Iowa FLL Team Start Up Grants – Microsoft and ChangeX

Iowa FLL Team Start Up Grants – Microsoft and ChangeX

Exciting news for Iowa FIRST® LEGO® League – the Microsoft Community Challenge facilitated by ChangeX has chosen Des Moines as a location for their community grant efforts of $75,000, and Iowa FLL programs (Discover, Explore and Challenge) are three of their chosen programs to receive grants!

Today is the launch of the Microsoft Community Challenge for Des Moines. The Microsoft Community Challenge will mobilize community-led action across Des Moines and the surrounding counties. Sponsored by the Microsoft Datacenter Community Development Team and facilitated by, local community members can apply to start one of 12 established and impactful ideas across the areas of digital skills, environmental sustainability, and community prosperity; getting the resources, seed funding, and support needed to start one of these projects in their local community.

Check out this video to learn more about ChangeX

And each of these pages for more information on the FLL programs. Grants are open with funding going directly to teams from the Microsoft Community Challenge through ChangeX:

Grant funds are available on a first-come basis for new teams to start FLL programming, and are open to existing groups and individuals (once they form a team) across Polk, Dallas, Warren, Madison, Guthrie, Jasper and Story Counties, so please encourage folks to take a look today and apply.

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The #MicrosoftCommunityChallenge has launched in Des Moines! $75,000 will go to local teams committed to building thriving communities by starting ideas like FIRST LEGO League, Girls Who Code, Slow Streets, Community Fridge and more: #ThrivingCommunities #MicrosoftDCCD

Get funding for community projects in Des Moines

Call for Applications: #MicrosoftCommunityChallenge