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Rogers: Applications open for K-12 Robotics Competition Grant

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 15, 2023) — The Indiana Department of Education is accepting applications for the K-12 Robotics Competition Grant, said State Sen. Linda Rogers (R-Granger).

The grant helps state-accredited schools establish or maintain robotics competition programs, providing Hoosier students with more high-quality STEM programming. It was established by the General Assembly during the 2023 legislative session in House Enrolled Act 1382, which Rogers sponsored.

Eligible schools include public schools, charter schools and state-accredited non-public schools. Teams must consist of K-12 students who are enrolled in an eligible school and at least one adult who is a team mentor and coach.

"This program is an excellent way to get kids involved in STEM education because it provides an interactive opportunity for them to learn while working toward a goal," Rogers said. "I look forward to seeing this grant used to further expand children's interest in STEM programs."

Grant award amounts will not exceed $50,000 and will be awarded based on the school's proposed project and budget. Applicants must provide evidence of contribution from other private or local funds in an amount equal to at least 25% of the amount of the awarded grant.

Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29. To apply, click here.

To learn more about the program, click here.


State Sen. Linda Rogers (R-Granger) represents Senate District 11,
which includes portions of Elkhart and St. Joseph counties.
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