Funding for a limited number of FIRST Robotics Competition teams in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia will again be available through a generous grant from Newport News Shipbuilding. Applications for FRC teams are available on-line here
 
The FRC grant places a special emphasis on teams that need assistance to attend the 2020 FIRST Chesapeake District Competitions and Championship Sponsored by Newport News Shipbuilding. Funding levels will not exceed $2,000 and may be used to help defray the cost of travel, transportation, and/or lodging. To receive funding, teams must be located in the counties of Gloucester, Northampton, Isle of Wight, James City, Mathews, Surry, and York or the Cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg and be associated with a School, Boys and Girls Clubs, Scouts, 4-H, home-school with associated organization, or a non-profit / organization. Grants will be selected by a committee based upon need. 
 
Applications for FRC teams requesting grant funding must submit their application by 5pm, January 24th, 2020. Approved grant recipients will be notified by February 14th, 2020.