Start up grants for new FTC teams

For the upcoming 2014- 2015 season, new FTC teams may be eligible for grants from FIRST. Grants are for $275 and cover first year registration fees. Teams are responsible for raising additional funds for robot kits, event registration, and any team expenses.

For more information and to apply:

FTC grant info

FTC sample budget 2014-15

Grant-related questions should be directed to ftcgrants@usfirst.org. Questions about Delaware team registration should be directed to FTCDSU@gmail.com.

Photo: A.Groisman

Photo: A.Groisman

FIRST announces funding for new FTC teams

From FIRST website:

As a result of generous contributions from several FIRST supporters, FIRST is able to announce an exciting new FTC Rookie Team Grant program for the 2013/2014 FTC Season. All new North American teams are now able to receive a $500 grant to ease their entry into the program. This grant will be applied to offset registration fees and to reduce the cost of purchasing the reusable robot kits used to compete.

Go to http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/ftc/registration to get started.

2013-14 FTC team registration is open and the cost for 2013-14 is $275. That fee allows you to register for locally organized competitions, gives your team access to discounted robot kits and parts, a free copy of National Instruments LabVIEW for LEGO MINDSTORMS 2012 and access to the FTC Game and Robot Forum.

Photo: Adriana M. Groisman

Photo: Adriana M. Groisman

For more info on Starting an FTC team or on Delaware’s Diamond State FTC, see here.