Q. Who can I contact locally when I need help or can't find the answer to a question? A. The Mississippi Affiliate Partner for FIRST LEGO League is Teresa Lanum, firstname.lastname@example.org Q. Are there any grants available for new teams? A. This varies from year to year. For the Hydro Dynamics season, TVA is offering registration grants to teams located in its service area. The grants are available until December 1, 2017 or until the number sponsored are depleted. Q. How many teams will advance from qualifiers to the state championship? A. The championship tournament will host 24 teams. Advancement criteria will be posted on the Events page when registration for the season closes and teams have been assigned to qualifiers. Q.What is the Global Innovation Award? A. The Global Innovation Award recognizes a team that has developed a original solution to a real-world problem that has the potential to add significant value to the world. Each Mississippi will qualifier will nominate one team to be considered for the Global Innovation Award at Championship. Q. What if our team has a conflict with the qualifier date it is assigned? A, Information on how to request a different qualifier can be found under the Event Registration under Events.