Teams are encouraged to find corporate or company sponsors from their communities to support their teams. FIRST Tech Challenge teams can also apply for team support awards listed here for the 2016 - 2017 FIRST Tech Challenge Season
FIRST Rookie and Veteran Grants - application and administration through the national FIRST organization.
Department of Education: Oregon FIRST
Robotics Grant - open
to public schools and public charter schools in Oregon.
Application is open now and closes on June 17th. Rookie and
Veteran team applications accepted. Multiple teams across programs
application is accepted.
FIRST Tech Challenge teams who were awarded Daimler: Education in Motion or Oregon Department of Education grants for the 2016-2017 season will not be considered for an ORTOP Team Support Award. Amount of awards vary with need. maximum award is $1500.
7th - 12th Grade
Worksheet and Online Submission Link
When filling out the worksheet you will be asked for information about your school and school district attended by the team's students or the school in which they are zoned to attend. Here are some resources that willl be helpful:
Information on Oregon schools and districts from the Oregon Department of Education:
Upon submitting your online ORTOP Team Support Award Application, please send a copy of your W-9 for the school, organization affiliated with your team or individual (for unaffiliated teams).
|Who should consider applying?|| Schools,
community organizations, after-school programs and individual coaches
are encouraged to investigate and apply for an ORTOP Team Support to
assist in covering the cost of FTC tournament registration fees,
tournament materials, robot kits, spare parts, raw materials for
fabrication, tools and other items directly related to the FTC program.
Funds CANNOT be used for Coach Stipends.
Team support are awarded to teams demonstrating a strong financial need and barriers to other funding resources. Team Support consideration is also given to students who might not otherwise participate because of cultural or social barriers. These students include girls and minorities underrepresented in Oregon's technology workforce.
FIRST Tech Challenge teams who were awarded Daimler: Education in Motion or Oregon Department of Education grants for the 2016-2017 season will not be considered for an ORTOP Team Support Award.
|Comment on the
ORTOP Team Support Award Application
||Beyond the contact and financial need information, the ORTOP Team Support committee wants applicants to be aware of what it takes to put together a successful FIRST Tech Challenge team program. The information provided and the application process helps you determine if the program is a good fit for you (and your organization) and to develop a plan for success before receiving the funds. Less than 2% of teams receiving Team Support fail to reach a qualifying event. We want teams receiving support be informed and committed to the objectives of the FIRST Tech Challenge program and ORTOP.|
|Requirements for Team Support||
If you have questions please contact us or call 503-486-7622
|***BEFORE YOU APPLY - IF YOU ARE A ROOKIE TEAM SOME HELPFUL INFORMATION***||
If you are starting a FIRST Tech Challenge team for the first time, you will find this information and resource page helpful.
Watch this video. Get excited about the amazing possibilities for your team.
Take a look at the FTC Game Page, skim through FTC Game MANUAL PART 1. This will provide a real picture of what is involved and expected of the team members and adults associated with the team. Click on the past challenges link to read Part II of previous year's challenges.
Check out the Team Mentor Resources page.|
And the Team Resources page.
Be prepared to take on this challenge and give it your best.
Each new team will need approximately $2000
or more for
fees, kits, and related costs. In addition they will need
transportation to the tournaments. . Costs for returning teams will be
less because most of their materials from the previous year can be used
|New Controller Technology||Information on the new technology platform introduced in 2015 including online courses and in-person workshops.|
|The FTC Engineering Notebook||
Team should use an engineering notebook to track and document their design process. See the appropriate section of the FTC Game Manual, Part I, for details.
See Engineering Notebook examples and guidelines on this page
West Super-Regional Championship Highlight Video
Oregon Robotics Tournament &