FIRST is proud to share these opportunities for grant funding from our sponsors. New grant opportunities will be posted throughout the year, so check back often.
|Grant||Program||Team Status||Due Date||About||Apply|
|Booz Allen Hamilton FIRST Teams Sponsorships||FLL, FTC, FRC||All||Rolling||Booz Allen sponsors FIRST teams mentored or coached by at least one Booz Allen employee. FRC-$1,500, FTC-$1,000, FLL Discover/Explore-$500, FIRST LEGO League Challenge-$500. Team sponsorships can be requested throughout the season until Booz Allen’s funds are fully distributed, first-come, first-served.||FIRST Team Mentoring & Sponsorship Interest Form 2023-2024|
|Rockwell Automation Team Grant Application 2023-2024||FLL||All||December 31, 2023||This team grant opportunity is available for FIRST teams who have a Rockwell Automation employee mentor. The grants are available for all four FIRST programs. Please complete this Submittable application before December 31st, 2023 and before November 6th, 2023 for FIRST® Robotics Competition applicants.||Apply|
|Rockwell Automation Team Grant Application 2023-2024||FTC||All||December 31, 2023||This team grant opportunity is available for FIRST teams who have a Rockwell Automation employee mentor. The grants are available for all four FIRST programs. Please complete this Submittable application before December 31st, 2023 and before November 6th, 2023 for FIRST® Robotics Competition applicants.||Apply|
|Rockwell Automation Team Grant Application 2023-2024||FRC||All||November 6, 2023||This team grant opportunity is available for FIRST teams who have a Rockwell Automation employee mentor. The grants are available for all four FIRST programs. Please complete this Submittable application before December 31st, 2023 and before November 6th, 2023 for FIRST® Robotics Competition applicants.||Apply|
|2023-2024 FIRST® Tech Challenge Rookie Team Grant||FTC||Rookie||Novemeber 10, 2023||Only new (rookie) FIRST® Tech Challenge 2023-2024 season teams who register via FIRST HQ (US, Canada, Mexico and USA military APO) Awarded new teams will receive a $750 grant to use towards FIRST® Tech Challenge season registration and products in the FIRST® Tech Challenge Storefront.Teams must apply for the grant and meet all criteria to be eligibleGrant is need-basedHardship funding is limited, grants will be awarded until the funding is exhausted- please remember your Gracious Professionalism® and apply only with real need.If you are expecting a grant, please do not check out until that grant has been awarded. FIRST will not be able to make changes to orders after checkout. View the complete payment terms here: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/payment-terms||Apply|
|2023-2024 Tennessee Valley Robotics||FLL, FTC, FRC||All||November 20, 2023||This grant is open to FIRST® LEGO League Explore teams, FIRST® LEGO League Challenge teams, FIRST® Tech Challenge teams, and FIRST® Robotics Competition teams for the 2023-24 season within the Tennessee Valley Authority area. This grant is not eligible for a regrant and will be awarded as follows: FIRST LEGO League Explore* - $125 restricted to registration, product, tax and shipping FIRST LEGO League Challenge* - $95 restricted to registration, product, tax and shipping FIRST Tech Challenge* - $295 restricted to registration, product, shipping and tax FIRST Robotics Competition - $250 Unrestricted *Any unspent funds will be returned to Tennessee Valley Robotics at the end of the season.*||Apply|
|2024 FIRST® Robotics Competition New Team Grant Application||FRC||Rookie & New Veteran Teams||October 30, 2023||This is a funding opportunity exclusively available to FIRST® Robotics Competition Rookie Teams and New Veteran Teams participating in the 2024 season! Awarded teams will receive $6,000 in grants over the course of 2 consecutive seasons. $4,000 in season 1 (2024) $2,000 in season 2 (2025)||Apply|
|2023-2024 Lockheed Martin FIRST Grant||FTC, FRC||All||October 13, 2023||This grant is open to FIRST® Tech Challenge high school teams and FIRST® Robotics Competition high school teams for the 2023-2024 season that have an active Lockheed Martin employee mentor/volunteer. Grants may be requested through this application, but we will not accept any applications that are received past the deadline of 11:59 EST on October 13, 2023. Grant Amount Information This grant will be awarded as follows: FIRST® Tech Challenge - $500 - restricted to covering registration and robot products only. FIRST® Robotics Competition - $1,000 – unrestricted to covering registration and any other miscellaneous team expenses for United States FIRST Robotics Competition TEAMS ONLY.||Apply|
|2023-2024 Corning Foundation Grant||FLL, FTC, FRC||All||October 20, 2023||The Corning Incorporated Foundation is delighted to support team grant opportunities to FIRST teams that have an association with a US Corning Incorporated employee and are located near a US Corning facility. The grants are available for all three FIRST programs to fund registration and product costs. FIRST Lego League Explore and FIRST LEGO League (FLL) can apply for up to $500, FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) and FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) for up to $2,000. The grants must be applied to registration, robot kits/parts, and field set-up kits. (Examples of expenses not covered are travel, team t-shirts, snacks, and local robotic events.) Materials supported with the grant are expected to be utilized for 2+ years. Teams should apply and get approval for the Corning/FIRST grant prior to paying for registration for the 2023-2024 FIRST season. You can register, however, do not pay for your registration as you will forfeit eligibility for grant funding.||Apply|
FIRST Chesapeake exists thanks to the dedication, commitment and financial support of our sponsors. Through their generous donations, FIRST Chesapeake is able to immerse our youth in an environment where science and technology are as celebrated as sports.