Grant Details

Robotics League Participation Grants (Wisconsin)

 
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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award

    Authority

    Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI)

    Summary

    The Robotics League Participation grants program is designed to facilitate participation in robotics competitions for students in grades 9 through 12.


    This grant program is not new, but was converted from a one-time grant for the 2017-18 school year to an ongoing grant program, under 2017 Act 59.

     

    History of Funding

    2017-2018 award recipients can be seen at https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/stem/pdf/Awardee%20Statement-20180129.pdf.

    Additional Information

    Allowable Expenses: required fees, required kits, and required supplies to participate in a robotics competition; travel expenses to robotics competition for eligible team members; and a stipend for the mentor of an eligible team.

    Contacts

    Brent Kindred

    Brent Kindred
    Career and Technical Education Team
    125 S. Webster Street
    Madison, WI 53703
    (800) 441-4563
     

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible teams of pupils in grades 9-12 from school districts or charter schools established under section 118.40 (2r) and (2x) and home-based private education private education programs may submit one or more applications.

    • Eligible Teams: all team members must be in grades 9-12 during the grant year.
    • Robotics Competition: eligible team participates in a competition that requires teams to design and operate robots. The competition is to be sponsored by a nonprofit corporation as described under s. 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Service. The competition organization encourages young people to develop an interest in science, engineering, technology, and mathematics.
    • Mentor: each eligible team shall have at least one mentor.

    This grant requires that the organization sponsoring the robotics competition be a nonprofit corporation as described under s 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service.


    Teams may also include students in grades 6 through 8 (under 2017 Act 315, signed into law on April 16, 2018) 

    Deadline Details

    Grant applications were due at the end of October 2017. The Department is finalizing the timeline for grant applications for the 2018-19 school year. Funding beyond FY19 has not yet been established.

    Award Details

    $250,000 is available in funding. Number of awards vary. Award amounts vary. Maximum award is $5,000. The grant period will be for the 2017 2018 school year. The grant requires 100% matching funds. The funds are to be an actual dollar amount. In kind contributions are not considered a dollar-for-dollar match.

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