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2022 FIRST LEGO League BPX Grant Application

Thank you for your interest in starting a
FIRST LEGO League Explore (Grades 2-4)
FIRST LEGO League Challenge (Grades 4-8) robotics team!

Please see the Grant Requirements and the Timeline below. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Annette Oertling ,
FIRST Program Delivery co-Partner for Louisiana FIRST LEGO League.

BPX Grant Requirements:

  • Team must be hosted by a public school in Caddo Parish.
  • There must be 2 adult coaches (mentors) for each team to comply with FIRST Youth Protection Protocols.
  • 1 coach per team is expected to attend the online live FIRST Professional Development workshop(s) (14hr total) in September/October time frame.
  • BPX has proposed a brief monthly Zoom call to touch base, offer support and keep up with your progress. A team representative is expected to call in.
  • FIRST LEGO League Explore Teams are expected to participate in a “Festival” and FIRST LEGO League Challenge teams are expected to participate in a tournament, both hosted by SciPort in December.
  • Finances will be managed by FIRST Louisiana-Mississippi, Inc. (FIRST LA-MS), the non-profit organization managing FIRST programs in Louisiana. Purchase of equipment and team registration may be handled by FIRST LA-MS. Receipts are needed for reimbursement of expenses paid directly by teams.
  • A follow up report will be requested, which will include team progress, team demographics, and student performance data.

2022 Timeline

  • Maygrant applications will be accepted with awards at the end of May and until funding is completely allocated.
  • June/July – team registration and equipment/material ordering (robot, engineering notebooks, team meeting guide, etc.)
  • August – once school starts, team members should be identified as soon as possible.
  • September/October – online live FIRST Professional Development workshop(s) (14hr total)
  • December – FIRST LEGO League Challenge Competition and Explore Festival at SciPort – date to be determined.
  • January – FIRST LEGO League Challenge State Championship (to which 60 teams advance) and Explore Festival in New Orleans (optional)
  • February/March – follow up report requested

2022 BPX Grant Application for LA FIRST LEGO League

Coach Name (or Team Contact)(Required)
School Address(Required)
Rookie team is defined as new kids AND new coach.


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