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Second Chance to Opt-Out of the Drive Base: We will reopen the drive base opt out selection from noon Eastern Time tomorrow, Friday, 10/13/17 to noon Eastern Time on Friday, 10/20/17. More information is available in this blog post.
 
Kit and Kickoff Selection and Second Event Preference opened today at noon Eastern Time. The Second Event Preference option will close on Thursday, October 19th at noon Eastern Time. Login before then to make your selections. Initial event registration is still available on the Dashboard to those who have not yet selected their first event.
 
Visit the Season Calendar to find all registration open and close dates for the 2018 FIRST® POWER UPSM season. 
 
Robot Transportation Exemption Requests: We are continuing the Robot Transportation Exemption program in 2018, which allows teams to request assistance in shipping their robots to Regional events (if transporting their robot to the event themselves would be a hardship). For information on the criteria, along with how to apply for a Robot Transportation Exemption, visit the Robot Transportation page. 
 
FIRST® Robotics Competition Rookie Grants are still Available: Are you a rookie team? Are you helping one get started this season? Don’t forget about the Rookie Grant! The application deadline is November 2, 2017, so apply today!  More information here.
 
2017-18 Arconic Foundation Grant for Teams in United Kingdom and France: This application will be open from October 13th through October 27th.  All teams will receive a decision notification on November 3rd 

The general guidelines for this grant are:

  • New and existing FIRST Robotics Competition teams are eligible for this grant.  Funding will be as follows: Rookie and Veteran FIRST Robotics Competition will receive $1,000.
  • Teams must register with FIRST and hold at least a temporary team number prior to receiving the grant.
  • Only FIRST® Robotics Competition teams are eligible to apply
  • Teams applying must be located within a 25-mile radius of the Arconic locations within the United Kingdom and France listed in the application.

To fill out an application please follow this link: 2017-18 Arconic Foundation  Grant Application-United Kingdom and France

If you have any questions, please contact frcgrants@firstinspires.org and reference this grant in your subject line.

As always, we are here to help. Please contact our Customer Support Team with any questions, or if you need help, visit our "Contact Us" webpage:

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Sincerely,

FIRST® Robotics Competition Team Support

603.666.3906 x 0  |  firstroboticscompetition@firstinspires.org  |  www.firstinspires.org


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