The Ministry of Sport and Community Development advises that the deadline for the receipt of applications for the Elite Athlete Assistance Programme (EAAP) for fiscal year 2021/2022 is Friday 1st April, 2022.

The eligibility criteria for athletes applying for the EAAP are as follow:

Athletes must be:

  • Nationals of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Ranking within the Top 40 of their respective sporting discipline in the world.
  • Be medallists at the Olympic Games, World Championships, Commonwealth Games, Pan Am Games and Central American and Caribbean Games
  • Represent Trinidad and Tobago at sanctioned international competitions.
  • Make themselves available for selection at the stipulated Games within the Olympic quadrennial.

Applicants must follow the guidelines as stipulated on the Grants page for Elite Athlete Assistance Programme of the Ministry’s website at

Applications for financial support must be delivered in original hard copy, by the 1st April, 2022, and addressed as follows:



The Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Sport and Community Development

Level 20, Nicholas Tower

63-65 Independence Square

Port of Spain

Despite the various challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Sport and Community Development, on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT), seeks to ensure that the efforts of its stakeholders are supported and facilitated. The Ministry remains committed to the development of sport and sport for development, as articulated in the National Policy on Sport 2017 to 2027.

The Elite Athlete Assistance Programme (EAAP) has been on offer by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago since 2006 and has supported over 120 different athletes over the years.  The programme remains essential to providing our athletes with a means of subsidizing the expenses involved in the athletic development of our most outstanding athletes as they work to bring glory, pride and honour to Trinidad and Tobago on the world stage.

For further information on EAAP matters, applicants may contact the Ministry of Sport and Community Development through