Grants for Your Football Needs

USA Football grants for equipment, fields and disaster relief enhance teams’ football experience.

The USA Football Grant Program enables youth football leagues and scholastic teams to upgrade equipment, improve playing fields, recover from natural disasters and acquire life-saving equipment. Applications for equipment, field and product grants are available each spring.



Get protective equipment from Riddell for your team or league.

USA Football and the NFL Foundation are committed to enhancing the football experience of all youth and amateur football athletes. We award equipment grant credits based on need, merit and an organization’s involvement with USA Football programs.

Tips for completing your application:

  • Participate in USA Football programs and work to achieve all program requirements
  • Complete your answers as accurately as possible, especially the budget information
  • Use the essays as a way to tell the story of your organization


Get $50,000 toward a new synthetic turf football field.

Together with FieldTurf, USA Football is helping make synthetic turf football fields more affordable for football organizations and communities.

We award field-building grants every year with each recipient receiving a $50,000 voucher toward the purchase of a FieldTurf synthetic field. Through these grants, we bring higher-quality, durable football fields to the communities that need them most — and help to create a better, safer game for football athletes.


Replace equipment lost from natural disasters or theft.

The NFL Foundation and USA Football provide equipment donations to youth and high school football organizations affected by theft or natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and fire.

Each application is reviewed by USA Football’s grant committee for eligibility, which includes registration as a 501c3 nonprofit organization and affiliation with Heads Up Football.


Get life-saving equipment for your program.

USA Football partners with Physio-Control to make automated defibrillators (AEDs) more accessible to football coaches, athletes, trainers and fans.

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death for youth and teen athletes during exercise, and the majority of athletes who suffer SCA on the field show no warning symptoms. Knowing how to react is crucial when a cardiac event occurs. With an AED, your teams will have the right tool, and adults will be able to react properly if an incident occurs.


Get answers to commonly asked questions about the USA Football Grant Program, and find out how to sign up for notification of upcoming application opportunities.