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Ends on 10/30/2015

FIRST® is excited to announce the 2015 FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) Technology Transition Grant for teams participating in the 2015 FTC Season! Thanks to xxxxx as sponsors.

Applications will be open in three phases:

–Phase 1: May 7th-June 30th
–Phase 2:July 6th-August 7th
–Phase 3: August 10th-October 30th

2015 FTC Technology Transition Grant Details

·         Awarded teams will receive $575 to cover the FTC registration fee

·         Awarded teams will be responsible for raising the additional funding needed for the season

·         Teams must apply for the grant and meet all criteria in order to be eligible

Eligibility for the 2015 FTC Technology Grant

·         Teams must be FTC participants

·         Rookie Teams should have a nine digit temporary Team Number

           Veteran Teams should have a permanent Team Number

          Teams should not complete registration for the 2015 season

·         Teams Lead Coach 1 and Lead Coach 2 must be screened

·         Grant is restricted to cover registration and product purchases

·         Grants are only available to participants within North America

·         Teams will be notified of their grant status within two weeks after phase closes

·         Teams that have received other registration grant funding are not eligible

·         Teams will be required to prove season participation at the end of the season

•FTC teams are only be able to register and purchase product once each season. Teams that registered and pay before receiving the grant will no longer be eligible to receive the 2015 Technology Transition Grant. Teams that apply then pay will forfeit the grant. Please note, teams may receive exactly one registration grant per season. Teams that received another grant before the Transition Grant to cover the registration portion will not be eligible for the 2015 grant.

Expectations for the 2015 FTC Technology Transition Recipient

If chosen, please expect Grant sponsors to be in touch with you and be prepared to share your experiences. They are very interested in your progress as a team and will be excited to hear more about your season. 

Also, if chosen, please send a token of gratitude acknowledging their contributions. Letters, cards, notes, pictures (and whatever else you can think of) can be sent to the following address:

FIRST
Attn: FTC Technology Transition Grants
200 Bedford Street
Manchester, NH 03101

Grant-related questions should be directed to ftcgrants@usfirst.org. Questions about registration should be directed to ftcteams@usfirst.org. Please note, completing an application does not guarantee funding.  All teams should be actively fundraising and seeking additional funding opportunities.

For additional fundraising and grant information, please visit the Fundraising Toolkit, Team Grants FAQ page and the FTC Sample Budget




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