Second Event Preference and Kit and Kickoff Preferences/Rookie Grants/Tune into Twitch Weekly
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Second Event Preference Opened Today at 12:00 P.M. (noon) ET: Teams will be able to select their event preferences for the second event registration until 12:00 P.M. (noon) ET on Thursday, October 18. Initial event registration is still available on the Dashboard to those who have not yet selected their first event. 
After selecting your event preferences, please make sure to make your Kit and Kickoff selections. To do so, under the Team Events section, the Lead Coach/Mentor 1 or 2 will select “Event Options,” then “Kit & Kickoff.” Please note the following before making your selections: 
  1. Picking up your Kickoff Kit at a Local Kickoff will save your team shipping costs;
  2. If your team chooses not to attend any Local Kickoff, the Kickoff Kit will be shipped to your designated contact, and your team will be responsible for the shipping costs. Teams that choose to have their Kickoff Kit shipped can expect to receive it sometime during the week after Kickoff.  International teams should be aware that delivery date will depend on customs clearance;
  3. Your team may attend more than one Kickoff. For example, you can send members to the Kickoff in Manchester, NH, while others can attend a Local Kickoff in your area. However, you must indicate only one Kickoff for Kickoff Kit pickup;
  4. Please note that to receive your Kickoff Kit, either at your Kickoff location or by having it shipped to you, you must have paid your registration fee and any associated shipping fees. 
All teams must complete their Kickoff selections for the 2019 season prior to Monday, November 19 at 12:00 P.M. (noon) ET. 
Questions about Kickoff? Please contact for assistance. 
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 1, 2018, so apply today!  
Tune into Twitch Weekly: The next episode airs Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00 P.M. ET.  
STEM Equity Community Inclusion Grant: Are you ready to impact youth in your community? Do you seek to inspire innovation and empower young minds through experiential learning? The FIRST® STEM Equity Community Innovation Grant aims to fulfill these visions and is now accepting applications. We are now accepting applications for the 2019 FIRST STEM Equity Community Innovation Grant. This grant is newly designed to support school districts with high-poverty schools in providing greater access to quality STEM experiences for targeted (underserved, underrepresented and vulnerable youth) students in their communities across the U.S. 
      Join our informational webinar: 
      Friday, October 12, 2018 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. ET  
      Please join from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. 
      You can also dial in using your phone.  
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      Access Code: 996-188-245 
Please note that the funding period begins in July 2019 and concludes on June 30, 2020. Up to 15 schools and communities will receive grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. Detailed information about how to apply, critical deadlines, and qualifications can be found in the Request for Proposal document. The grant is made possible as part of the FIRST Equity, Diversity & Inclusion initiative with generous support from our sponsors: Apple, Arconic Foundation, Qualcomm, Bosch, Caterpillar, Cisco, Cognizant, The Dow Chemical Company, Fidelity Charitable, GM, GitHub, John Deere, Verizon, individuals, and anonymous donors.  
Learn more and apply today. Notice of intent is due November 4, 2018. 
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