FRC Team Grant Information
If your team needs assistance in finding funding, we have some information here that can potentially help you. We have grant opportunities for teams via the following: Please check back here often! These can change weekly.
Last update: October 1, 2012
Preferred Teams: Any team with a Boeing Employee as mentor
FRC Team: $6,500 Rookie team, $5,000 Veteran team
Grant Deadline: October 22nd, 2012
The Boeing company has an outstanding grant offer for all FIRST teams. If you have a Boeing Employee as a mentor on your team, you can apply for a grant. There are a limited number grants available across the USA.
A high premium is now on Boeing employees who would like to help a team in some capacity. Could be an engineer, machinist, business, or any other employee working in any capacity on your team. Boeing Employees should look for FIRST @ Boeing in the Boeing Employees WIKI.
Deadline: November 1st
Preferred Teams: Rural areas and underserved students.
FRC Teams: $5,000
FTC teams: $500 f
FLL teams: $281
This grant is to support teams in rural and underserved areas. You should contact the FIRST Regional Director here for details on applications for this grant.
Awards Notification: TBD
FRC Teams: $6,500 rookie team, $5,000 veteran team
NASA has been awarding rookie grants for many years. The following form is typically where to find information, but is often not available until early October.
NASA offers grants to a limited number of teams. Rookie, 2nd year NASA teams and veteran teams should all apply.
Other grant resources
There are not run through FIRST directly:
- Lowes For more than 60 years, Lowe’s has supported the communities you call home. At a time when schools and community groups are struggling to make ends meet, Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation recognizes the need to increase their focus on basic, one-time project needs. Grants range from $2,000 to $5,000 Grants due by early October.
- Georgia Pacific The Georgia-Pacific Foundation supports a wide range of nonprofit organizations that improve the quality of life in communities where Georgia-Pacific operates, and where company employees live and work. (In Oregon, this includes Albany, Canby, Clatskanie, Coos Bay, Eugene, Halsey, Philomath, Portland and Toledo.) The Foundation has identified the following key investment areas: education, including job readiness and literacy; community enrichment, including affordable housing, cultural, and safety programs; environment, including resource conservation and clean air/clean water; and entrepreneurship, especially among youth, women, and minorities.
- For Science Museums – JCPenney Grants available for FRC teams http://www.astc.org/ Contact Deb Mumm-Hill here to apply for the grant.