Grants for Your Football Needs

USA Football grants to help grow and improve the sport.

YOUTH PROGRAM GRANTS

The USA Football Grant Program helps organizations and teams operate their program or improve and enhance the quality of the athlete experience. USA Football is proud to work with partners in the football marketplace to make this happen.

TWO GRANT CYCLES

SPRING & FALL GRANTS

You spoke, we listened. With two grant cycles to help youth football organizations, we’re trying to make using a grant easier.

These grants are meant to help programs grow, improve and sustain their league. This includes equipment for various game types, along with uniforms and apparel packages that fit any budget.

SPRING GRANTS

Youth organizations that enroll by March 10, 2023, are eligible to receive our Spring Grants. Please ensure that enrollment is completed by a league administrator. USA Football does not require a separate Spring Grant application, enrollment is your Spring Grant application. Youth organizations that enroll after March 10, 2023, will not be eligible to receive our Spring Grants.
Enroll now at the button below or learn more about enrollment here.

USA Football will review spring grant enrollments March – April and notify all organizations of award or denial via email April – May*.

*Dates are approximate and subject to change.

FALL GRANTS

Youth organizations that enroll with USA Football are eligible to receive our Fall Grant application. Please bookmark this page and watch your inbox July – August* for information on our Fall Grant.

*Dates are approximate and subject to change.

GRANT PACKAGES

GAME TYPE EQUIPMENT PACKAGES
Non-Contact
Package with USA Football branded belts & footballs.
Limited Contact: TackleBar®*
TackleBar Harness package through Riddell®
Limited Contact: Padded Flag*
Package with USA Football branded flag belts and footballs
Contact**
Riddell Offer for Helmets and Shoulder Pads
UNIFORM & APPAREL PACKAGE
This grant goes towards your purchase of uniforms and additional items ordered through BSN SPORTS™.
GIRLS FLAG GRANT**
The Girls Flag Grant will help leagues grow their offerings and give them the tools to start a girls only flag program. Through the grant, leagues will receive support and resources to bring girls only flag football to life and help grow the game of football while spreading the message of football for all. The Girls Flag Grants for 2023 will pen soon and requires a separate application. Please bookmark this page for details.
INSURANCE GRANT**
The Insurance Grant is designed to assist organizations with costs when they meet certain standards to protect their athletes and their organization. Youth organizations that enroll with USA Football are eligible to apply for this grant. The Insurance Grant for 2023 will open soon and requires a separate application. Bookmark this page for details.
* Subject to availability.
** This package will require an additional application beyond what is included within enrollment.

CATCH GRANT

Charitable Assistance To Challenges & Hardships


Not sure what route to take after experiencing trouble? USA Football offers CATCH Grants for organizations who are in need of assistance, outside of normal operations, due to critical circumstances, natural disasters, or other hardships. Please review CATCH Grant FAQs for more information and to determine eligibility, if you have any questions regarding CATCH Grants email grants@usafootball.com and we’ll be happy to assist you.

NFL WAY TO PLAY AWARDS


USA Football is a proud partner of the NFL Way To Play Awards. Each week of the NFL Season, the NFL recognizes an NFL Flag youth player, a high school football player and an NFL Player who makes impactful, savvy plays using proper technique.

The winning player's club or school program receives a USA Football equipment or uniform grant in their name and receives award recognition on Good Morning Football. If you know a youth flag player (10-17) or high school tackle player that has demonstrated excellent technique and impacted the outcome of a game or overall season, nominate them through the buttons below.

GRANT PROGRAM PARTNERS

These partners make USA Football’s grant program possible.