FLL Challenge Financial Information
New FLL Challenge Teams can expect to pay around $850 – 1200 to get started. This fee allows your team to be officially registered with FIRST, gains you access to the Challenge Set and provides your team access to purchase a discounted reusable robot kit of LEGO parts off their store. After the first year, teams can expect to pay less, since they will be able to reuse their robot set year after year. The reoccurring costs will be Team Registration for FIRST and Iowa FLL as well as the Challenge Set.It is important to note that teams must use ONE of the available robot kits while completing in FLL Challenge. You do not need to purchase multiple robot kits and these can be used year after year.
Every Year Cost
One Time Cost
- Laptop: To program your robot.
- Team Swag Materials: (Shirts, accessories, ext.) if the team desires.
- Project Materials: Materials for your Project Presentation can be as simple or complex as you would like.
- Travel Related Funds
Grants and Fundraising
If you want to start a team but need help getting started financially, many grants are available through sponsors looking to diversify the STEM fields. FIRST offers a number of fundraising ideas along with access to grants and scholarships offered locally, regionally and nationally by outside corporations and companies.