Grants for Your Football Needs

USA Football grants to help grow and improve the sport.

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.


Help for Youth Programs Largest Expenses

Get assistance to lower costs on equipment, insurance and uniforms through USA Football.

USA Football’s 2021 Operations Grants will offer assistance to youth organizations that enroll with us.


  1. Enroll with USA Football by April 1, 2021 to become eligible for Operations Grants
  2. Non-equipment grant recipients will be notified via e-mail with usage deadlines
  3. Additional Equipment grant applications will be shared with eligible enrolled organizations in April
  4. Equipment grant winners will be notified in May with usage deadlines


Designed to Help Youth Programs Excel

These grants will be made available this fall to help organizations better adopt the Football Development Model (FDM).

Specifically, youth organizations will be able to apply for these grants to help grow, improve or sustain their league.

This may include grants to expand your game types, design improved league resources and further develop your coaches.

Details on this grant and eligibility will be made available in the summer of 2021 and grant awards will take place in the first quarter of 2022.


These partners make USA Football’s grant program possible.


USA Football and MUSCO Lighting developed this exciting grant opportunity to allow your organization to get funds to help build or renovate your field lighting system. MUSCO Lighting will work with grant recipients to provide materials and a turnkey state-of-the-art lighting structure system installation.

Each grant will provide $20,000 towards the overall system and installation quote. Grant applications are open April 1 - October 31, 2021 and will be evaluated on a rolling basis starting June 15, 2021. All grantees will be notified no later than November 12, 2021. All recipients will be notified by November 12, 2021.