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: May 30, 2016
Best Buy Foundation Invites Applications for Teen Technology Programs
Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to qualifying nonprofits that provide teens with places and opportunities to develop 21st century technology skills that will inspire future education and career choices. Link to complete details and the RFP.
How to Apply
- Complete the grant eligibility quiz online at http://www.easymatch.com/bestbuygrant between June 1-July 1, 2016.
Oregon Department of Education
Oregon Department of Education Grant: The Oregon Department of Education Grant is available to public schools across Oregon starting May 16th! These funds are available for FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge, and FIRST Robotics Competition teams in Oregon that are based at public schools or certain youth organizations working through the schools (please read all of the details to make sure your organization qualifies before applying).
Funds are available for multiple teams, returning teams, and new teams. School teams, put this application on your calendar and don’t miss it!
More information will be posted at: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=3976
Other grant resources
We will notify you as other regional or national grants become available
Preferred Teams: Any team with a Boeing Employee as mentor
FIRST@Boeing grants will now be funded using a two-tiered funding approach.
- Rookie teams funded up to $6,000
- Veteran teams up to $4,500 (keeping in mind veteran teams also can receive funds for the hours Boeing mentors spend with teams)
The intent of the grant is to help support team registration for regional competitions and contribute toward the purchase of FRC kits during the 2013-2014 competition season.
FRC teams cannot access the Boeing grant as it is an internal link. Ask your mentor to locate the grant posted on their “FIRST @ Boeing Community of Practice” portal.
- September 5th communication will go out regarding FIRST@Boeing grants
- September 9th application opens
- October 9th application closes
- Early November applicants are notified
Boeing Grant Application for retired employees.
For Oregon and SW WA teams, please cc Jason Marr at Boeing Gresham so that he is aware of Boeing engagement in our area.
Retiree grants should be submitted by Sept 30, 2013 to Darin Gee at firstname.lastname@example.org
FRC Rookie Team Grant
FIRST® is excited to announce a NEW funding opportunity exclusively available to Rookie teams participating in the 2014 FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) season! This funding has been provided by the Argosy Foundation along with other generous supporters of FIRST.
Details about the FIRST® 2014 FRC® Rookie Team Grant:
• Awarded teams will receive $7,000 (restricted to registration only) over the course of 3 seasons
o Teams will receive $4,000 in season 1; $2,000 in season 2; $1,000 in season 3
• FRC teams will be required to raise the remaining $2,000 of the $6,000 rookie team registration fee
• Teams must apply for grant and meet all criteria in order to be eligible
• Teams must fulfill grant obligations outlined below to receive year 2 & 3 disbursements
Full details here!
Preferred Teams: Rookie and 2nd year funded NASA teams
- Opens on Sept 16
- Closes on Oct 25, 23:59:59 PDT
- Rookies are eligible for $6,000
- Veterans are eligible for $5,000
NASA’s Robotics Alliance Project is excited to announce that NASA is no longer in a shutdown state and is resuming the collection of FIRST Robotics Competition grant applications. Robotics Alliance Project has also extended the collection deadline to Friday October 25, 23.59.59 PDT.
There will be NASA grants for FRC teams. In the past they have given priority to Rookie and 2nd year teams who started with a NASA grant. Details are here: http://frc-grants.arc.nasa.gov/rcs/directions.php .
You can only receive a NASA or Boeing grant (no double dipping), so we recommend applying for both just to be safe, as NASA cannot support every rookie team.