The Pittsburgh Steelers and USA Football have partnered to award grants to local youth and school football programs throughout the area.
Individual grants are valued up to $1,000, and provide resources for programs including tackle football equipment, portable field lines, adult volunteer background checks and wearable technology.
The equipment grant program is funded by the NFL Foundation, the league’s nonprofit representing all 32 franchises.
“USA Football is proud to work with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the NFL Foundation and our partners to support youth leagues and scholastic programs around the country and help them deliver exceptional football-playing experiences to their athletes and families,” said USA Football CEO and Executive Director Scott Hallenbeck. “‘Football For All’ more than describes our Football Development Model — it’s a commitment that guides our work. With the NFL Foundation’s support, our grant program is another avenue that brings this mission to life.”
“We place a high emphasis on supporting youth football in the Pittsburgh area and are pleased to help assist local youth programs with the resources and equipment they need to continue to learn and enjoy playing the sport of football,” Steelers President and NFL Foundation Board of Directors member Art Rooney II said. “We are proud to continue our tradition of partnering with USA Football and the NFL Foundation to help youth and school-based football programs throughout the Pittsburgh area.”
Since 2006, USA Football’s grant program has awarded more than $15 million for football programs across the country. Grants have directly impacted over 500,000 football players across 9,500 programs in the U.S.