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Grants for Washington State FRC Teams

These are grants we know about for FIRSTWA FRC teams. Some grants FIRSTWA can help you with, other grants you will need to contact the grantor directly for.

Washington State OSPI

Deadline: Sept 15th, 2008

Preferred Teams: New teams, low income areas

There is an iGrant available for new and existing teams in our state which are part of the public school system. This grant application is administered by the OSPI . Teachers can apply for this grant with principal approval.

Details can be found at https://eds.ospi.k12.wa.us/iGrants/Default.aspx 

Look in Inventory of Form Packages -> State Competitive Grants -> FP ID 424 (Wa FIRST Robotics)

There is contact information there if you need help with filling in this grant.

Boeing

Deadling: Sept 15th, 2008

Peferred Teams: Any team with a Boeing Employee or retired employee as mentor

The Boeing company has an outstanding grant offer for all FIRST teams. If you have a Boeing Employee or a retired Boeing employee as a mentor on your team, you can apply for a $6,000 grant. There are 100 grants available across the USA

A high premium is now on Boeing employees who would like to help a team in some capacity. Could be an engineer, machinist, business, or any other employee working in any capacity on your team.

Boeing Employees should look for FIRST @ Boeing in the Boeing Employees WIKI. If you don't know what that is, then the Boeing Employees should contact Rhonda Beason-Jordan or Cynthia Stong. If you still are stuck, contact the FRC State Partner on the contacts page

NASA

Deadline: Usually end of October. Details have not been announced yet.

NASA has been awarding rookie grants for many years.

Contact: http://robotics.nasa.gov/events/first_application.php

NASA offers rookie grants to a limited number of teams. These are becoming difficult to get, but rookie teams should still apply in the event Washington State grants become in short supply.

Murdock

Deadline: November 1st

Preferred Teams: Rural areas and under served

This grant is to support teams in rural and underserved areas. You should contact the FRC State Partner on the contacts page for details on applications for this grant.

Bezos

Deadline: TBD

Preferred Teams: Under served and rural teams

This grant is to support teams in rural and underserved areas. You should contact the FRC State Partner on the contacts page for details on applications for this grant.