Funding grants- New and returning FTC teams

Interested in starting a robotics team? Already have an FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC) team? Thanks to DEKA Research and Development Corporation, a generous national supporter of FIRST®,  new and returning FTC Teams (for students in grades 7-12) can take advantage of grant funds to help offset the costs of registration.

  • New teams apply to receive a $750 grant ($275 to cover the full cost of registration and $475 to be used for start-up materials/equipment).
  • Existing teams apply to receive a $275 registration grant to cover the full cost of the season registration.

This opportunity ends on November 2, 2016, so don’t delay! Find out more about the funding and get started here.

FIRST Tech Challenge is fun and rewarding for both students and teachers alike. Using the latest Android technology, students will learn to design, build, and program a robot that operates via an Android device. And, that’s just the beginning! Learn more about FIRST® Tech Challenge and starting a team here.

The mission of FIRST® is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that encourage innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

Join a vibrant community of over 400,000 participants and take advantage of tremendous support resources offered by FIRST. No prior experience with robotics is necessary.