KC STEM Alliance engages in targeted grant making to support STEM education in the Kansas City region on a limited basis, as funds allow. Applications for the 2019-20 FIRST robotics season are now open.
Grant support for FIRST Robotics teams
Applications open for 2019-20 season
KC STEM Alliance is now accepting applications for the 2019-20 FIRST season. Last year, grants for FIRST Robotics Competition teams ranged from $500 to $3,500 per team, with an average of $2,000 per team. Last year’s FIRST Tech Challenge grants averaged $550 per team and ranged from $200 to $700. This season’s grant amounts will be determined by the number of applications, evaluation of applications by a grant review board and the total amount of grant funding available.
Application deadline: September 11, 2019
Notification of award: September 18, 2019
Distribution of checks: 3 weeks after receipt of invoice
Special Note: Teams must apply for and receive this grant to be eligible for KC STEM Alliance’s Advancement Grants (which help cover costs to compete at an event advanced to from the region). See additional details on the grant application form.
With support from its generous funders, KC STEM Alliance awards cash grants to support and increase student participation in robotics programs.
Applications are considered from FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams in the following counties: Johnson and Wyandotte in Kansas; and Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte in Missouri.