The NFL Foundation Grassroots Program, administered by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and funded by the National Football League Foundation, provides support for nonprofit neighborhood-based organizations and middle or high schools to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local football fields.
OHIO Target Markets:
* Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Dayton, Clermont, Butler, Warren, OH;
* Cleveland Browns Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Garfield Heights, Parma Heights, Columbus, Toledo, Youngstown, Lorain County, OH
Eligibility: All organizations applying for funds must be located within NFL Target Markets and serve low-to moderate-income areas within those markets. A list of eligible communities is included in the Request for Proposals (RFP). Visit the LISC website to download the RFP.
Award: Matching Field Surface Grants of up to $250,000 are available to help finance the resurfacing of community, middle school, or high school football fields. General Field Support Grants of up to $50,000 are available for capital projects not associated with the actual field surface, such as the installation or refurbishment of bleachers, concession stands, lights, etc.
Deadline: The application deadline is August 30, 2019.
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