Shenandoah Valley Technology Council Grants
Smithsonian Sponsorship
Tennessee Valley Authority Grant
Booz Allen Hamilton Employee Support Grants
Hardship Grants
Rockwell Collins Team Grants
Rockwell Collins Employee Engagement Grants
Shenandoah Valley Technology Council Grants


Shenandoah Valley Technology Council Team Grants

Is your team in the Shenandoah Valley? The Shenandoah Valley Technology Council (SVTC) will reimburse up to three local teams with up to $350 each.
Learn more about SVTC sponsorship.
Apply for SVTC sponsorship.
Find your local technology council and challenge them to support teams in your area.
Tennessee Valley Authority Grant

Tennessee Valley Authority Grant

Team Eligibility:

  • All FIRST LEGO League teams in the TVA Service Area are eligible for funding, which will cover team registration bundle only ( registration fee & Challenge Set)
  • Teams must begin the registration process with FIRST and hold a team number, however, teams must NOT pay for registration as it will forfeit their TVA Grant.  No exceptions, substitutions or refunds will be made.
  • A maximum of 256 TVA team grants are available on a first come, first served basis.  Funds will be available until December 1, 2018 OR until we reach the 256 team grant cap (please keep in mind, the 256 teams is for ALL TVA regions, so the sooner you can submit applications the better) – whichever comes first.  If FIRST get close to reaching the 256 team cap, we will notify all Partners.

Next Steps:

  • All teams interested in receiving TVA funds must submit a very short online application to FIRST
  • FIRST will send grant information and the application link to all teams that received TVA funding last season and encourage them to apply for funds if they intend to participate this season – any teams that have already paid their registration for this season have been removed from the list.

TVA Grant Process

  • FIRST will review all grant requests each Wednesday by noon, Eastern Time.
  • FIRST will send the grant requests to Tennessee Valley Authority to verify the team’s location within their service area. This process usually takes 48 hours.
  • Once FIRST receives the approval back from Tennessee Valley Authority, teams can expect the grant funds to be available within 5 business days.
  • Teams should expect to receive 3 emails during the application process – 1. To confirm that they have successfully submitted the application 2. To notify them of approval and application of funds 3. Information about recognizing/thanking TVA and the use of the TVA logo.
  • Any teams that have already paid registration or are outside of the TVA services area will be referred back to the Partner.
  • Any questions regarding this process should be directed to Ryanne Cook at .
Booz Allen Hamilton Employee Support Grants

Booz Allen Hamilton Employee Support Grants

Booz Allen Hamilton (Booz Allen) provides $350 grants to FIRST LEGO League teams coached by one or more Booz Allen employees.

1. If you know a Booz Allen employee

– Ask the employee to help your team. If the employee commits to helping your team, you’ll be eligible for a grant!
– Have the Booz Allen employee send an e-mail to*.


2. If a Booz Allen employee is coaching your team and you haven’t already received a grant

– Have the Booz Allen employee send an e-mail to*.

*Requests must be submitted by the Booz Allen employee.

If you are a Booz Allen employee, click the button to send an e-mail to
Hardship Grants

FIRST is offering a limited number of hardship grants to aid teams that are unable to participate in FIRST LEGO League without assistance.

Team Hardship Grants are designed to aid teams that would otherwise be unable to participate in FIRST LEGO League without some assistance. A  Partner can submit up to two (2) teams for review per Partner Region per cycle with a total of up to four (4) teams per region for the HYDRO DYNAMICS Season. Through Survey monkey you will be asked to choose two items for each team you are placing an application for. Please make sure you choose no less and no more than two items from the list: Registration, Challenge Set, Robot set.

Apply for a hardship grant
Rockwell Collins Team Grants


Rockwell Collins Team Grants

Rockwell Collins provides these grants to aide underserved teams that would be unable to participate in FIRST LEGO League without support. If an existing FIRST LEGO League team in Virginia or Washington, D.C. recruits a new team and both teams fit all of the eligibility requirements, the two teams will be eligible for a Rockwell Collins Team Grant. Grants will be awarded to a maximum of 10 existing/new team pairs.

Existing team eligibility

– The existing team must have competed in at least one FIRST LEGO League tournament prior to recruiting a new team.


New team eligibility

– At least two adults must serve as coaches or mentors.
– The team must consist of minority students and/or females or be from schools with a high percentage of students on free and reduced lunch programs.
– The team must compete in a tournament.
– The team must have a designated practice location.


– Regional registration fee for both the existing team and the new team
– Two of the three following expenses:
– Robot – $450
– National registration fee – $225
–Field setup kit – $85


Extra benefit

Improve your team’s Core Values score during tournaments by explaining how you recruited and helped a new underserved team.
Apply for a Rockwell Collins Team Grant.
Rockwell Collins Employee Engagement Grants


Rockwell Collins Employee Engagement Grants

Rockwell Collins provides $350 grants to FIRST LEGO League teams coached by one or more Rockwell Collins employees.

These grants are designed to increase Rockwell Collins employee engagement with Virginia + Washington, D.C. and to increase the overall number of teams in the program. Grants will be awarded to a maximum of 15 teams.


– The Rockwell Collins employee must commit to coach
and/or mentor a Virginia + Washington, D.C. team throughout the season.

Grant Reward*

– National registration = $225

– Regional registration = $125


*NOTE: Teams must apply for this grant before registering with FIRST or FIRST LEGO League in Virginia + Washington, D.C. Registration fee reimbursement is unavailable.

Apply for a Rockwell Collins Employee Engagement Grant.