NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge Grants

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.


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. Through our grant program, thousands of middle and high school students learn about and have fun with fluid power.

Eric Lanke – NFPA President/CEO

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.

On Friday, July 1st, 2023, the NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge Grant application period opens for 2022-23. Schools/organizations are 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.


2021-2022 Fluid Power Action Challenge Grant Awardees

  • 4-H / Windermere Prep 4-H
  • Exploding Bacon Team 1902
  • AFC Jr/Sr High School
  • Alcoa High School
  • Babcock Neighborhood School
  • Baylor College of Medicine Biotech Academy at Rusk
  • Bayside Middle School
  • Beer Middle School
  • Bennett’s Mill Middle School
  • Birchwood High School Brandon-Evansville 2908
  • Brentwood Middle School
  • Broomfield High School
  • Campbell-Tintah
  • Carleton Middle School
  • Carter Middle School
  • Chagrin Falls Middle School
  • Chatham Christian School
  • Community Team
  • Dr. Mona Jain Middle School
  • East Ridge High School
  • Electa Arcotte Lee Middle School
  • Endeavor Charter School
  • Granby High School
  • Grissom Middle School
  • Haile Middle School
  • Heron Creek Middle
  • Home School
  • Horizon Middle School
  • Horizon Science Academy – Belmont
  • Innovations STEM Academy
  • ISD 544 Fergus Falls, MN
  • JC Booth Middle School
  • JFK High School
  • Jovita Idar Elementary School
  • Lafayette Middle School
  • Lake Country School
  • Macomb Community College
  • Maple Dale School
  • McIntosh Middle School
  • Montini Middle SchooL
  • Oak Prairie Junior High
  • Oneida Special School District
  • Orange Technical College
  • Osakis High School
  • Palm View K-8
  • Palmer Middle School
  • Palmyra-Eagle Area M.S. & H.S.
  • Pittsburgh Gifted Center
  • Redland Christian Academy
  • Royse City High School
  • Sheboygan Central High School
  • Southcrest Christian School
  • Southwestern High School
  • St. Augustine Preparatory Academy
  • St. Mary Catholic School
  • STEM Academy at Bartlett
  • STEM Lab K-8
  • Sussex County Technical School
  • Swallow School District
  • Swanville High School
  • UAF 365 SMART Academy
  • Valley View Junior High
  • Wheatland Center School
  • Whitewater Middle School

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 epannell@nfpa.com or 414-778-3364.

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