OKSDE Botball Grant

2013-2014 Application

The Oklahoma State Department of Education in partnership with Botball will provide grants up to $2,200 per school to facilitate recent start-up and existing Botball team opportunities. Click anywhere you see the word application to get to the grant application form.

Eligible recipients:

Oklahoma public schools including charter schools

Grant funds may be used for:

  • Botball Educational Robotics Program(Botball)
    • Ages-Middle School thru High School

Allowable uses of grant awards:

  • Botball registration fees

Funds available:

The number of grants awarded will depend upon the number and type of applications received. Applicants are eligible to apply for grants in the following amounts:

  • Rookie Teams (1st year teams)
    Botball – up to $2,200
  • New Teams (2nd- thru 5th-year teams)
    Botball - up to $1,500
  • Veteran Teams (6 years plus)
    Botball – up to $1,000

Successful applications will address:

  • A diverse socio-economic school environment that represents the percent of students receiving free and reduced lunch and includes race and gender as defining points.
  • Increased student engagement in STEM education through Botball Robotics and the Global Conference on Educational Robotics
  • Commitment to the development of student teams, recruitment of volunteer mentors, designing and building of remote-controlled robots.
  • Participation in the Oklahoma Botball Regional Competitions. Information on competitions and registration can be found in the resources section of this application.

Application Process:

  • Complete a grant application form for each team.
  • Submit application(s), signed assurance, photo consent form to be completed at the tournament
  • Grants will be evaluated by OSDE and Botball partnership committee members.
  • Grant awards will be announced by the committee.

Links to follow for assistance with Botball:

Due Date:

  • First Review: October 15
  • Second Review: November 15
  • Final Review: December 16
  • Completed applications DUE 5:00 p.m. Monday, December 16, 2012
  • Applications received AFTER Monday, December 16, 2012 will not be considered



For qu  Questions regarding the grant application, please contact:

Jeff Downs
Executive Director of STEM
Oklahoma State Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 315 
Oklahoma City OK  73105

Levi Patrick 
Director of Secondary Mathematics
Oklahoma State Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 315
Oklahoma City OK 73105







For qu  Questions regarding Botball programs, please contact:

Steve Goodgame
Executive Director KISS Institute 
(405)579-4609 ---direct
Marci Corey
Program Manager
(405) 579-4609






Timeline of Botball Events

Global Conference on Educational Robotics
Team Size

No limit-middle and high school aged No limit-middle and high school, undergraduate, graduate
Training Opportunities



Registration Deadline

 Jan 1, 2014 Online and Onsite registration available
Oklahoma Regional Competitions

TBA Not Applicable
International Botball Tournament
(open to all teams)


Last updated on August 5, 2014