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USA Youth & High School Rugby Partnership Apply for a Grant Today!

May 11, 2022

The US Rugby Foundation is partnering with USA Youth & High School Rugby to provide seed funding to encourage the formation of new high school rugby programs.

The Foundation is providing $100,000 for this national program to expand single school rugby programs throughout the United States.“

We are happy to support the efforts of USA Youth and High School Rugby to create at least 20 new high school teams around the country,” said US Rugby Foundation President, Brian Vizard. “Youth and high school rugby is the cornerstone of our mission and always will be. We have an opportunity and the funding available to help grow the sport at the grassroots level and we are going to do it. It is one of the largest grants we have ever awarded and we think it is money well invested.”

Applicants from across the country are welcome to apply and we expect the process to be highly competitive. A key mission and function of this program is to drive sustainable growth and legacies for the entire community to benefit from. As such, the program will be conducted with the assistance of State Youth Rugby Organizations.

The application will have four key elements that will be assessed:

1. Governance Structure

2. Financial plan and budget

3. Rugby Development

4. Fields/EquipmentGrant applications must be submitted directly to USAY&HS.

They will review all applications and will work directly with the schools to ensure all of the necessary planning has been done. Once USAY&HS has approved the grant, a submission of funds request will be made to the US Rugby Foundation.

“This is an incredible commitment from the US Rugby Foundation and one we are pleased to celebrate,” said USA Rugby CEO, Ross Young. “Generating more opportunities and entryways for student-athletes to find rugby is undoubtedly crucial to game development, we salute the efforts of both the US Rugby Foundation and USAY&HS in this partnership”.

If your high school is interested in applying for a grant, click the button below.

Applications will be accepted between March 17th and July 31st, 2022 with funding to be made available between September 2022 – August 2023.

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The Foundation is most thankful to its donors, Mike Girton and Bill Fraumann, for their generosity and forward-thinking.