Share the Spare – a message from FIRST HQ
Dear FIRST® Tech Challenge Community,
We are excited about the upcoming 2022-2023 season, FIRST® ENERGIZESM presented by Qualcomm, and the FIRST Tech Challenge game, POWERPLAYSM presented by Raytheon Technologies.
Unfortunately, the REV Robotics Control Hub, a core component of the reusable FIRST Tech Challenge robot kit, is currently unavailable due to ongoing global supply chain disruptions. All efforts are being made to have Control Hubs in stock in time for kickoff in September.
In the meantime, we are asking our existing teams to help rookie teams get started by sharing spare Control Hubs and/or Expansion Hubs with Android Phones. Many teams have spare equipment or Expansion Hubs that they have replaced with Control Hubs. If you can help “share the spare,” please reach out to Trisha.
Alternatively, teams have the option to participate in the REV Control System buyback program, which may be a good option to help rookie teams that are not in your region.
We are proud of our community and the wonderful acts of Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition® that our teams display both on and off the field. Thank you for everything you do to help grow the FIRST community and help us deliver the Impact of our mission to as many students as possible.
Grants – Apply, Apply, Apply!
Here is a list of grants that teams can apply for. Some are for school-based teams and others are for any team that has a 501(c)(3) that they work with.
General Grant Resources