FIRST Tech Challenge Grants

What is FIRST Tech Challenge?

It’s way more than building robots. FIRST Tech Challenge teams (up to 15 team members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format.

Guided by adult coaches and mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles, while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and working as a team.


Grant Opportunities

Please check with your Affiliate Partner for your local grant information.

FIRST Tech Challenge Rookie Grant - Closed for the season

FIRST is excited to announce our need-based FIRST Tech Challenge Rookie Grant for teams participating in the 2020-2021 FIRST Tech Challenge Season!

This funding is available to newly created teams that have not yet paid for registration. Those interested in applying for the need-based grant should create a new FIRST Tech Challenge team to obtain a 9-digit temporary team number before applying for this grant. Awarded new teams will receive a $275 registration grant to cover the full cost of the FIRST Tech Challenge season registration and a $225 product grant to be used in the FIRST Tech Challenge Storefront to purchase product. Apply for the grant!

If you need assistance or have any grant related questions, please email