Tuesday, August 12, 2014

U.S. Soccer Foundation Invites Letters of Interest for Safe Places to Play Grants

The U.S. Soccer Foundation is once again accepting Letters of Interest for their Safe Places to Play program to provide children in urban areas with places to play soccer. The program will award grants up to $200,000 for the installation of field surfaces, lighting, and irrigation for field space and are intended to help provide children in underserved communities with spaces to play in a healthy and safe environment.

To be eligible for the grant, applicants must:
  • Apply on behalf of a program or project operating in the U.S.
  • Be a non-profit organization, school, municipality, college or university, or sovereign tribal nation.
  • Apply as, or on behalf of, a field-building project.
  • Own or have a minimum of a ten-year land lease/land use agreement on the land where the field-building project will take place.

Letters of interest must be received no later than September 24, 2014. Upon review, select applicants will be invited to submit a full application. For more information on Safe Places to Play, click here. For more information on the U.S. Soccer Foundation and their initiatives, click here.

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