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Grant Application

If you are interested in applying for a grant, please complete the

The B.A.T. Grant Committee meets the first and third Tuesday of each month to review each grant applicants request.

Grant cases are ONLY reviewed twice a month unless an emergency is deemed by the B.A.T. office.

Documents Requested (if applicable):

  • 2018 Income Tax Return
  • Most recent pay stub
  • 2019 Social Security Benefits Letter
  • Unemployment Benefits Letter
  • Medical Report/Notes

Contact Info

Baseball Assistance Team
245 Park Avenue - 31st Floor
New York, NY 10167
TEL: 212-931-7822
FAX: 212-949-5433
BAT@mlb.com

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

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

Types of Assistance Provided:

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

A. Addiction recovery treatment

B. Food & household necessities

C. Housing

D. Medical expenses

E. Funeral expenses

F. Health insurance & prescriptions

G. Financial education

H. Career transition & vocational training certifications