Football equipment grants available
High school and youth football teams can apply for part of $1 million in merit- and need-based equipment grants to be donated through USA Football this fall.
The grants, made possible by the non-profit NFL Youth Football Fund, can be applied for through 5 p.m. on Oct. 15 at usafootball.com. Youth teams must be non-profit to receive the grants.
Each selected youth program receives $1,000 worth of equipment and apparel from Riddell and Under Armour. The package for high school teams is valued at $1,500.
“This program helps youth football leagues and high school programs continue to make a positive impact in their communities through America’s favorite sport,” said Scott Hallenbeck, executive director of USA Football in a press release earlier this week. “Even with multiple fundraisers and registration fees, some organizations struggle to properly equip their teams. We’re proud to foster great football experiences and we’re happy that our national partners – Riddell and Under Armour – share our vision.”
Since 2006, USA Football, the national governing body for youth and amateur football, has distributed more than $2 million.The NFL Youth Football Fund is a joint effort ot the NFL and NFL Players Association started in 1998.