Grants

FLL Team Grants

Several funding opportunities are available to support rookie and veteran FLL teams. More opportunities will be added to this page as they become available. Please refer to the grantors' websites for the most up-to-date information. Completion of an application does not guarantee funding.

 

Unless otherwise specified, FIRST Illinois Robotics provides this information only as a service to the grantors and applicants, and does not support nor particpate in the application process.

 

ARCO Murray / Bike Ride for the Kids Financial Hardship Grant - CLOSED

  • DEADLINE: September 15, 2019 or until all grants are awarded
  • Email/Post Application:  Click Here
  • Online Application: Click Here
  • Eligibility:
    • Team must provide statement of hardship
  • Grant Amount: New Teams: ~$925; Returning Teams: ~$450
  • Expectations of Grant Recipients: Team need to provide their team name, a team photo and a progress report on how the team did at any competitions they attended.
  • Administered by: FIRST Illinois Robotics

 

FIRST National Organization (HQ) Financial Hardship Grant - CLOSED

  • DEADLINE: September 15, 2019 or until all grants are awarded
  • Online Application: Click Here
  • Eligibility:
    • Team must provide statement of hardship
    • Teams must be registered Nationally for the City Shaper season
    • Teams must NOT have already paid their National Registration fee
  • Grant Amount: $225
  • Expectations of Grant Recipients: None
  • Administered by: FIRST

 

 

 

Resources:

  • FIRST Illinois Robotics organizes a Yahoo! Group for coaches in Illinois to communicate with each other.
  • FIRST LEGO League provides an online forum for coaches.
  • FIRST FAQ
  • Coach and team training sessions
  • Training workshops
  • FIRST Illinois Robotics" Team Resources" webpage
  • FIRST Illinois Robotics "Getting Started" webpage
  • Official FLL Coach information will be sent to your email box by both FIRST and FIRST Illinois Robotics
  • FLL Illinois recruits experienced coaches to reply to questions from rookie coaches.  Make sure you ask for help if you have questions about building, programming or team issues.