Program Grants

The Coalition awards Program Grants to FIRST Tech Challenge teams. Any team (or proposed team) primarily serving Philadelphia High School students is eligible to apply for the grant.

Apply for a Program Grant for your FIRST Tech Challenge Team

The grants money may be used for team expenses including team or event registration, robot kits, parts, tools, computers, supplies, event food and transportation, team t-shirts, and marketing materials. Coach stipends are awarded separately.

Learn more about Coach Stipends.

The typical Program Grant for a rookie team is $2000, which covers all team expenses. Veteran teams receive grants up to $1000, plus support in applying for additional grants from other sources.

As part of the grant, the Coalition serves as a Team Administrator, assisting coaches with some of the financial management and requisitions.

Teams provide mid-season and year-end reports accounting for their grant money and keeping the Coalition abreast of their progress.

Past Recipients

2017-2018 Program Grant Recipients

  • Academy @ Palumbo
  • Edison High School
  • Frankford High School
  • Franklin Learning Center
  • Hill-Freedman World Academy
  • Lincoln High School
  • Northeast High School
  • Parkway Center City High School
  • Philadelphia High School for Girls
  • Project HOME After School Program
  • Swenson Arts & Technology High School
  • The Workshop School

2016-2017 Program Grant Recipients

  • Edison High School
  • Frankford High School
  • Lincoln High School
  • Parkway Center City High School
  • Philadelphia High School for Girls
  • The Workshop School