Truf Grant

Field Building Grant Details

Grants are awarded in the form of vouchers toward the purchase of a FieldTurf synthetic surface. Each winner will be awarded a $50,000 voucher that it will be able to redeem directly with FieldTurf to reduce the price of its field project. Vouchers must be redeemed and the field constructed within 12 month of the grant award.


Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for a Field Building Grant:

  • Be located in the United States and be building a football field in the United States.
  • Be a not-for-profit organization, municipality (including Parks and Recreation agencies), public school or sovereign tribal nation.
  • Own or have a minimum of a 10- year lease or use agreement on the land where the football field will be constructed.
  • Provide a site plan for the project.
  • Demonstrate the financial means to complete the project within twelve (12) months of the Grant award.
  • Choose FieldTurf » as the synthetic turf product for the field.

Grant Requirements

Grant recipients must comply with the following requirements:

  • grand turf

    The USA Football and FieldTurf logos will be permanently installed in the playing surface during the installation at no additional cost to the grant recipient.

    To the left is Berea-Midpark School in Berea, OH.
  • grand turf

    Host a grand opening public relations event with USA Football and FieldTurf when the project is complete.

  • grand turf
    Provide photos of the project to USA Football, including before and after photos of field construction.
  • grand turf

    Provide USA Football with usage of the field at no cost at future USA Football events, such as clinics and camps, subject to field availability as determined by the grant recipient.


Grant applications must be received by

April 20, 2016 | 4:00 pm

FAQs about a FieldTurf field

  • How much does a full renovation of a field cost?

    Prices vary from region to region and from product to product. It also depends on the sports your field turf surface will be used for.

    Here is a general estimate of the initial cost of an artificial turf football field.
    It is broken down into two parts:

    • 1) Drainage base: The drainage base consists of compacted stone materials found beneath the turf carpet, providing a level surface, which allows precipitation to trickle through it before reaching the drainage system. For a typical full-sized football or soccer turf field, approximately $4 per square foot should be budgeted for the drainage base. Drainage bases can have a life expectancy of 20-30 years (the life of 2 to 3 turf fields).
    • 2) Turf: The turf panels (carpet) are laid on top of the drainage base, and the infill materials are layered into the carpet to provide footing to the athlete and protection from the stone base below. For typical, full-sized football, a conservative price of $4.75 per square foot should be budgeted. View our Cost Analysis page for a detailed breakdown of the costs and return on investment ».
  • How long does a turf field last?

    The industry standard is an 8- year warranty on the turf materials. FieldTurf's attention to quality control allows us to boast the most number of fields that have outlasted their warranty. We have more fields that have lasted 10, 11, 12 or even 13 years than all of our competitors combined! Read more information on the Durability of our fields ».

  • What kind of maintenance am I looking at?

    A synthetic turf field needs far less maintenance than a natural grass field; however, this does not mean that it should go without care. Brushing, aerating, raking and sweeping the surface should all be part of the standard process of maintaining your artificial turf field.For more information, visit our Maintenance page to view our turf field maintenance video or download the guidelines PDF ».

  • What teams are playing on FieldTurf?

    The majority of our 4,500 artificial grass systems have been installed for high schools, colleges and municipalities across North America. Our quality has also been coveted by the highest profile sports teams. Below is a sample of the NFL, MLS and NCAA teams playing on FieldTurf.

    Professional Teams
    New England Patriots (NFL) Seattle Seahawks (NFL) Atlanta Falcons (NFL) Detroit Lions (NFL) Indianapolis Colts (NFL) Seattle Sounders (MLS) New England Revolution (MLS) Portland Timbers (MLS)
    NCAA Football Teams
    Ohio State Buckeyes Texas Longhorns Oregon Ducks Arizona Wildcats Michigan Wolverines Washington Huskies Washington State Cougars Minnesota Golden Gophers
    NCAA Baseball Teams
    Creighton Blue Jays Louisville Cardinals Illinois Illini Columbia Lions Air Force Falcons Cincinnati Bearcats Rhode Island Rams Oregon State Beavers
  • How long does a FieldTurf installation take?

    Each installation is customized for each client and subject to weather conditions. An approximate installation time for a typical, new football turf field or soccer turf field is 60 days from start to finish.To obtain more details, see our Installation and Construction section ».

  • Are there minimum dimensions for the field grant?

    There are not, however, this will depend on the area you have available for the construction of a new field or replacing your field. Football fields are approximately 80,000 square feet.

Receive a notice from USA Football regarding the opening of the grant application by subscribing to the Offers and Grants Newsletter »

USA Football evaluates grant applications based on need, merit, and the organization's involvement in Heads Up FootballSM. Please email if you have any questions.