I just received a call back from Amanda at FIRST. She said that they are very aware of the delay in NASA Grants. They also have a list of teams that have applied for the NASA Grant, so they know which teams are waiting to hear back from NASA.
She said that any team that is waiting on NASA funding will not be dropped if they do not receive the NASA Grant, they will have an opportunity to play their registration fee after the awards are released.
Lastly, she said they are really HOPING that the awards will be released this afternoon, and if not, then “early this week”.