This fall will mark 14 years of The National Fluid Power Association hosting the Fluid Power Action Challenge and eight years of NFPA offering schools/organization grants. NFPA would like to thank the hundreds of individuals in NFPA member companies and education partner institutions who have been involved in mentorship, classroom activities, and events related to the Fluid Power Action Challenge, which has engaged more than 26,000 students through classroom activities and events to date.
“The Fluid Power Action Challenge is one of our flagship outreach and education programs that introduces young students to fluid power technology and careers,” said Eric Lanke – NFPA President/CEO. Through our grant program, thousands of middle and high school students learn about and have fun with fluid power.“
This past academic year, the National Fluid Power Foundation issued 64 Fluid Power Action Challenge grants totaling more than $30,000 to 54 schools/organizations across the country. These funds support schools and organizations that would otherwise not be able to participate in fluid power programming in the classroom or at events across the US. The grants were used to purchase classroom mechanical devices and help cover Fluid Power Action Challenges expenses, such as registration and transportation.
The NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge Grant application period is open for 2022-23 to schools/organizations interested in receiving funding for fluid power programs and events for the 2022-23 academic year. NFPA encourages schools/organizations to apply as soon as possible.
A pipeline into fluid power continues to be created through NFPA’s Fluid Power Action Challenge grants and other workforce programs. It is NFPA’s pleasure to congratulate all the schools and organizations that received grants for the academic year 2021-22.
Programs like the Fluid Power Action Challenge grant are made partly by the generous support of industry volunteers and NFPA Education and Technology Foundation, and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation.
If you are interested in the NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge and NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge grants, contact NFPA Workforce Program Manager Eric Pannell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-778-3364.
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