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September 24, 2009

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 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.

Posted by Katherine Dunn at 10:02 AM | | Comments (10)
Categories: Football


I would like to apply fpr this grant for the high school that I coach at.I didn't know anyhting about this grant until I was brousing on the internet.We are in need of some new things and a grant will sure help us out.I can't really say anything about this until we are able to apply and receive a grant.

We are planning to begin football next year 2010-11 at our High School. It is a non-profit Christian School and with a 501c3 status in its 10th year of serving students. We are planning to join a conference with 9 other teams. Do you sponsor 8 man team football leagues?

I am a student/athlete and i'm intreasted in applying my high school team into this grant. We are a division 3A school and are just short of somthing from achieving that state title. we are the only Catholic school/co-ed high school that hasnt made it to our goal in this area and i think this grant is exactly what we need to give back to our community and prove to all our hard working aluimni that we are still what they made this school to be.

We would like to get the information to apply for this grant. We are restating our Football program for the 2010 season. And we need to supply 4 teams from head to toe. If you know of anywhere else to look also please pass on the info.

i am a coach and board member of the crown valley colts, we are a relatively new football program in a small town and fund raising has been a tedious task. We have been using our local high school football field for games but may soon lose that privilge, so we have been trying to raise funds to equip a local soccer field. would like to know more about how to apply for this grant,
thanks bob

Our school is being faced with a very difficult financial issue. Late this fall, after football season, our stadium pole lights had to be taken down due to age and structural issues. The estimated cost to replace the poles and lights is 180,000. The district is paying for the electrictal updates but the cost of the poles is falling into the lap of the athletic boosters and community.
Our booster org. is wonderful and has contributed greatly to all of our sports programs but this is quite a chunk of change. We have organized a special fund raising committee but we only have until July 1st to have the work done and paid for to have lights for the 2010 season.
We could use any help.

Our organization is in need of new helmets this year. After so many years we have to get new ones or get the old ones reconditioned. this year we are starting our program with very little money. We are a small non-profit organization that relies on fundraisers and registration to get the things we need. Our transportation in 2009 cost us 3500.00. This took a good chuck of our money for the year. We could really use some help this year.

i am a football coach for little league football in a small town we are having to use our local high school practice field to play our games as we lost lost our field in a political issue i would like to know how i can apply for this grant as we need this to keep youth football going in this community

thanks Coach Dean

how do I go about receiving information on becoming non-profit and how to receive grants for a youth football team who needs everything.

We are from a small town and are looking for grants to help fund upgrades to our aging football field. Does anyone know where I can start looking? How do we get information on this grant?

Thank you for any input.

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