FIRST® Access Grants

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Teams need only complete an application once in order to be considered for all grants for which they are eligible. Apply for grants here:


Texas Workforce Commission:

Texas Workforce Commission Seal LogoFIRST Access teams composed only of high school students can apply for FIRST in Texas grants from the Texas Workforce Commission. These are equipment grants that provide your team with the basic robotics kits and materials needed to participate. If your team purchases the equipment before receiving a grant, you may be eligible for reimbursement (receipts required). Equipment provided by this grant includes:

    • FIRST Tech Challenge – FIRST Access Grant:
      • Complete Robot Starter Set (REV Robotics)
      • Field Kit (AndyMark)
      • Game Set (AndyMark)
    • LEGO Robotics – FIRST Access Grant:
      • SPIKE Prime Robot Set (LEGO Education)
      • SPIKE Prime Expansion Set (LEGO Education)
      • Vinyl “Sumo” Mat


FIRST Access teams in specific areas of the state in Altice and Booz Allen Hamilton target areas of Texas may be considered for additional grants. These grants provide funding directly to teams that can be used to purchase and pay for any direct team related expenses, including (but not limited to) technology and equipment, team uniforms, travel, etc.