Grants for Your Football Needs

USA Football grants for equipment, fields and disaster relief enhance teams’ football experience.

The USA Football Grant Program enables youth leagues and scholastic teams to upgrade equipment, improve playing fields, and recover from natural disasters. Applications for equipment, field, and product grants are available each spring.



Get the equipment that your team or league needs.

USA Football has partnered with multiple sponsors to help your organization in every aspect. From Riddell helmets to Badger uniforms, we can provide your team with the gear they need. Practicing with outdated equipment? Apply to receive the most innovative equipment from Tackle Tube or Shadowman Sports. If your program needs a qualified coaching staff, PeopleTrail is your go-to for background checks.

Grants are awarded based on need, merit, and your organization’s involvement with USA Football programs.


Get $50,000 toward a new synthetic turf football field or $20,000 for new field lighting

Together with FieldTurf and Musco Lighting, USA Football is helping make football field building projects more affordable for football organizations and communities.

We award field-building grants every year with each recipient receiving a $50,000 voucher toward the purchase of a FieldTurf synthetic field. Through these grants, we bring higher-quality, durable football fields to the communities that need them most — and help to create a better, safer game for football athletes.

As a new proud partner of USA Football, Musco Lighting is awarding $20,000 grants as part of the organization’s field building initiative. Musco’s Total Light Control—TLC for LED® technology delivers high-quality field lighting while greatly reducing glare and preserving darkness in the surrounding neighborhood. These grants will create exciting new opportunities for your community and provide a safer, more enjoyable experience for players.


Replace equipment lost from natural disasters or theft.

The NFL Foundation and USA Football provide equipment donations to youth and high school football organizations affected by theft or natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and fire.

Each application is reviewed by USA Football’s grant committee for eligibility, which includes registration as a 501c3 nonprofit organization and affiliation with Heads Up Football.


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Get answers to commonly asked questions about the USA Football Grant Program, and find out how to sign up for notification of upcoming application opportunities.