AYSO EPIC Grant Program
AYSO has just rebranded its renowned VIP Program…to EPIC, standing for Everyone Plays In our Community.
Launched in 1991, AYSO’s VIP Program was established to give players with intellectual and physical challenges, the opportunity to play and enjoy the beautiful game.
The EPIC rebrand is designed to remind AYSO members and the surrounding community that AYSO is a place that everyone can play, no matter your ability. We are so excited to also have one of our longstanding partners, Augusta Sportswear, be a part of this rebrand in supporting existing and new programs with resources, from free uniforms for players and buddies, grants for equipment and marketing collateral to help spread the word.
Depending on the size of your Region, as noted below, you can apply for funds up to the max amount for your size.
Small/Medium Regions (301-1,499 players*): $750
Large Regions (1,500+ players*): $1,000
Funds can be used for scholarships, marketing supplies, equipment, etc. Uniforms and Buddy shirts will be provided in addition to the grant if requested.
Even if you are not applying for grant funds, please feel out the grant application to receive uniforms and buddy shirts.
Please Note: Uniforms are for EPIC players only.
A marketing bundle will be provided for current and new programs to include a customizable banner, yard sign, digital flyers and social media posts. Any additional marketing collateral will be available for purchase on the AYSO Marketing Toolkit.
Grant Open Application – February 9 – May 5, 2023
- May 8 – May 19, 2023 – Grant Review Window
- Week of May 22– Applicants are informed of approved funds/resources and timeline
- June 1 – August 1– Funds/Uniforms/Equipment distributed
Please find the grant application below, only complete applications will be considered.
Grant Application Window is Closed.
PLEASE NOTE: Regions must be in good financial standing to receive funds. Applicants will be reviewed by the AYSO Finance Department to confirm financial standing.
All recipients will be required to fill out a reconciliation form on use of funds.
Questions? Please email Marketing@ayso.org