N.H. Education Dept. extends robotics fund deadline

  • Members of FIRST Robotics team 5813 Morpheus talks about their experiences at the FIRST Championship from their garage workshop in Concord on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Elizabeth Frantz / Monitor file

Monitor staff
Wednesday, October 04, 2017

With a newly created robotics education grant program proving unexpectedly popular, New Hampshire’s Department of Education announced Tuesday it had found an additional funding source and extended deadlines to accommodate demand.

The department launched the Robotics Education Development Program in September with $375,000 in state funding. The program was aimed at giving schools the startup money and tools necessary to start robotics teams. Ninety-seven schools applied, for a total ask of $475,000 in just under a month.

Education officials said they’d worked with the U.S. Department of Education to secure federal money to extend the program’s funding. The application window, which originally closed this weekend, has been extended until Nov. 15.