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NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge

Fluid Power Action Challenge Grants

The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation awards grants of up to $500 to middle and high schools to facilitate the teaching of hydraulics and pneumatics in their classrooms. These grants can be used to defray the costs of participating in the Fluid Power Action Challenge—a design/build competition program that challenges students to solve an engineering problem using fluid power. Eligible expenses include either those associated with bringing Action Challenge kits into the classroom or those associated with participating in an Action Challenge event.

For more information on the Fluid Power Action Challenge, click here.

Grants are currently available for schools or classrooms interested in:

  • Purchasing Fluid Power classroom work kits and/or attending an Action Challenge. Apply here.
  • Hosting a private Action Challenge within your school or organization. Apply here.
  • Hosting a public Action Challenge open to schools and organizations in your community. Apply here.

Contact Lynn Beyer at (414) 778-3364 or lbeyer@nfpa.com with any questions.

To date, more than 90 schools have been awarded these grants, helping to introduce fluid power to more than 6,300 students.

Past grant recipients include:

  • 2017
  • Linton Middle School, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Beer Middle School, Warren, MI
  • Carleton Middle School, Warren, MI
  • Carter Middle School, Warren, MI
  • Chagrin Falls Middle School, Chagrin Falls, OH
  • Flat Rock Middle School, Tyrone, GA
  • Grissom Middle School, Warren, MI
  • 2016
  • Arsenal 6-8, Pittsburg, PA
  • Ashby Public School, Ashby, MN
  • Bennett's Mill Middle School, Fayatteville, GA
  • Benson Ag Department, Benson, MN
  • Brentwood School District, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Brichwood High School, Birchwood, WI
  • Campbell-Tintah, Campbell, MN
  • Columbia Middle School, Decatur, GA
  • Cooper Middle School, Austell, GA
  • Crawfordsville School, Crawfordsville, IN
  • Crest Middle School, Homer Glen, IL
  • Crest Middle School, Shelby, NC
  • Gillett Secondary, Gillett, WI
  • Humboldt Park School, Milwaukee, WI
  • JC Booth Middle School, Peachtree City, GA
  • Jerling Junior High, Oarland Park, IL
  • Kenston Middle School, Chagrin Falls, OH
  • Lake Country School, Hartland, WI
  • Macomb Community College, Warren, MI
  • Maple Grove Senior High, Maple Grove, MN
  • Melrose Area Public Schools, Melrose, MN
  • Moon Middle School, Moon Twp., PA
  • North Hills Middle School, Pittsburg, PA
  • North Shore Middle School, Hartland, WI
  • Northern Lakes Regional Academy, Rice Lake, WI
  • Oak Prairie Junior High, Homer Glen, IL
  • Richmond School , South Milwaukee, WI
  • Richmond School, Sussex, WI
  • Shelby Middle School, Shelby, NC
  • South Milwaukee High School, South Milwaukee, WI
  • Southside STEM Academy, Norfolk, VA
  • St. Vincent de Paul School, Peoria, IL
  • Tampa Bay HEAT Homeschool, Tampa Bay, FL
  • Upper Valley Career Center, Piqua, OH
  • Valley View Junior High, Farmersville, OH
  • Wayzata School, Plymouth, MN
  • West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Montgomery, WV
  • 2015
  • Ashby Public School, Ashby, MN
  • Beer Middle School, Warren, MI
  • Brandon-Evansville Schools, Brandon, MN
  • Burns Middle School, Lawndale, NC
  • Campbell-Tintah School, Campbell, MN
  • Carleton Middle School, Warren, MI
  • Carter Middle School, Warren, MI
  • Chaney Monge School, Crest Hill, IL
  • Chartiers Valley Middle School, Bridgeville, PA
  • Columbia Middle School, Decatur, GA
  • Cooper Middle School, Austell, GA
  • Crest Middle School, Shelby, NC
  • Crone Middle School, Naperville, IL
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran School, Pekin, IL
  • Grissom Middle School, Warren, MI
  • Humboldt Park School. Milwaukee, WI
  • Independence Middle School, Bethel Park, PA
  • Jane Addams Jr High, Schaumburg, IL
  • Lake Country School, Hartland, WI
  • Linton Middle School, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Longfellow Middle School, Wauwatosa, WI
  • Louise Radloff Middle School, Duluth, GA
  • Moon Area Middle School, Moon TWP, PA
  • North Hills Middle School, Pittsburgh, PA
  • North Shore Middle School, Hartland, WI
  • Northern Lakes Regional Academy, Rice Lake, WI
  • Oak Prairie Junior High, Homer Glen, IL
  • Parkers Prairie School, Parkers Prairie, MN
  • Riverview Jr/Sr High School, Oakmont, PA
  • Saint Alexis School, Wexford, PA
  • Shelby Middle School, Shelby, NC
  • South Adams Middle School, Berne, IN
  • Steffen Middle School, Mequon, WI
  • SWWC Service Cooperative, Marshall, MN
  • Wauwatosa West High School, Wauwatosa, WI
  • Whitman Middle School, Wauwatosa, WI
  • 2014
  • Beer Middle School, Warren, MI
  • Brentwood Middle School, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Canon-McMillan School District, Canonsburg, PA
  • Carleton Middle School, Warren, MI
  • Carter Middle School, Warren, MI
  • Crest Middle School, Shelby, NC
  • Grissom Middle School, Warren, MI
  • Independence Middle School, Bethel Park, PA
  • Ingomar Middle School, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Lake Country School, Hartland, WI
  • Linton Middle School, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Manhattan Junior High, Manhattan, IL
  • Mitchell Middle School, Racine, WI
  • Moon Area Middle School, Moon Township, PA
  • Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Riverview Junior/Senior High School, Oakmont, PA
  • Saint Alexis School, Wexford, PA
  • Shelby Middle School, Shelby, NC
  • North Hills Middle School, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Washington Junior High, Joliet, IL
  • 2013
  • Jerling Junior High, Orland Park, IL
  • John Young Middle School, Mishawaka, IN
  • King's Fork High School, Suffolk, VA
  • Longfellow Middle School, Wauwatosa, WI
  • Mitchell Middle School, Racine, WI
  • Oak Prairie Junior High School, Homer Glen, IL
  • Whitman Middle School, Wauwatosa, WI
  • 2012
  • Brown Intermediate Center, South Bend, IN
  • Clay Intermediate Center, South Bend, IN
  • Edison Intermediate Center, South Bend, IN
  • Eisenhower Junior High School, Hoffman Estates, IL
  • Greene Intermediate Center, South Bend, IN
  • Jackson Intermediate Center, South Bend, IN
  • Jane Addams Junior High School, Schaumburg, IL
  • Jefferson Traditional Center, South Bend, IN
  • Jerling Junior High, Orland Park, IL
  • La Causa Charter School, Milwaukee, WI
  • LaSalle Academy, South Bend, IN
  • Lincoln Prairie School, Hoffman Estates, IL
  • Longfellow Middle School, Wauwatosa, WI
  • Marshall Intermediate Center, South Bend, IN
  • Metcalf Junior High School, Burnsville, MN
  • Navarre Intermediate Center, South Bend, IN
  • Oak Prairie Junior High School, Homer Glen, IL
  • Whitman Middle School, Wauwatosa, WI
  • 2011
  • Gardiner Public Schools, Gardiner, MT
  • High Point Regional High School, Sussex, NJ
  • King's Fork High School, Suffolk, VA
  • Maury High School, Norfolk, VA