Funding for a limited number of FRC teams in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia will be available through a generous grant by Newport News Shipbuilding. The grant places a special emphasis on FRC teams that may need assistance to sustain their team and programs for the 2020-2021 FRC season. Funding levels will not exceed $2,000. Because of the exceptional hardships faced by teams due to the COVID-19 pandemic, funds may be used to help defray any cost associated with FRC-related expenses for the 2020-2021 season.

To receive funding, teams must be located in the counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Mathews, Surry, and York or the Cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Northampton, 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 February 12th, 2021. Approved grant recipients will be notified by February 17th, 2021.  


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