Drone Teams

FPL is excited to help bring the spirit of innovation to schools across Florida through the Drones in School program. We are funding 100 new teams in the FPL/Gulf Power service area for the 2021-22 school year. Drones in School brings the excitement of drone racing to the classroom or after-school programs with hands-on experiences. Drones in School utilizes small-scale drone technology, allowing students to develop technical skills through a process that is safe and scalable for the classroom environment. This free program is available for all schools (public, private, charter, home-school) on a first-come, first-served basis for grades 6-12.

Program Fact Sheet 

Program Overview 

Frequently Asked Questions

Apply today to start your drone team!

a drone team sitting

A drone team operating a drone.

different color drones on a table

Drones on a table.

Robotics Sponsorships

Robotics programs are a great way to spark curiosity and drive interest in STEM careers for Florida's students. Throughout the FPL service area, we sponsor teams at all levels of the FIRST® (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology) family of programs. We also sponsor a number of regional competition events in Florida.

For FIRST® robotics teams that have been in existence for over one year submit the following required documents to maureen.wilt@fpl.com:

  • FPL request for funding form.
  • W-9 with the name, address and federal tax ID number of the entity that will manage your funds
  • If you are a not-for-profit organization, the IRS determination letter 501c3

The following timeline will be used to fund mature teams.

FLL Jr. and FLL: July - Sept.

FTC: July - Sept.

FRC: Sept. - Feb.

Checks are typically issued within six weeks of receiving a request for funding.