements as long as they are able to provide both low-income verification and proof of registration/payment to their local league. Families must upload a copy of their receipt that they received from their local league that includes the child’s name, league name, amount paid, and the date paid. Eligible families should apply at LittleLeague.org/CallUpGrant. To find out the status of your league registration, contact your local league.

What are the application process qualifications?
  1. Low-income families across the country can register their children for Little League® in either the baseball, softball, or challenger division.
  2. The T-Mobile Little League® Call Up Grant is available to eligible families with children as young as 4 years old interested in joining Little League®.
  3. Parents, legal guardians, league officers, or advocates may apply online by visiting LittleLeague.org/CallUpGrant to receive funding to cover Little League® registration fees up to $125.
  4. Checks will be written out and mailed to the local Little League® program if registration fees have not been paid. If fees have already been paid, checks will be made out and mailed to the listed parent or court-appointed legal guardian.
  5. Families requesting reimbursement must provide an electronic copy of the receipt they received from their local league showing they paid their registration fees including:
    • Name of League
    • Name of Child
    • Cost paid
    • Date paid
  6. Families must submit an electronic copy of one of the following documents verifying their low-income status to complete the online registration:
    • Free / Reduced Lunch (FRL) verification letter
    • SNAP
    • WIC
    • Foster child paperwork
How often can I apply for a grant?

An application can be submitted for a qualified child once per season. Our goal is to keep your child on the field and in the game!

Does each child in the same family need a separate application?

Yes, please create an application for each child that you are requesting a T-Mobile Little League® Call Up Grant.

How quickly will I receive the T-Mobile Little League® Call Up Grant?

You will receive a notification via email about the status of your grant within three (3) business days of applying. Checks will be sent within two (2) business days from approval. If you have not received an email notifying you of the status of your grant, please contact KIDS in the GAME at [email protected].

What if I no I longer have proof of Free/Reduced Lunch or other documentation verifying my low-income status?

Use another form of documentation to complete your application:

  • SNAP
  • WIC
  • Foster care letter

NOTE: All applications submitted without qualified documentation will automatically be declined. Please ensure you submit your most current documentation. We encourage you to reapply when you can provide current documentation.

What if I'm with a CEP School?

Use another form of documentation to complete your application:

  • SNAP
  • WIC
  • Foster care letter

NOTE: All applications submitted without qualified documentation will automatically be declined. Please ensure you submit your most current documentation. We encourage you to reapply when you can provide current documentation.

Do club or travel teams qualify?

No. Only families looking to participate in an affiliated Little League® program are eligible. To find a league near you visit PlayLittleLeague.org.

If approved for the T-Mobile Little League® Call Up Grant, who is the check written out to and where is it sent?

If a family has not yet registered or paid registration fees with a local Little League® program for 2020 season:

  • Checks will be made out and sent to the local Little League® program that the child will be participating with. You will select your local league during the application process based on the child’s parent or guardian’s home address and/or address of the school the child attends.

If a family has registered, but not yet paid registration fees with a local Little League® program for 2020 season:

  • Checks will be made out and sent to the local Little League® program that the child will be participating with. You will select your local league during the application process based on the child’s Parent or Guardian’s home address and/or address of the school the child attends.

If a family has registered and paid registration fees with a local Little League® program for 2020 season:

  • If you are seeking reimbursement, the check will be made out and sent to the parent or legal guardian provided.
Am I guaranteed if I apply?

Grant funding will be provided as resources allow and are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis for all qualified players and families.

What if I cannot use the grant as originally intended on my application?

Please contact KIDS in the GAME at [email protected] or by phone at 541-508-3966. We can help work out a plan to use the grant for a future Little League® program.

Will the T-Mobile Little League® Call Up Grant be available for the 2021 season?

Yes, families who have not yet registered or paid for their local league for the 2021 season will be eligible to apply.

What if my registration fee exceeds $125?

The T-Mobile Little League® Call Up Grant will cover a family’s registration fees up to $125, however, some local Little League® program’s fees are higher than that allotted amount to help cover the league’s operating expenses. While registration fees and equipment needs for youth activities are a reality, at no time should payment of any fee be a prerequisite for participation in the Little League® program. It is important for local leagues to find a way to ensure that every child has the opportunity to be a part of the program, no matter their family’s financial situation. We encourage families in this scenario to work with their local Little League® Board of Directors to identify other solutions to help offset those registration costs and ensure those children have the opportunity to enjoy the Little League® experience. Additional tips for local leagues on how to handle this situation can be found on LittleLeagueUniversity.org.

What if a player is denied for a grant, but still has a financial need that restricts their ability to play?

While registration fees and equipment needs for youth activities are a reality, at no time should payment of any fee be a prerequisite for participation in the Little League® program. It is important for local leagues to find a way to ensure that every child has the opportunity to be a part of the program, no matter their family’s financial situation. We encourage families in this scenario to work with their local Little League® Board of Directors to identify other solutions to help offset those registration costs and ensure those children have the opportunity to enjoy the Little League® experience. Additional tips for local leagues on how to handle this situation can be found on LittleLeagueUniversity.org.

Step-by-Step Application Instructions

Below is a list of step-by-step instructions for families looking to apply for the T-Mobile Little League® Call Up Grant for the 2020 season. While multiple scenarios are listed below, any questions about this process can be sent to [email protected].

Parents that have not registered or paid registration fees with the local Little League® program.
  1. Find your local Little League®program
  2. Gather all eligibility documents
  3. Apply for T-Mobile Little League® Call Up Grant
  4. An approval letter will be sent to families qualified
  5. Checks will be mailed directly to your local Little League®
  6. Register for local league through local league website
  7. For more information, contact your local Little League® President
  8. Play Ball!
Parents that have registered, but have not yet paid registration fees with their local Little League® program.

*NOTE: Leagues May Apply On Behalf of Parent*

    1. Gather all eligibility documents
    2. Apply for T-Mobile Little League® Call Up Grant
    3. An approval letter will be sent to families qualified
    4. Checks will be mailed directly to your local Little League®
    5. Confirm with your local league that payment has been received
    6. Play Ball!

NOTE: While local league officials are permitted to apply on behalf of a parent and/or family through this same process, it is encouraged to have the parent/family fill out the application to ensure the information is accurate and the appropriate, required forms are uploaded correctly.

Parents that have already registered AND paid registration fees with their local Little League® program.
    1. Gather all eligibility documents
    2. Apply for T-Mobile Little League® Call Up Grant

NOTE: Families must upload a copy of their receipt that they received from their local league that includes the child’s name, league name, amount paid, and the date paid.

    1. Approval letter will be sent to families qualified
    2. Checks will be mailed directly to parent or court appointed legal guardian
    3. Play Ball!

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