OREGON DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Team Support Award Application
ORTOP administers a grant through the Oregon Department of Education. For more information and to apply, click here.
Diversity Learning & Discussion Grant Sponsored by FIRST Tech Federal Credit Union
Learn the Best Ways to Recruit and Guide Students from ALL Backgrounds! If you are writing for any grants we recommend you complete these trainings to help you strengthen your teams proposal.
Secure $1,000 towards your 2018 invoice!*
Before October 20th
✓ RSVP to Debbie Kerr to get your team registered and your slot secured to attend the discussion group**
✓ Complete all three modules
✓ Email certificates of completion for all three modules to Debbie Kerr before October 20th
Must be competed by an adult coach or mentor to qualify for the grant
**Teams who did not participate last year will get preference for grant
Team budgets vary widely depending on team size and goals.
|FIRST Robotics Competition Budget for Team (9th-12th grade)|
|Average team size for an FRC team is 20 students|
|Expenses based on 20 students per team||Veteran||Rookie|
|Registration fee payable to FIRST Washington||$10,866||$10,866|
|(Includes 2 competitions and district championship if you qualify, kit of parts and game design)|
|Additional electronics parts||$500||$200|
|Fabrication materials: aluminum, polycarbonate, etc.||$2,000||$1,000|
|Office and Marketing supplies (outreach events)||$400||$200|
|Materials to build practice field elements||$500||$200|
FIRST Robotics Competition teams are encouraged to fund-raise for their team financial costs. Schools can apply for grants to offset some costs or purchase needed items. Teams will often use a combination of approaches to underwrite their efforts.
- Fundraising activities Teams may decide to engage in fundraising activities such as car washes, garage sales, or bake sales.
- Team sponsors Often a local business or a private individual will be interested in sponsoring a team. The sponsor may contribute part of the costs of the team. In addition the sponsor may want to help purchase team shirts or hats. The sponsor will often appreciate recognition on the team shirts, banners, etc.
- Team member dues Often a team will request that each team member contribute a certain minimum amount towards the costs of the team. Depending on the team and the ability of the team members to pay, each member might contribute from ten to a hundred dollars.