FIRST Robotics Competition Grants

What is FIRST Robotics Competition?

Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology, we call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it "the hardest fun you'll ever have."

FIRST Robotics Competition New Team Growth Grants

New this season! The New Team Growth Grant is now open! This grant is open to newly formed FIRST Robotics Competition teams that are either Rookies or Non-Rookies not formed by Separation or Combine. More information about these definitions is here.


Apply Today! Applications are due by 11:59pm ET on November 1, 2019.

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FIRST Robotics Competition Equity and Access Grants

New this season! The Equity and Access Grant is now open!

This grant is open to both newly formed and veteran FIRST Robotics Competition teams who are making an impact with our Underrepresented, Underserved, & Vulnerable Youth. More details about this grant are available in the application here.


Apply Today! Applications are due by 11:59pm ET on September 25, 2019.

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NASA FIRST Robotics Competition Sponsorship Grant Application for the 2020 season is now open! 

Information is available on the application. Apply here today


The application will close on Sunday, September 30, 2019 at 11:59 PM PDT.


Information about additional Team Grants will be available soon!


Thank You Notes
It’s never too early to thank the folks who support FIRST, even if they do not yet directly sponsor your team. All teams and participants benefit from the generous support of our partners. Plus, gratitude can go a long way toward building a bond with a potential sponsor or supporter. In the spirit of Gracious Professionalism®, please send thank you notes, tokens of appreciation, and other correspondence to FIRST HQ, Attn: Team Grants, 200 Bedford Street, Manchester, NH 03101. We thank you for letting FIRST supporters know that they are truly appreciated and encouraging them to continue to support the FIRST mission.