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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who is eligible?

A. Any person is eligible for assistance from B.A.T. if he or she:

  • Has at least one day of service as an MLB player
  • Has at least two years of service with one of the following groups:
    • Major League manager or coach
    • Minor League player, manager or coach
    • Negro League player
    • Scout
    • MLB or MiLB umpire
    • Women's League of Professional Baseball
    • MLB or MiLB front office employee
    • Part-time clubhouse employee with an MLB club
    • Former MLBPA employee
  • Is a widow, widower or child, 23 years of age or younger, of any eligible person

Q. What does B.A.T. assist with?

A. Each grant application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Grants may be awarded for needs such as:

  • Addiction recovery treatment
  • Food & household necessities
  • Housing
  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral expenses
  • Health insurance & prescriptions
  • Financial education
  • Career transition & vocational training certifications

Q. What is the average duration and average amount of a grant?

A. The length and amount of each grant is determined on a case-by-case basis, as determined by need.

Q. I am eligible based on B.A.T.'s guidelines. Can B.A.T. assist my extended family member?

A. Based on B.A.T.'s guidelines, extended family members do not qualify. However, anyone can submit an application for consideration.

Q. How do I submit a grant?

A. Please visit our grant application website here.

Q. How does B.A.T. submit payments?

A. For payments with invoices, B.A.T. pays vendors directly. For household necessities, B.A.T. can issue a debit card for use at grocery stores, gas stations, etc.