USA Football’s field building grant makes projects more affordable

By Cole Bredahl | Posted 5/1/2020

Building or upgrading your football field can be a lot easier, thanks to USA Football’s field building grant program. Youth, middle and high school football programs may apply now through June 5 for a field building grant to help provide the best possible experience for football players and spectators. All scholastic programs and youth organizations that are 501(c)(3) compliant are eligible to apply for a grant at

USA Football partners Musco Lighting and OES Scoreboards will help make football field building projects more affordable for communities.

“Building or improving a football field can be a costly undertaking for a youth organization, but our field building grant program makes these needed improvements possible for organizations across the country,” said USA Football CEO & Executive Director Scott Hallenbeck. “Both of our partners in this initiative are industry leaders in providing safer, more enjoyable and more engaging experiences for football players and fans.”

Musco Lighting, a world leader in lighting systems, will award $20,000 grants as part of the organization’s field building initiative. Musco’s lighting solutions can be found anywhere from local youth fields to the Olympic Games.

OES Scoreboards, a recognized expert in LED video displays, scoreboards and timing solutions, will award $50,000 in grants towards new scoreboard and video display purchases. OES Scoreboards, which can be seen in several NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB venues, will improve game experience for players.

“It is great to have the opportunity to partner with USA Football and help youth and high school football organizations build the best possible player and spectator experience” said Jeff Stewart, CEO of OES Inc. “We’re proud to be part of growing the game and excited to provide communities and smaller venues across the county the opportunity to access to the same systems we are supplying to the NFL and NCAA venues.”

To learn more about the grant and access the application, visit here.