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Edinburg, Texas – September 2, 2023 – FIRST in Texas, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring K- 12 students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), is thrilled to announce the availability of more than $700,000 in grants for new and existing FIRST® robotics teams in Texas. These grants aim to extend STEM opportunities to underserved and rural communities across the state of Texas by a mentor lead six month journey including the building, coding and competing a robot in a task based robotics program.

The grants, made possible by gracious sponsors, will provide financial support for the purchase of equipment and payment of registration fees, removing significant financial barriers to entry. FIRST in Texas is committed to expanding the reach of its proven STEM program, which annually involves more than 30,000 students across the state in fostering 21st Century Skills, teamwork, and competitive spirit in a robust University Interscholastic League (UIL) partnered program. We offer both in person and remote participation.

“Our priority is the safety and inspiration of our students,” said Jason Arms Executive Director of FIRST in Texas. “These grants make it possible for more students to access invaluable STEM education and personal growth experiences, irrespective of their financial situation or geographical location.”

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Applications for the grants are already being accepted. We invite schools, educators, and communities to take advantage of this unique opportunity to join the FIRST in Texas family and make a lasting impact on youth education.

For more information about FIRST in Texas robotics and the grant, visit or email Don’t miss this exciting opportunity while funds remain.

#### About FIRST in Texas ####

FIRST in Texas is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 that serves over 30,000 K-12 students in 254 counties each year, supported by a dedicated volunteer base of 7,000 individuals. The organization works diligently to inspire young minds in STEM while ensuring their safety, wellbeing, and future readiness.

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Jess Jankowitsch
Grants and Impact Director

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