Los Angeles Region FIRST® LEGO® League (LAR FLL)
2011 Grant Information

To be eligible for these grants, teams must be located within the Los Angeles Region, which includes Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties in Southern California and must register with the Los Angeles Region as their primary region. For additional information, please contact LeRoy Nelson by phone or email. Additional information about grants will be distributed to coaches of registered teams via the Los Angeles Region FLL Teams Google group.

Rockwell Collins New and Second-Year Team Support and Coach Stipends

Intended to help establish FLL teams in economically and/or socially disadvantaged schools or communities. Primary consideration will be given to teams that meet an economic eligibility criterion: teams from zip codes with median household income less than 80% of the state per city-data.com and/or teams from schools with a free/reduced meal population of 40% or more. Special consideration will be given to teams of underrepresented minorities and females and to teams from rural schools. Additional consideration will be given to teams with 5 or more student members and to teams formed through a school, non-profit organization (e.g., Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Boys & Girls Club, 4H), or public center (e.g., library, community center). Grants are also available to teams that have a Rockwell Collins employee or retiree as a coach or mentor.

New Team Support covers team registration and FLL robot set (estimated cost including shipping and sales tax is $753). Second-Year support covers team registration (estimated cost is $263). For new teams that meet an economic eligibility criterion, New Team Support will also cover qualifying tournament registration. New Coach Stipends of $500 and Second-Year Coach Stipends of $250 are also available.


Applications will be considered as they are submitted and are due by September 15, 2011.


Download 2011 Rockwell Collins New and Second-Year Team Grant Application Form

2011 New Team Support Recipients

 Team Team Name School/Organization Name City Zip Code T R F S
      454 Cookie Monsters Will Rogers Middle School Lawndale 90740 T   
   2480 SMS Robotics II Sepulveda Middle School & Gifted Magnet North Hills 91343 T R  S
   2502 CyberJags 3 Wilmington Middle School Wilmington 90744 T   
   2500 CyberJags 1 Wilmington Middle School Wilmington 90744 T   
   1955 Melrose Robotics Stars Melrose Elementary School MST Magnet Los Angeles 90046 T R  S
   9232 Wildcat Pandas Cerritos Elementary School Glendale 91206 T R  S
   9250 Go Bananas Cerritos Elementary School Glendale 91206 T R  
   9430 SeaBricks Ocean View Jr. High School Oxnard 93033 T   S
   9916 Food Inspectors Jefferson Middle School San Gabriel 91776 T R  
   3052 CAL Rocketeers Center for Advanced Learning Los Angeles 90011 T R  S
   9152 VaqueRobotics Vista Middle School Van Nuys 91402 T R  S
 11551 Eagles Audubon Middle School Los Angeles 90008 T   
 11788 NXTerminators Christ Lutheran Church & School Brea 92821 T R  
 11881 TBD Somis School Somis 93066 T R  S
 11888 TBD Somis School Somis 93066 T R  S
 11891 TBD Somis School Somis 93066 T R  S
 11998 TBD Somis School Somis 93066 T R  S

2011 Second-Year Team Support Recipients 

 Team Team Name School/Organization Name City Zip Code T R F S
   3343 RoboHawks Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School Northridge 91325 T   
 12384 TBD Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica Santa Monica 90401 T   
 11910 Jabuar 2 El Soreno Middle School Los Angeles 90032 T   
 11439 Quasar Robotics Foshay Learning Center Los Angeles 90018 T   
 11440 Inner Core Robotics Foshay Learning Center Los Angeles 90018 T   
 11442 Team Ultra Seven Foshay Learning Center Los Angeles 90018 T   
   5509 Foster Eagles Foster Elementary School Compton 90221 T   
   7271 Fabulous Bulldogs Jefferson Middle School San Gabriel 91776 T   
   9429 BrickHawks Ocean View Jr. High School Oxnard 93033 T   
 11637 San Gabriel High School San Gabriel High School San Gabriel 91776 T   S
   2476 SMS Robotics Sepulveda Middle School & Gifted Magnet North Hills 91343 T   S
     451 Food Fighters Will Rogers Middle School Lawndale 90740 T   S
   2501 CyberJags 2 Wilmington Middle School Wilmington 90744 T   

Team Hardship Grants

Available for up to two teams per cycle that would be unable to participate in FLL without some financial assistance and that do not qualify for Rockwell Collins grants. Team Hardship Grants cover the cost of any two of

  • Team registration ($225.00)
  • FLL robot set ($420.00) for new teams
  • Field setup kit ($65.00) for returning teams

There are three Hardship Grant cycles for the Food Factor season:

  • Cycle 1. June Applications; July Distribution. A small amount of funds are available for June distribution that will be administered on a first come, first serve basis. Application Deadline: June 16, 2011
  • Cycle 2. July Applications; August Distribution. Application Deadline: July 24, 2011
  • Cycle 3. Sept. Applications; Sept Distribution. Application Deadline: September 8, 2011

Before you can apply for this or any other grant, you will first need to register a team. When you register your team, indicate that you will pay later by check or purchase order.Please do not pay for your order in advance! Team Hardship Grants are now being administered through a Grant Code Process. Teams cannot be reimbursed if they pay for their order prior to the grant code being approved.

To apply, please send an email to Grants@LARFLL.org with the following information: team number and name, name of host organization (school, club, etc.), whether team is rookie or veteran, one paragraph briefly describing the team situation including an explanation of why the team needs financial support, and the two items to be funded. 


2011 Team Hardship Grant Recipients
 Team Team Name School/Organization Name City Zip Code T R F S
 2643 SoundWaves Jefferson Middle School San Gabriel 91776 T  F 
 5271 Cyber Jags 4 Wilmington Middle School Wilmington 90744 T  F 
 5272 135th Street RoboDragons 135th Street Elementary School Gardena 90247 T  F 
 1721 Junior Wolverines Foshay Learning Center Los Angeles 90018 T  F 
 1729 Epic Bots Foshay Learning Center Los Angeles 90018 T  F 

T = Team Registration, R = FLL Robot Set, F = Field Setup Kit, S = Coach Stipend, * = Failed to attend qualifying event or make-up event