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Grants available to Northwest Florida FIRST® teams

With the conclusion of the Florida State level events this week, the GAMECHANGERS season has officially closed. Thank you to each one of you for participating during this unique (and long) season. To help us prepare for next season we are asking all 2020-2021 NWFL FIRST teams to complete this survey. 

No doubt you have already seen that FIRST has announced FIRST FORWARD for next season. We can’t wait to have you travel with us next season! FIRST LEGO League program’s kickoff is scheduled for August 17th, and FIRST Tech Challenge program’s kickoff is scheduled for September 18th. We expect to return to in-person competitions next season (with necessary cautions in place).  

As you look forward to next season, we wanted to notify you of two grant opportunities! 

DOD STEM Grants

  • Team should have a coach or mentor with military affiliation.  
  • Team must participate in an official local event.  
  • Repeat applicants must have returned the AAR (after action report). 
  • Estimated Funding:  
Program  Veteran Season Grant  Rookie Season Grant  World Festival Registration Grant 
FLL Discover  $240  $640  N/A 
FLL Explore  $145  $390  $400 
FLL Challenge  $370  $840  $1,000 
FTC  $310  $1,450  $2,000 
FRC  $2,500  $6,000  $5,000 

 

  • Application – deadline to apply June 9, 2021 
  • Apply separately for each team you intend to field next season. 
  • Estimated notification of award – late July 

Doolittle Institute STEM Grant

      • Team should be from (or made up of students from) a Title 1, rural, or underserved in STEM school. 
      • Team must participate in an official local event. 
      • Team should not have applied for funding from Doolittle Institute for more than 2 consecutive years. 
      • Repeat applicants must have responded to the NWFL End of Season Survey. 
      • Repeat applicants (Season’s 2 & 3) must participate in a Sustainability Building Workshop. 
      • Estimated Funding: 
Program  Season 3 Grant  Season 2 Grant  Rookie Season Grant 
FLL Explore  $100 Stipend  FIRST Registration & Inspire Set  FIRST Registration & WeDo 2.0 
FLL Challenge  $100 Stipend  FIRST Registration & Challenge Set  FIRST Registration & SPIKE Prime 
FTC  League Fees covered ($300)  FIRST Registration & League Fees covered  FIRST Registration & basic FTC robot kit 

 

      • Application – deadline to apply June 9, 2021 
      • Apply separately for each team you intend to field next season. 
      • Estimated notification of award – late July 

 

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