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IHSA Member Schools Eligible for NFL Foundation Grant

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The IHSA Office is excited to announce that its member schools are eligible to apply for a three-year grant sponsored through a collaboration between the NFL Foundation, Gatorade, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), the Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) that will provide funding to public high schools with football programs that have limited or no access to an athletic trainer. This program is an expansion of the athletic trainer initiatives developed and implemented by the NFL Foundation and its partners over the past two years.

The NFL Foundation will award up to 150 grants to high schools in the four pilot states (Arizona, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Oregon). Each grant will be in the amount of $35,000 awarded over a three-year period to fund an athletic training program. The number of grants provided will be at the discretion of an appointed review panel.

This grant offers an unbelievable opportunity for IHSA member schools to bolster its player-safety efforts. The deadline to apply for the grant is December 16th.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to bring an athletic trainer to your school!

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