Thanks to leadership and fundraising efforts begun many years ago under former WFCA Executive Director Dick Rundle, the WFCA is in an outstanding financial position and is able to provide a new grant program to distribute funds to member schools to assist with budget constraints. Please read the information, requirements, and process below carefully to determine if a WFCA Grant may be beneficial to your program. The deadline to apply is May 1st.
The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) is offering grants to Wisconsin high school football programs. The purpose of the Grant is to supplement high school football budgets with an emphasis on the health and well-being of the students participating in state high school programs. The WFCA Grant is designed to enhance programs beyond what a typical budget will cover. Elements such as player safety, injury prevention, and concussion protocol are examples of items the WFCA would entertain and apply weight to in determining recipients of a WFCA Grant. Things that the Grant is NOT intended for include: coach’s salaries, equipment reconditioning, and game uniforms, to name a few.
Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded yearly with a maximum of $60,000 being awarded in any given year. Grant amounts smaller than $3,000 will also be considered.
Any Wisconsin high school football program can apply for the WFCA Grant. Significance will be applied to schools with a yearly budget or three-year average budget under $3,000. The head coach of the applicant program must be a member of the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association.
Schools can apply for WFCA Grants from the end of the Spring Clinic to May 1st. Recipient schools will be announced by June 1st of each year. The WFCA Grant Committee will review all Grant applications. A check will be sent directly to the school if a Grant is awarded. Schools must send the WFCA proof of items purchased. Schools may re-apply yearly if a Grant is not received. Schools that are awarded a Grant may re-apply for a WFCA Grant in three years.