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Financial Grants/One Goal

OneGoal Michigan

The Michigan Amateur Hockey Association and its affiliate members take an active role in increasing player participation and promoting hockey development in the state.  The MAHA OneGoal program works in cooperation with the USA Hockey Membership Development department and a coalition of industry suporters including the National Hockey League (NHL), the NHL Players Association (NHLPA), the NHL Alumni Association, USA Hockey, Hockey Canada, rinks, Reebok-CCM, Bauer, retailers, and many others across North America who are involved with hockey. 

The “one goal” of the collective efforts of these groups is to build greater awareness and understanding of hockey so parents can make informed decisions about involving their families in the great sport of hockey. 

To assist in growing participation and promoting hockey development in the state, in 2008, MAHA has created the OneGoal Committee to oversee the initiative and each year a substantial financial commitment is dedicated to a grant program to support associations with their growth objectives.   Associations can complete and submit a grant proposal to the MAHA OneGoal Committee by the application deadline.  The committee reviews the requests and submits a recommendation to the MAHA Board of Directors for approval.  Michigan associations that receive grant funding are required to complete and submit a report to the MAHA OneGoal Committee at the end of the program with details on the use of the grant funding and the resulting participation growth.

Since 2008, MAHA has invested over $1,000,000 in growth initiatives for our local associations. Over the next several years, MAHA hopes the OneGoal program will help many Michigan hockey associations fund growth-oriented programs so they can experience a period of steady new growth of young hockey players.

2022 - 2023 Grant Information

The Michigan Amateur Hockey Association will again be offering grant funding to assist hockey associations in growing their membership in the 4-8 year old age group in the upcoming season.  Attached is a OneGoal Grant Request Form and it can also be accessed on the MAHA website.  Important information related to grant funding is as follows:

  1. Applications are due to MAHA OneGoal Chairperson by June 15, 2022 and should be submitted by email at
  2. Applications will be reviewed and associations will be notified of their grant status in early August.
  3. The maximum grant amount per association is $2500.00.
  4. Associations are limited to one grant application each year.
  5. Associations are eligible to receive grant funding every two years (unless there is funding available after all other applications are filled).  Associations can submit an application every year and it will be considered after those associations that did not receive a grant in the prior year.
  6. Please be sure to read the grant application directions and include all required information on the application.
  7. Not all grant applications will be funded as grant funding is limited.  Applications that contain the most detailed plans with the greatest chance of success will receive priority.
  8. Associations are required to pay for all expenditures in advance and submit paid receipts showing a zero balance in addition to completing all grant requirements to receive the grant funding reimbursement.
  9. Please direct any questions to MAHA OneGoal Chairperson Lyle Phair at
Lyle Phair

Lyle Phair

OneGoal Chairperson

Phone: 248-866-7047

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