NFL Foundation

Football Field Improvement Projects – Aug 30

Posted on June 10, 2019

NFL Foundation Grassroots Program Invites Proposals for Field Improvement Projects

The NFL Foundation Grassroots Program is a partnership of the National Football League Foundation, which provides funding for the program, and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), which provides technical assistance and manages the program.

The goal of the program is to provide nonprofit, neighborhood-based organizations with financial and technical assistance that enables them to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local football fields.

To that end, the program provides grants of up to $250,000 for capital improvement projects.

Strong preference will be given to proposals that (1) seek funds to upgrade existing facilities that are in poor condition or otherwise underutilized; (2) demonstrate active use of the fields; (3) attract matching funding that exceeds the minimum required match of 1:1; (4) involve local partnerships with nonprofit community partners (e.g., USA Football, Parks and Recreation Departments, YMCA branches, etc.) to promote youth sports safety and community programming on the fields; (5) provide for continuing maintenance and field safety; and (6) involve youth football programs that are currently registered and compliant with USA Football’s Heads Up Football player safety program. As noted above, grants are given only for capital expenditures.

Applicants may request a maximum of $250,000 for capital improvements. In order to be eligible for a grant, projects must be sponsored by a nonprofit community-based organization registered as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code or be a middle or high school. In addition, all organizations applying for funds must be located within an NFL target market and serve low- to moderate-income areas within those markets.

The NFL requests that proposals be emailed as a PDF attachment to

Proposals are due by August 30, 2019. Please read the complete RFP before submitting a proposal.

Deadline: August 30, 2019

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