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The NFL Foundation/LISC Grassroots Field Grant Program announced grants totaling $3 million to newly build or significantly renovate fields in parks, schools or at community organizations in 14 cities from Brooklyn to Houston and Racine, WI to Indian Trail, NC. The funds will be used for improvements such as irrigation systems, lights, bleachers, scoreboards ...
This week, Buffalo LISC staff joined our partners at the Massachusetts Avenue Project, NYS Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, New York State Homes and Community Renewal, Empire State Development, and many local representatives to celebrate the opening of the new Farmhouse & Community Food Training Center.
In 1998 – the very year that the Buffalo local office opened – LISC teamed up with the NFL Foundation to launch a program called Grassroots Grants. The idea was to create a partnership that would help neighborhood-based groups create or revitalize local football fields in low-income communities, improving access to safe, quality recreational spaces for youth ...