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Student Teams to Participate in a Robotics Competition

FIRST Robotics Competition New Team Grant

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FIRST

Deadline Date:

11/15/21 11:59 PM EST

Description:

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Grants of $6,000 to USA, Canada, and International high school student teams to participate in a robotics competition. Teams are required to register for the event prior to receiving a grant. Funding is intended to support newly formed teams, as well as teams with more experienced participants, in a competition to design industrial-sized robots that engage in a game against similar opponents.

FIRST is an inclusive robotics community that prepare young people for the future. Whether it is finding their people or finding their path, students gain the skills and courage to forge ahead with FIRST.

The mission of First is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182770

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awarded teams will receive $6,000 (restricted to registration) over the course of 2 seasons.
- $4,000 in season 1 (2022)
- $2,000 in season 2 (2023)

Term of Contract:

Awarded teams will receive funding over the course of 2 seasons.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grant Criteria and Obligations:
- Teams must be a FIRST Robotics Competition Rookie or New Veteran Team (https://www.firstinspires.org/resource-library/frc/rookie-team-criteria)
- Teams must register for the 2022 season before the grant can be applied
- The application must include a copy of the team's fundraising plan.

Pre-Application Information:

The application will officially close on Monday, November 15, at 11:59 pm EST. Teams must register for the 2022 season before the grant can be applied to a team's account.

This is the second round of the FRC New Team Grant, and grants will be subject to remaining available funding.

2nd Year of Grant:
In order to foster a culture of Gracious Professionalism®, awardees must share lessons learned at the end of the 2022 season. Teams will be asked to complete a "lessons learned" assignment in May 2022, which will qualify them for the next year of the grant ($2,000 towards registration). IMPORTANT:  Failure to perform post-award obligations may forfeit year 2 funding. 

Awarded teams will be responsible for raising the additional funding needed each season.

For more information, see: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://usfirst.submittable.com/login?returnUrl=%2Fsubmit%2F207701%2F2022-first-robotics-competition-new-team-grant-application-round-2

Contact form: https://www.firstinspires.org/about/contact-us

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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