Grant Funding for Robofest Teams
State of Michigan 99h Robotics Competition Grant
LTU Robofest is an approved provider for the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Robotics Competition Grant Program, funded through section 99h of the State School Aid Act. The purpose of the grant is to improve student proficiency in mathematics and science by participating in Robofest competitions. The grant provides funding to Public School Districts, Intermediate School Districts and Non-Public Schools to participate in Lawrence Technological University’s international autonomous robotics program for students in 4th grade through 12th grade.
Teams are eligible for up to $1,200 in 99h grant funding that may be applied toward registration fees, training, hardware & materials, tools, travel, meals, and other team expenses. Coaches may also apply to receive stipends.
To be eligible for the 99h Grant Funding for the Robofest 2024 competition season, Coaches and teams must be pre-registered with a team ID in the Robofest Registration system between October 1 and December 1, 2023.
Grant requests are then submitted per the instructions on the Michigan Department of Michigan grant website: https://www.techplan.org/edtech-initiatives/rdi/competitive-99h-robotics-competition-grant/
Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation Grants for All-Girl Teams
Robofest Sponsor, MCWT Foundation, supports girls in grades 5-12 by offering a series of $750 grants to all-girl teams participating in Robofest Game or Exhibition categories. To qualify for the grant a team must:
- Be residents of Michigan
- Have an all-female roster in grades 5-12
- Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
- Register, or plan to register, for a qualified Robofest competition in Michigan (in-person or by video submission)
Funds can be used for equipment, registration fees, travel or other team expenses. The application period and more information can be found on the MCWT website: