For the fourth consecutive year, USA Football and FieldTurf will accept applications for their Field Building Grant program. Municipalities, school systems and tax-exempt youth leagues are eligible for grants to be used toward the purchase of a FieldTurf product.
Since 2011, five new fields have been constructed with a number of other grant-aided projects in the works.
Applications are available at www.usafootball.com/fieldgrants and will be accepted through March 31. Grants will be awarded based on merit and need.
USA Football and FieldTurf annually award Field Building Grants, each in the form of a $50,000 credit toward the purchase of a FieldTurf product.
USA Football is the sport’s national governing body in the United States, manages U.S. national teams in the sport and is one of 64 national federations spanning six continents dedicated solely to football. FieldTurf, the official synthetic turf of USA Football since 2011, is the global leader in the manufacturing of synthetic turf sports fields.
USA Football members – youth football coaches, players, league commissioners and game officials – reside in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
FieldTurf has installed thousands of football fields at the high school and municipal level throughout the United States in addition to more than 100 football fields for NCAA Division I schools along with game and/or practice fields for 21 of the NFL’s 32 teams.
About FieldTurf: FieldTurf offers industry-leading engineering and manufacturing resources and leads the synthetic turf industry with regard to setting higher environmental standards. FieldTurf is the global market leader in terms of synthetic sports fields with more than 7,000 fields installed. Additionally, FieldTurf has attained more than 15,000 satisfied customers in high quality pet, residential, commercial and municipal landscaping solutions, playground surfacing and has a complete range of golf and tennis products. FieldTurf synthetic turf customers enjoy the benefits of significantly reduced water consumption, the elimination of fertilizer and pesticides, superior durability and drainage and a product that looks and feels real. The positive environmental impact of FieldTurf provides the added benefit of LEED building contributions.
About USA Football: Indianapolis-based USA Football (usafootball.com) is the sport’s national governing body, leading the game’s development for youth, high school and other amateur football players. The independent nonprofit creates and operates programs supported and endorsed by leaders in medicine, child advocacy and football spanning youth through professional levels to establish standards rooted in education for a safer, better game. USA Football is the official youth football development partner of the NFL and partners with the NCAA’s Atlantic Coast Conference as well as the Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences. USA Football was endowed by the NFL Youth Football Fund in 2002