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FIRST Tech Challenge Newsletter – October 2022


In this Team Update:

  • 2022 – 2023 Registration is Now Open
  • New Online Resources for Teams
  • New FIRST® in Texas Website
  • New Season Grants Information

The New Season is Coming, Registration is Open

From the machines that move us to the food that sustains us to the wireless technologies that connect us, energy plays an essential role in keeping our world running. During our 2022-2023 robotics season, FIRST® ENERGIZE℠ presented by Qualcomm, FIRST® in Texas teams will reimagine the future of sustainable energy and power their ideas forward. CLICK HERE to register today!

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  FIRST® does not allow teams to compete unless you are PAID with them and FIRST® in Texas. Please ensure you are event ready before attending an event. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your Area Coordinator.


If you have any questions please reach out to your Area Coordinator:

Central Texas: Joseph Beckman –
North Texas: Lon Cherryholmes –
South Texas: Sammy Rivera –
West Texas/ Panhandle: – Heather Sherrill –


Check it Out, has a New Look!

These past few months, the team at FIRST® in Texas has been hard at work developing a brand new website for you to use. We have listened to your feedback and done our best to build an easy to navigate experience with a sleek new look to match. Don’t worry though, all of the content is right where you left it, just easier to find and look at now. You can check out the FTC program page, the season calendar, and the grants application right now. Take a look around and let us know what you think.


Grants Info and Application

Award notifications for Round 1 went out on September 30th! If you were awarded a grant, please make sure to submit any additional forms that were requested to ensure that your grant money is processed by Friday, October 28th.

TWC Recipients, please make sure the following has been submitted:

  • Team Roster
  • Extended Demographics
    • Please submit receipts if requesting reimbursements.

If you were not awarded a grant, your application is open for editing. Please update if there have been any changes to your team. Your application will be reviewed for the second round of awards.  You do not need to submit a new application.

We encourage teams in all regions to apply since more opportunities can become available. There are two more rounds, with the second-round closing October 21st. Please see the Grant Calendar for more information.

The grant application is available at


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