Frequently Asked Questions

This is a short list of our most frequently asked questions about the NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge. For more information, please contact Stephanie Scaccianoce, Workforce Development Program Manager, at

Q: Should the timeline and instructions listed on this site be followed strictly?

A: No, the timeline and instructions are guidelines only. You should customize and adapt them based on your situation. We have found that situations can vary greatly in hosting a Challenge, some steps will not apply to your group. So, modify depending on what is right for your school/company.

Q: Are there grants available to help with the costs of hosting an NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge?

A: Yes, grants are currently available for schools or classrooms interested in: (each point can be a downloadable PDF application)

  • Purchasing Fluid Power classroom work kits
  • Attending an Action Challenge
  • Hosting a private Action Challenge
  • Hosting a public Action Challenge

Q: Do you have a mentor program to help if questions come up?

A: Yes, we have experienced Fluid Power Action Challenge hosts that you can contact with related questions. All you have to do is email Stephanie to get connected.