FTC Team Grants

2015-2016 FIRST Tech Challenge Team Transition Grant

This year a grant is being offered to give more students access to a STEM experience that will positively impact their lives and to assist all teams with the new FTC technology transition. We are offering a Technology Transition Grant to rookie teams in the amount of $575 ($275 covers registration fee for North America teams + $300 covers product cost) and a to veteran teams in the amount of $275 (which covers registration for North America teams). This grant will be available to teams when they register in TIMS, however they MUST fill out an FTC Technology Transition Grant application to be eligible. Please note that funding is limited and all grants are awarded through a need-based application process. Click Here to Apply.

Due to overwhelming interest in our FTC New Technology Grant, we are extending the processing time from 24-48 hours to 2 weeks. We have also created a rubric to help teams and students in applying for the FTC Technology Grant. This rubric asks teams to provide information about their team, their school, and their region.

Grant winners will be chosen based on need. Teams that anticipate receiving a second grant for the 2015 season should wait to complete their checkout until they have received all of their grants. Teams that pay before receiving the FTC Technology Transition Grant will no longer be eligible to receive the grant. Teams may only receive one Transition Grant per season. FIRST is still working on raising additional grant funding, but applications will be accepted until December 31st or when grant funds are depleted, whichever comes first.

This grant would not be possible without the support of the following sponsors: Qualcomm, DEKA Foundation, Alcoa Foundation, Center for Energy Workforce Development, FedEx, PTC, GitHub, Dow. Thank you!

BAE Systems FIRST Team Grant

For more information and to apply, go to the BAE Systems FIRST Grant webpage.

Regional FTC Team Grant Opportunities

Many states/regions have sponsor-funded grant opportunities for rookie and veteran teams. Check the list below to see if there are any grants available in your area.

State/Region Grant Opportunity
 California Rockwell Collins FIRST Grant - Tustin and Carlsbad regions only
 Florida Rockwell Collins FIRST Grant
 Iowa Rockwell Collins FIRST Grant
 Maryland Rockwell Collins FIRST Grant
 Iowa Rockwell Collins FIRST Grant

Rockwell Collins FIRST Grant

Texas Workforce Commission Grant

 Virgina Rockwell Collins FIRST Grant

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