For the 2012-2013 season, there are two grant programs that apply to
rookie FIRST Tech Challenge teams that form with one or more team members
that participated in FIRST LEGO League.
The 1st program “FIRST Graduation Grants” provides a waiver of the FTC
Team registration fee ($275) as well as $300 towards parts and materials.
The 2nd program “LEGO Foundation Grant” provides $100 per FLL graduate
(max of $300 per team) towards an FTC Competition kit.
Teams can apply for either or both of these grants!
The 1st program requires teams to have an affiliation with a non-profit
that will accept the funds on the team’s behalf.
Playing At Learning is willing to provide this affiliation to NorCal FTC teams,
subject to a few conditions:
- Teams that are applying for the grant and wanting Playing At Learning’s support must send a short email to firstname.lastname@example.org including the team name/number and complete contact information for an adult coach.
- Teams must agree to provide Playing At Learning a signed W-9 form for the designated recipient of the check.
- Teams must complete a Playing At Learning re-granting form (form will be published shortly)
We are hopeful that many of our graduating FLL students will find
creative ways to take advantage of this grant opportunity!