FIRST Tech Challenge: Team Funding Grants

Through generous support from Rockwell Collins & John Deere, we are able to offer team grants to FTC teams in Iowa.

Team Funding: Timeline

The application for both the John Deere or Rockwell Collins grants will be opened on May 31, 2016. Teams who apply for either John Deere or Rockwell Collins can start the registration process with FIRST, but should not Check Out/Order Product until their grant is approved and applied to their account (by Sept. 2, 2016)

Grant applications are now being accepted!

Rockwell Collins Team Funding

In the past, Rockwell Collins has supported teams for a maximum of two years. The Rockwell Collins grant application will open before June 1, 2016.

Grant applications are now being accepted!

John Deere Team Funding

Eligible teams for the John Deere funding are located within 50 miles of a John Deere facility. Primary locations include: Quad Cities, Dubuque, Des Moines, Ottumwa and Waterloo. Teams need to be aware that these are grants and there is a possibility the demand of requests may be too many for John Deere to support. Eligible teams must complete the John Deere Inspire FIRST application form.

MidAmerican Team Funding

We are working hard to finalize the process for MidAmerican team funding. MidAmerican will support teams in their service area for the registration fees. More information will be confirmed in the next few months.

Application link

To apply for the John Deere FTC team grants, please complete the John Deere Inspire FIRST application form.