Funding is available for teams in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia through a generous grant by Newport News Shipbuilding. Teams must be located in the counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Mathews, Surry, York or the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Franklin, or Williamsburg. 

This grant places a special emphasis upon FIRST Tech Challenge teams that need assistance with materials or local registration fees, although other needs will be considered if deemed appropriate. Funding levels will generally not exceed $1,000 and must be used for expenses associated with the 2021-2022 FTC competition season. 

Application available here.

Applications must be received by 5pm Friday, November 12th, 2021.


Inclement Weather


In case of Inclement Weather the day of
a FIRST Chesapeake Event,
Please call (804) 404-6653
after 5am for updates