FRC Grant Information
Introduction to Team Grants
Team grants are sponsor-directed funds that are distributed by FIRST Headquarters. If you receive a grant, please make sure to read the sponsor’s instructions carefully. Each sponsor has different requirements.
Depending on the grant, the funds can cover:
We encourage all teams to apply for grants. Grants can help create lasting relationships with organizations that sometimes provide:
- Mentors for your team
- Expert advice
Things to Keep In Mind
Receiving a national grant can be a competitive process, with each sponsor evaluating teams based on different criteria. Submitting a grant application does not guarantee funding for your team. In fact, only about 50 percent of teams receive a national grant during a typical FRC season.
Relying on grant funds that you have not received yet can get your team into a tricky financial situation. While you are waiting to learn the status of your grant application, we recommend working on a backup plan. There are many other ways you can raise funds for your team. Some resources include:
- FRC Handbook
- Regional Director
- Team Fundraising Toolkit
- Sample Team Business Plans- Sample one and Sample two
- School or Local Nonprofit Organization
These are only some suggestions of the many ways your team can raise money. The season can be very busy, so make sure to start fundraising early.
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