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OSPI & FIRST Washington FAQ- Updated 9/19

What's different?

FIRST Washington is now the administrator of the OSPI grant and funds.

When does the grant open?

The grant will open on Sept 15 and close on Sept 29.

Who can apply?

Any public or tribal compact school in Washington State can apply.

If you are a tribal school that is not a compact school, email grants@firstwa.org. Even if OSPI funding is not available, FIRST Washington may be able to find other funders to support your team!

Not sure what your tribal school classification is? Check out this resource from OSPI.

Can all Tribal Schools Apply for this Grant?

No, only Tribal Compact Schools are eligible for this grant. Please contact grants@firstwa.org if you are not a Tribal Compact School but are a Tribal School so that we can see if you may be eligible for other funding through FIRST WA.  

Who will the check for funding be made out to?

Per our contract with OSPI checks must be made out to the school or district, principal, school cashier, or ASB. Please coordinate with your school’s administration as all schools have different policies and procedures regarding this.

My school is in Washington, but our team competes in another state because the competitions are closer, are we still eligible for this grant?

Yes, as long as your school is in Washington, and you are competing in FIRST programs you are eligible.