Greetings Florida FTC Teams, Volunteers, and Sponsors:

Please Read this update carefully and completely!

It has been over a week since my last Florida FTC email newsletter and a lot has happen since then. The Relic Recovery game has been released and we have been dealing with hurricane Irma. I hope that everyone is safe and back in your house.  Given the number of people in Florida that are still without power, I am assuming that some of you still might not be back to your regular routine. I hope the recovery process in your area happens quickly and please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

In the coming days, I will be sending out additional information to help you prepare for the FTC season. In today’s email, I am going to tell you about two grant opportunities that are available to teams in Florida. The following are the grant opportunities I have included in this email:

1.            Hurricane Irma Rookie Team Grants

2.            Florida FTC Rockwell Collins Grants

Newsletter Details:

1.    Hurricane Irma Rookie Team Grants – FIRST would like to help as many Florida FTC Rookie teams as possible to help offset the challenges that have been created by hurricane Irma.  If you have not already received a grant from FIRST and this is your teams first season, I encourage you to apply for the FIRST Rookie team grants. You can apply for a grant by going to the following FIRST web page: All Florida FTC rookie teams will receive priority and will likely receive some level of financial grant from FIRST. Please go to the above web page as soon as possible.

2.    Florida FTC Rockwell Collins Grants – Rockwell Collins is again the primary sponsor of the Florida FTC program this season.  We will be providing $750 Rookie Team grants and $500 Veteran team grants to Florida FTC teams that have completed the FIRST registration process. The grants will be distributed on a first come first serve bases until the total funding amount has been distributed to teams.  Please review the grant requirements in the attached PDF document. To apply for the grant, complete the attached grant submission form and email the form as well as the grant submission requirements listed on page 2 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Hans K. Wolf

Tampa Bay Robotics Foundation, Inc.

Cell: 813-477-4595

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