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AMSTI Grant New Deadline

For those following the AMSTI Grant, the deadline to apply has been pushed back to September 30. If you plan on using the grant for FLL or FLL Jr., make sure you're paying attention to what it can be used for, when the money would be available, and when you would need to purchase items. It might be a good idea to use the AMSTI grant toward things you would like to use next year rather than this year, given the timeline.

The 2020 FIRST® Robotics Competition New Team Growth Grant Application is Open!

https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/grants

Criteria for teams to be eligible for the 2020 FIRST® Robotics Competition New Team Growth Grant is attached and listed below:

Newly formed teams who are assigned team numbers that have never been used:
  • Rookie Team
  • Non-Rookie Team NOT formed from a Separation or Combine
    • More than 1 mentor with prior FIRST Robotics Competition experience OR
    • More than 5 student participants with prior FIRST Robotics Competition experience
    • NOT formed from a Separation OR Combine: Eligible for the New Team Growth Grant
  • Non-Rookie Team formed from a Separation or Combine
    • Created from a Separation or Combine: NOT eligible for the New Team Growth Grant
If you have questions please contact the grants team at:

Application Deadline:
Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, November 1st at 11:59 PM ET.  Teams must register for an event before the grant can be applied to a team's account. Teams will be notified via email of their award status by Tuesday, November 12th. Please note that completing an application does not guarantee funding and all teams should be actively fundraising and seeking additional funding opportunities.   

For additional fundraising and grant opportunities, please see the FIRST Fundraising Toolkit.

2019-2020 Tennessee Valley Authority Team Grant Application

Ends December 01, 2019
 
This grant is open to FIRST® LEGO League Junior teams, FIRST® LEGO League teams, FIRST® Tech Challenge teams, and FIRST® Robotics teams for the 2019-20 season. This grant is not eligible for a regrant and will be awarded as follows:

  • FIRST Robotics Competition Veteran team - $500 towards Registration fees
  • FIRST Robotics Competition Rookie team - $1,000 towards Registration fees
  • FIRST Tech Challenge - $306 Registration, shipping and tax
  • FIRST LEGO League Junior - $127 Registration, Inspire Set, tax and shipping
  • FIRST LEGO League - $366 Registration, Challenge Set, tax and shipping ·     
 *Any unspent tax and shipping fees will be returned to Tennessee Valley Authority*

Info & Application

FIRST Robotics Competition Rookie Team Grants

Now is the time to start a FIRST Robotics Competition team – Rookie team funding available.
 
Awarded rookie teams will receive $6,000 in registration grants over the period of two seasons ($4,000 in season 1 and $2,000 in season 2). Teams must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

    Teams must be new (first year)
    Teams must be from a country that has an existing official FIRST Robotics Competition event.
    Teams should have at least one committed mentor.
    The application must include a copy of team fundraising plan.

Apply now! The grant application deadline is Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST. Teams will be notified about whether or not they are awarded the grant on Friday, November 9. Questions can be directed to .  Please note that completing an application does not guarantee funding and all teams should be actively fundraising and seeking additional funding opportunities

Info & Application

2020 Rookie Development Grant for Veteran Teams FIRST Robotics Competition Argosy Foundation and FIRST in Alabama Grant

FIRST in Alabama is excited to announce our FIRST Robotics Competition Rookie Development Grants for the upcoming 2019-2020 Infinite Recharge season.   
 
What is it?  This grant is designed to assist with rookie team development in the state of Alabama by asking veteran teams to identify new rookie teams in their area.  The new rookie team must be identified by the veteran team to be considered for this grant.  Veteran teams identifying a new rookie, assisting them with their team development before the season begins, mentoring them through the build season and assisting them at the Rocket City Regional will be considered for this grant.  The grant will be paid to the veteran team at the Rocket City Regional 2019.  The grant is in the amount of $2,500, non-restricted.
 
Who is eligible for this grant?  Any Alabama FRC veteran team.
 
Is there any compensation for the rookie team?  No, this grant is designed to help veteran teams only.
 
What do we have to do to be considered for this grant?  You must notify FIRST in Alabama, Dana Hobbs, as soon as you have identified the rookie team that you will be assisting.  This team must be identified by the veteran team to be eligible.  If a team is currently in development through the efforts of FIRST in Alabama, that rookie is not a qualifying team for veteran grant consideration.
 
Does development and mentoring of any other level of FIRST programs (FLL Jr., FLL or FTC) count toward this grant?  No.  Only the development and mentoring of a 2019 rookie FRC team will be considered.
 
What if the rookie team isn’t from Alabama? Currently we only have funding to support teams from schools, clubs or organizations from Alabama. That could change in the future.
 
Can FIRST in Alabama help the veteran team with marketing materials for team recruitment?  Yes.  Just let us know what you need to help with your efforts.
 
Can a Veteran team mentor more than one rookie in a season?  Only one Rookie Development grant will be awarded to a veteran team per season.
 
If your veteran team is interested in participating in this grant program, the document, ‘FRC Team Mentoring Guidelines’ must be read, signed and returned to FIRST in Alabama.  This document will serve as your guide during the mentoring process.  The rookie team you will be mentoring will be asked to complete an exit survey at the end of the season.  This survey will be used determine the veteran team that will receive the ‘Excellence in Mentoring’ award to be given by FIRST in Alabama.
 
FIRST in Alabama has a goal of 8-10 new rookie teams for the upcoming 2019 season.  You can help us reach this goal.  You know the schools in your area best and can use your success as a platform for developing new teams in your area.
 
If you have questions pertaining to this grant or would like to identify a new rookie team that you are developing, please notify FIRST in Alabama at: 

Grant FAQs   Grant Application
 

2020 Infinite Recharge Rookie FIRST Robotics Competition Argosy Foundation and FIRST in Alabama Grant

  • Awarded Rookie Team will receive $3000.00 (restricted to registration) for the 2020 Infinite Recharge - Season paid directly to FIRST Headquarters into you team account.
  • Awarded Rookie Team will receive $1000.00 (educator/mentor stipend) for the 2020 Infinite Recharge Season
  • Awarded Rookie Team will receive $500.00 for specific team needs (travel, tools, robot parts, transportation) 2020 Infinite Recharge

Grant FAQs   Grant Application


2020 NASA Grant Information

  • The 2020 NASA FRC grant application will open on September 1st and close on September 30th.  The exact time will open on the 1st has not been determined as it varies every year, but when it is open it will posted to  https://robotics.nasa.gov/.
  • NASA Grant awardees are scheduled to be announced the week of November 10th.  That being said, history shows that last minute hiccups outside of our control push that date back every year.  I will keep everyone updated between now and then. 
  • I will send out an additional reminder when the NASA Grant goes live.
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