Funding for a limited number of FIRST Robotics Competition teams in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia has been made possible through the generous personal donations of the FIRST Chesapeake board. Grants may be used to help defray the costs of materials, local competitions, outreach, and/or travel. Teams who are especially focused upon promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion within their communities are encouraged to apply. Funding levels will not exceed $1,200 and must be for expenses associated with the 2020-2021 FRC season. Teams who are eligible to apply for the Newport News Shipbuilding Grant, are also eligible to apply for this grant if their total demonstrated need is greater than $2,000. Grant applications will be reviewed by a committee and awarded based upon need.
Applications must be received by 5pm, February 12th, 2021. Approved grant recipients will be notified by February 17th, 2021.